Category Archives: Food Security

North Korea’s Potential Collapse: An Anthropocene Inferno

Tensions are rising with North Korea. Global security articles tell of Russian bombers near Alaska, armadas of air craft carriers somewhere presumably in the Pacific, and satellite imagery of nuclear test sites showing…volleyball games. If conditions deteriorate, watch for upwelling warm … Continue reading

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Eurasia’s Megacity-equivalent Population Explosion Currently Lives in Yemen

It’s very possible that over the next decade, Eurasia is going to add an equivalent in population growth exceeding that of an Istanbul or Cairo-sized megacity from a source greatly underestimated by the security and humanitarian community. That source is … Continue reading

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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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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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