Category Archives: Climate Disruption

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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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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Polynesia’s Abrupt Climate Disruption – 600 Years Ago

What climate change means to today’s Pacific Islands is well known–sea level rise, typhoons, coral bleaching, drought, food insecurity, migration, and very likely, urgent relocation. It is a sustainability issue; sovereignty issue; survival issue; and at its roots, a deep social … Continue reading

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La Nina Whiplash Coming? Watch for Cyclones in…the Arctic

The scale of the devastating 2015-2016 El Nino is just coming to light. In Southern Africa alone, 41.4 million people are food insecure, according to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), with 21 million needing immediate humanitarian assistance due to … Continue reading

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Exponential Interdependencies: Climate Change, International Security, and DMHA

Many things have changed since the initial gap analysis initiated at founding of the Center for Climate and Security in 2011. The concept of accelerating climate change has become more accepted as a threat multiplier in the defense and security … Continue reading

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Dropping Anchor in an Exponential World

Kevin Hester’s unique journey has led him to the conclusion that we are perilously close to the extinction of all complex life on the planet. It is a passage that has encompassed a career of heartfelt activism in his native … Continue reading

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