President Donald Trump's tax returns have been subpoenaed, U.S. intelligence points the finger at Iran for the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, and NBC News takes a week-long look at a "Climate in Crisis." Plus, "Dancing with the Stars" takes a political twist.
For many scientists, Greenland is considered “ground zero” for climate change, a place where global warming’s impact is most apparent — and where the effects of rising temperatures, warming oceans and melting ice could have the most dire consequences.
But for the 55,000 people who make their home on this massive, ice-covered island, an autonomous Danish territory, the realities of climate change are complex, bringing both unexpected benefits and acute challenges.
“We're seeing unprecedented melting of the ice sheet right now, and Greenland's ice sheet is at the center of everything,” said Thomas Juul-Pedersen, a scientist and education coordinator at the Greenland Climate Research Centre in Nuuk, the country’s capital.
As part of NBC News' week-long series, "Climate in Crisis," Al Roker traveled to Greenland to study the impact of these melting glaciers. Lester Holt went to Alaska — where he spent part of his childhood — to get a personal perspective on climate change.
In an opinion piece, Roker writes that the notion that we can ignore climate change is "just foolhardy." Rather, it's time to focus on the changes we can make to save the planet.
Israel's prime minister has spent the days leading up to the unprecedented do-over election on Tuesday unveiling hard-line campaign pledges in a last-ditch attempt to win over right-wing voters and to draw attention away from his potential indictment in three corruption cases.
One way or the other, many say that the election boils down to a referendum on Netanyahu’s time in power. This summer he became the country's longest serving prime minister, surpassing Israel’s founding-father David Ben-Gurion.
“This election is about the same thing that every election in Israel has been about for the last 25 years. Two words: Benjamin Netanyahu,” said Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to the United States.