June 28th, 2014
10:32 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: The costs of the climate crisis, and are we facing 1914 redux?

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday, Fareed speaks with two former treasury secretaries, Henry Paulson and Robert Rubin, about the coming costs of the climate crisis. For more on the issue watch the video clip or read Paulson’s New York Times opinion piece ‘The Coming Climate Crash.’

Then, why might Muqtada al-Sadr’s army be playing spoiler in Iraq, again?

Next, are we reliving 1914? On the 100th anniversary of the assassination that sparked World War I, Fareed explores the geopolitical similarities and differences with former CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin, author of the recent op-ed ‘How 2014 Is Strikingly Similar to 1914,’ Geoffrey Wawro, author of A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire, and Walter Russell Mead, professor of foreign affairs at Bard College.

And, introducing a new GPS series: Where America Works. Washington, DC may be broken, but intractable problems are being solved in towns across America. First stop: Houston’s immigration solutions.

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  1. D. Williams

    Paulson and Rubin? A couple of Wall Street banksters who served as the chief architects of many of the failed policies which precipitated the financial crisis and you offer them a forum to voice their economic analysis? This is as ridiculous as listening to Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Bremer provide their sage counsel on how to deal with Iraq. Sorry, but I read The Emperor's New Clothes fifty years ago and still remember the takeaway.

    June 29, 2014 at 10:25 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      A bright and fresh writer recently posted in this forum that it is wise to consider all points of view regarding an issue.
      That may not be politically correct, but it's what I always do.

      June 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        Wall Street is a very pleasant place to visit. It's old, with a traditional and nostalgic affect that one can enjoy when walking there.
        It's very New York, in a sense that may be disappearing.

        June 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm |
  2. Tanya Tweeton

    If Hank Paulson is so sure there are Republicans who want change in all those area he has mentioned particularly in the area of Climate Change, why isn't he leading the charge with his views on climate change and gathering those Republicans who are witling to work on the issue and make a difference in Congress? He hasn't stated what he is willing to do or is doing outside of supporting this report. Talk is cheap. It is easy and looks good being important committees, One also looks good supporting change while speaking about these issues, but doing nothing concrete about it.

    June 29, 2014 at 10:28 am |
    • Sumsanity

      Because he's a lying greedy old criminal who would gain even more millions on a cap and trade scam.

      June 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm |
  3. Sumsanity

    Hank Paulson should be arrested prosecuted and convicted for his crimes. If he is for this Global Warming scam then their must be a pile of money to be made. W
    What do greedy people like him want?
    The simple answer is: MORE.
    He's a greedy swindler trying to gin up support for a cap and trade scam that would benefit only a few, burden millions of the poor and the middle class and do absolutely NOTHING to affect the climate.

    June 29, 2014 at 10:44 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      There is plenty of money to be made by everybody, Democrats, Republicans, and friends alike, in the Global Warming crusades.
      We don't say "Global Warming" anymore, do we? It's been changed.
      As for Hank Paulson, the government has become pretty adept at finding and convicting those who actually commit crimes.

      June 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm |
      • Sumsanity

        Plenty of money to be made by everybody? No just a few. Like I said it would benefit only a few, burden millions of the poor and the middle class and do absolutely NOTHING to affect the climate.

        June 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        No, "plenty of money for everybody" is correct: not just a few.
        Already, make-work, government funded projects are rebuilding existing infrastructure with "green" materials, for example in the public housing where my former client lives just north of NYC.
        These replacements of functional items serve as a stimulus that benefits the unemployed.
        I agree that such "greening" will not affect the climate.

        July 1, 2014 at 8:06 am |
      • Sumsanity


        July 1, 2014 at 11:36 am |
  4. fernace

    I've recently read a historical novel about the 1st World War (or the Great War as it was called then) & was struck by the similarities of today! Not sure what that means, but I do know we humans repeat our mistakes with disturbing regularity! One can only hope (& pray) that history doesn't repeat itself!!

    June 30, 2014 at 3:10 am |
    • Ferhat Balkan

      I agree. History often repeats itself, because we tend to forget our past misdeeds and dismiss the warning signs.

      June 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm |
  5. DCenerizio

    http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/shorebank.php For those who want the truth about why two "treasury secretaries" are talking about "Climate Change"... check out this link. ......YOU TO FAREED!!!!

    June 30, 2014 at 8:02 am |
    • Sumsanity

      Excellent post. Can it be verified?

      June 30, 2014 at 6:52 pm |

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