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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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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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Abrupt Climate Change Is About to Transform the Entire Global Humanitarian Community

“My message to the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Community is that we are not in a steady state right now.” This is the perspective of Paul Beckwith, a Part-time Professor of Climatology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, … Continue reading

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Pacific Warming: The Next Black Swan?

Cross-posted by the Center for Climate and Security A new “Black Swan” may be emerging for the international humanitarian community. Often defined as a high impact, low probability wildcard–this new threat could be game changer for almost anyone involved in international … Continue reading

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Australia’s Firefighting Force Must Double by 2030

Cross-posted by the Center for Climate and Security Australia is coming off of its warmest documented year on record, and the climate-vulnerable continent needs more firefighters. As referenced in a landmark report from the Climate Council of Australia, the nation’s … Continue reading

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Operational Implications of the Emerging El Nino

For international security analysts, humanitarian operations planners, and humanitarian logisticians, the ability to identify emerging global hot spots is crucial. Over the coming months, areas such as Syria, the Crimea, Venezuela, Sudan, and the Central African Republic will no doubt … Continue reading

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