Historians may look back at Typhoon Haiyan as a turning point in disaster journalism and the politics of climate change. For the first time, an extreme- weather catastrophe in the tropics has shrugged off its “made in Asia” label and gone global.
Breezing into a sunlit conference room near London’s Hyde Park Corner wearing an open-collared white shirt that frames his square jaw, Loic Fery exudes the confidence of a soccer club owner who’s enjoyed success on the pitch and with the team’s account ledgers.
Joe Dear is giving a pep talk to more than two dozen colleagues at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. As Dear paces before his people on this July afternoon in Sacramento, he implores them to shake off the funk of the pension fund’s recent troubles.
Richard Branson , founder of the Virgin Group Ltd., played soccer, rugby and cricket. Jeff Zucker , departing chief executive officer of NBC Universal, played competitive junior tennis. Isadore Sharp , founder of Four Seasons Hotels, played pond hockey, with magazines pressed into service for shin pads and rocks for goalposts.