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Category Archives: Vulnerability
FAO reports that: Twenty-two countries are … are in what is termed a protracted crisis, FAO said in its “State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010” hunger report, jointly published today with the World Food Programme (WFP). Chronic hunger … Continue reading
Think Globally Radio recently posted a number of great interviews. Here is one interesting one with political scientist, and renown author Thomas Homer-Dixon from University of Waterloo (Canada) – one of the world’s leading scholars on the intersection of environment, security … Continue reading
From the Big Picture photoblog from the Boston Globe Severe flooding in Pakistan and Continuing Pakistani floods. Also National Geographic. Views from space of Flooding in Pakistan from NASA EOS.
Kate Larkin writes Pakistan’s floods: is the worst still to come? in Nature News What is the main cause of the intense rainfall? It is weather, not climate change, that is to blame, according to meteorologists. An unusual jet stream … Continue reading
Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, author of many books on the geopolitics of central Asia, writes about the continuing floods in Pakistan in the New York Review of Books. He argues that the floods have the potential to further weaken the … Continue reading
The Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) maintains a global database on disasters. In collaboration with the new United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) they summarize disasters in the past decade. They state that in the … Continue reading
Dead Ahead: Similar Early Warning Signals of Change in Climate, Ecosystems, Financial Markets, Human Health
What do abrupt changes in ocean circulation and Earth’s climate, shifts in wildlife populations and ecosystems, the global finance market and its system-wide crashes, and asthma attacks and epileptic seizures have in common? According to a paper published this week in … Continue reading
Creating the perfect firestorm on the BBC writes about two of the slow variables that produce a fire situation: climate and fuel accumulation: Current climate projections point to an increase in fire-weather risk from warmer and drier conditions. Two simulations … Continue reading
American fire historian Stephen Pyne comments in The Australian on the current Australian fires in Bushfire leader becomes laggard: Australia knows better. It developed many key concepts of fire ecology and models of bushfire behaviour. It pioneered landscape-scale prescribed burning … Continue reading