Tag Archives: Environment & Conflict

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Why developed countries should back loss and damage in Paris

A number of critical issues remain unresolved, including whether countries should set a maximum safe threshold for carbon emissions and what protocols will be put in place to ensure that… Read more »

Karachi’s Heat Wave a Sign of Future Challenges to Pakistan’s Fragile Democracy

Karachi, the world’s second largest city by population, is emerging from the grips of a deadly heatwave. A persistent low pressure system camped over the Arabian Sea stifled ocean breezes and… Read more »

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How focusing on climate could make us miss the forest for the trees

If you haven’t read my last post on why we need to integrate climate change into disaster risk reduction, read that first. I’ll wait. And, while you’re at it, read… Read more »

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The NRC is wrong – we’re nowhere near ready to research geoengineering

Last week, the National Research Council released a lengthy, two-volume report on geoengineering. The central crux of the report and the surrounding debate seems to be that, sure, geoengineering is… Read more »

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Will climate change disasters really lead to more conflict? Maybe.

The US military has devoted a considerable amount of attention to climate change, which makes sense given the various risks it poses to military operations. These risks include potential increased… Read more »

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Why peace & international engagement may threaten Burma’s fragile ecosystems

This article is cross-posted from New Security Beat. Political and economic changes in Burma have been as rapid as they are surprising. In just three years, the country has gone… Read more »

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Ohio lawmaker compares clean energy to the Bataan death march

When the Ohio GOP leadership introduced SB 310 last month, they intentionally tried to sideline Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) from the process. We know that Sen. Seitz has a tendency… Read more »