A firefighter rakes dry vegetation to the backfire during the Lightning Complex fire on August 19 in Vacaville, California. Photo: SIPA USA/TNS A firefighter rakes dry vegetation to the backfire during the Lightning Complex fire on August 19 in Vacaville, California. Photo: SIPA USA/TNS
A firefighter rakes dry vegetation to the backfire during the Lightning Complex fire on August 19 in Vacaville, California. Photo: SIPA USA/TNS
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Coronavirus, climate change and Trumpian politics affect us all and put a heavy burden on American voters

  • The Covid-19 pandemic adds to the challenges of a world only just beginning to see the ravages of climate change
  • Meanwhile, the US president’s hint that his administration might not abide by the results of the November election threatens democracy and could have global consequences

A firefighter rakes dry vegetation to the backfire during the Lightning Complex fire on August 19 in Vacaville, California. Photo: SIPA USA/TNS A firefighter rakes dry vegetation to the backfire during the Lightning Complex fire on August 19 in Vacaville, California. Photo: SIPA USA/TNS
A firefighter rakes dry vegetation to the backfire during the Lightning Complex fire on August 19 in Vacaville, California. Photo: SIPA USA/TNS
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.