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December 25, 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE 12/25/17 CLIMATE ACTION THE TECH SCRAMBLE TO REDUCE CO 2 After the pledge: Scientists are scrambling to make politicians' climate goals a reality. BY PETER FORD AND SARA MILLER LLANA 26 COVER STORY 18 bright ideas for 2018 From flying taxis to companion robots, new technologies on the horizon will transform how we work and live. BY EOIN O'CARROLL COVER ILLUSTRATION BY ZINA SAUNDERS INDEX 3 UPFRONT by MARK SAPPENFIELD 4 OVERHEARD 5 VIEWFINDER 6 ONE WEEK IN THE NEWS 9 D.C. DECODER 12 POINTS OF PROGRESS 16 FOCUS 19 SCIENCE & NATURE 20 STAFF PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 26 COVER STORY 33 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND 34 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 36 THE MIX: ARTS & CULTURE 38 BOOKS FOR GLOBAL READERS 39 DIFFERENCE-MAKERS 41 THE HOME FORUM 42 CROSSWORD PUZZLE 43 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE Amelia Newcomb Managing Editor Owen Thomas Weekly Edition Editor Marjorie Kehe Deputy Editor John Kehe Design Consultant Alfredo Sosa Director of Photography Scott Armstrong, Judy Douglass Senior Editors Molly Driscoll, Josh Kenworthy Staff Editors Heather Ehmke, Casey Fedde Copy Editors Lily Mui Operations Manager Julie Fallon Layout Designer Karen Norris, Jacob Turcotte Graphics © 2017 The Christian Science Publishing Society (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT) Published weekly, except when combined issues counting as two issues are published, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, 210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a periodical with the US Post Office. Periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing offices. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration Number 126916436. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to The Christian Science Monitor, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574. For subscriptions or change of address: US: 800-456-2220 Outside the US: 1-515-362-7462 email:, or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574. Advertising inquiries: call: 617-450-2644 Reader comments/questions: call 617-450-2300 PERMISSION TO REPRINT: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street – 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. Online at VOLUME 110 – ISSUE 6 "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY 2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | DECEMBER 25, 2017 V V BRIEFING: AN END TO THE INF TREATY? The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987 essentially ended the cold war. But accusations from both Washington and Moscow that the other is violating it appear to be reaching a breaking point. BY FRED WEIR 15 16 C Give the gift THAT KEEPS ON GIVING! THIS YEAR, GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION OF THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY To start giving, visit or call US: 800-456-2220 Outside the US: 1-515-362-7462

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