Water is the common bond: agriculture, basic human needs, climate change, the environment

BBC News reports on the current drought in India, a complicated and challenging issue. Following two consecutive bad monsoons, India is facing one of its worst droughts. Of its 29 states, nearly half were reported to have suffered from severe water … Continue reading

Can I pay you not to harvest that timber?

From BBC News, Norway is going to pay Liberia to cease all harvesting of trees from its rainforest by 2020: Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development … Continue reading

Whither global warming?

I recently read an academic article with the word “whither” in the title and thought it sounded a bit hifalutin (but wait, the word hifalutin sounds hifalutin…) so let me know if you do to. Anyway… There’s an interesting Wall … Continue reading

IPCC: Crop yields to decline by 2% per decade

From BBC News, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will soon publish a new report on the anticipated effects of climate change over the next century. In an initial draft of the report, the IPCC states that we can … Continue reading