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Bringing Natural Resources to the Table: ELI, UNEP Launch New Environmental Peacebuilding Platform

I have a guest post up at the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat on environmental peacebuilding and the work that the UN Environment Programme and the Environmental Law Institute are… Read more »

It’s often more rational for people in disaster-prone areas not to move

Over at The Atlantic Cities, Prof. Harvey Moltoch has a good piece titled “Why Residents of Disaster-Prone Areas Don’t Move.” In it, he discusses some of the economic and emotional… Read more »

What if we approached climate change like nicotine addiction?

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Steven Suranovic, an economist from George Washington University, published an interesting article in this month’s edition of Global Environmental Change. The piece examines our current addiction to fossil fuels from a behavioral economics perspective,… Read more »

Reshaping America’s climate and food aid policies to tackle instability

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UPDATE (4/3/13 at 1:08pm): The New York Times ran a piece this morning reporting that the Obama administration has proposed changing the US food aid system to purchase crops from local… Read more »