How Doomed Are We?
A troubling new United Nations report foreshadows mass extinctions if humans fail to take major action on climate change in the next few years. One million of the planet’s 8 million species are threatened, which could have devastating consequences for the rest of us. What can, and what should the United States be doing to make changes?

In for Jim Braude, Adam Reilly was joined by David Cash, dean of UMass Boston’s School of Policy and Global Studies and former Massachusetts commissioner of the department of environmental protections; and Anthony Janetos, director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future and chair of the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University.

Race, The Red Sox, And The White House
Red Sox manager Alex Cora has announced he will not be visiting the White House in the wake of the team’s World Series win, saying that he is frustrated by the lack of recovery progress in Puerto Rico. He joins Mookie Betts, David Price, and several other players of color who also said they will not attend in protest of President Donald Trump. The rest of the team, however, is still planning to go, including team owner John Henry and CEO Sam Kennedy.

Adam Reilly, in for Jim Braude, was joined by Dan Lebowitz, the executive director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, and Tina Opie, associate professor of management at Babson College.

The DeCordova Biennial
As it does every two years, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum just wrapped up its endeavor to find the freshest contemporary art around New England. It’s all now view at the DeCordova Biennial. That’s where WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen met up with three of this year’s featured artists.