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Journal Articles Detailing 20 Years of Water Conflict and Cooperation Made Available

Sudan_Nile_agriculture_LandsatUN University is providing an extraordinary resource for those interested in the nexus of water, conflict and cooperation. Essentially, they have excavated 20-years’ worth of academic articles on the subject from beneath the journal pay-wall, complied them all in one place, and made them free to access through 2014. (more…)

The Arab Awakening in a Changing Climate

Tunisian_Revolution_ProtestThanks to the Tunisian news service Nawaat for publishing our short article titled “The Arab Awakening in a Changing Climate.” Click here for the English version, and here for the French.

Toronto Star on the Arab Spring and Climate Change

Cistern,_Qanawat,_NW_SyriaThe Toronto Star devoted an impressive amount of space this past weekend to articles exploring the role of climate change in the Arab world, before and after the trans-formative changes in the region. All three articles cite our recent multi-author volume, “The Arab Spring and Climate Change,” as well as other perspectives from social scientists. To read the full pieces, click on the links below.

Prepared Remarks on Global Food and Climate Security

Byzantine_agricultureThe following speech was delivered on Dec. 12, 2012 in Washington, DC by Caitlin Werrell, at a global food security and climate change lunch conversation for bishops from the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

I was invited to discuss the human security risks that climate change presents, specifically (but not exclusively) related to food security. I will briefly look at what we mean by climate as a security risk, discuss a couple of case studies and then close on what this might mean going forward for food security and your programs. (more…)

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