Climate Change Environment

Climate Change Environment

Making the Right Choices in Emergencies

Updated: February 16th, 2019Humanitarians working on health in crisis situations are faced with constant difficult choices. In a famine, which children should they select for supplementary feeding? In an earthquake, should they try to save most crushed limbs or should they amputate them? And – inevitably – what is the best way of spending scarce …

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Agree to disagree; because we still need to take action on climate change!

Updated: February 16th, 2019Take action on climate change – Conspiracy theorists continue to dismiss the threat of climate change, despite overwhelming evidence suggesting that increases in the Earth’s average temperature has been impacted by human interference. The Earth’s average temperature has increased naturally over time, however it has increased exponentially since the industrial revolution and …

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Sustainability Defined and Resulting Sustainable Survey

Although businesses have different ways of defining sustainability, in its simplest essence the word implies the ability to maintain a certain status or process in existing systems. The most frequent use of the term “sustainability” is connected to ecological systems.

The changing socio-ecology of Japan’s Ishikawa coast

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report identifies the need to make social-ecological systems more resilient by building “adaptive capacity”. One of the numerous marine socio-ecological systems in Japan that has attracted our research attention is in Ishikawa Prefecture.

The Environmental Consequences of Forest Fires

A wildfire is defined as being an uncontrolled fire that occurs in the wilderness. They can be massive in size and have the ability to spread across vast distances, jumping rivers, roads and fire breaks in the process.

Durban Climate Talks Tragedy of the Climate Commons

Feeling a bit like the holidays for sure. And I feel like humanity just got “scrooged”. A year ago, I wrote about the COP16 U.N. Climate Conference in Mexico City and how governments were playing “kick the can” with climate policy.