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Hurricane Matthew and Haiti’s Devastating October Hurricanes – Exporing a Potential New Correlation

As of October 2, 2016, Hurricane Matthew is poised to impact the vulnerable and disaster-prone nation of Haiti, targeting the island nation with the most dangerous north-east quadrant of its 140 mile-per-hour Category 4 winds. October hurricanes, when they have … Continue reading

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Global Linchpin: Brazil’s Tenuous Water Supply Chains

If the Earth’s entire fresh water supply were parceled out into drinking glasses, one out of every five of those glasses would be Brazilian in origin. Yet despite being the steward of20% of the Earth’s freshwater supply, Brazil is “very … Continue reading

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Louisiana: 30,000+ Rescues

There were no winds, no storm surge. No pre-disaster emergency declaration of a named Atlantic Hurricane, and no pre-landfall mass sheltering operations. And yet, as the scale of Louisiana’s multi-day flood becomes more clear, what happened in Baton Rouge and … Continue reading

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Processing the Distress of the Present Moment

For many of us, if not the vast majority of us, experiencing exponential change with a mind wired for linear processing can be exceptionally disorienting. “Is this the ‘new normal’?” people often ask after yet another mass shooting, act of police … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Coup Attempt: Empty Set

In the immediate aftermath of Turkey’s attempt coup attempt on July 15, 2016, the outstanding journalist and Turkey analyst for the Huffington Post and Al Arabiya, Mahir Zeynalov, expressed this sentiment: Now things are relatively calm in Turkey, I gotta ask: … Continue reading

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Humanitarians, transform the archetype of what we stand for

In a recent podcast episode, when I asked the deeply admirable activist Kevin Hester what is the one message to convey to the global humanitarian community, he responded, “First, I would ask them to tell the bloody truth.” Indeed. Far … Continue reading

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The Food System’s Invisible Workforce

When we discuss the fragility of the global food system, we often focus on stressors such as a rapidly changing climate and a petroleum-dependent supply chain. But, as Leanne Simon, the Executive Director of the organization Zomppa vividly describes, there … Continue reading

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