Philippines: Designing Defence Against Climate Change

by Kara Santos (Manila) Saturday, January 15, 2011 Inter Press Service As the impact of climate change worsens around the globe, a disaster-resilient village is poised to be a solution for urban poor battling the constant floods and typhoons that hit the Philippines. The concept village, submitted by Johanna Ferrer Guldager of Denmark, is designed […]

“Twenty Somethings” of the World Unite

(Prepared at COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico). Mickey Glantz. 8 December 2010 This is a quick note (that is, I wrote it as if I were speaking to someone) that was first sent to the group of students who participated in the First International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People” held 15-19 November in […]

Polar Bears Have a Fighting Chance of Survival

The plight of polar bears continues as the climate gradually becomes warmer in the Arctic. Warmer temperatures cause the melting of sea ice, which is essential for polar bears to reach their prey, primarily seals. However, according to a recent study published in the journal, Nature, polar bears have a good chance at survival if […]

“Hey, Universities!! How about an Academic ‘Discipline of Curiosity’”

There are universities filled with academic departments of all kinds: physics, math, sociology, music, political science, philosophy, oceanography, education, and so forth. You get the picture. We have these academic discipline-based divisions in America. Yet, statistical records that compare American education of kindergarten through the university level show that American kids today are less knowledgeable […]