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Can the international humanitarian sector adapt to the "new normal"?

This post, jointly written with John Mitchell of ALNAP, reflects on the emerging challenges faced by the international humanitarian sector, and the need for systemic changes. 1,136 more words

Public Policy

Plague in Surat: 20 Years Later

I can’t let 2014 pass in a few weeks without mentioning that this fall was the twentieth anniversary of the plague outbreak in Surat, India — a major turning point in modern plague history and in the development of the (re)emerging infectious disease paradigm. 559 more words


Signs Of Change The Past Week Or So December 2014

Large scale disasters have taken place the past week or so…A series of extreme weather events which are leading to bigger earth changes.

If some say this is normal, well they better check the history of weather patterns for the last 100 yrs. 310 more words


Me First, Earth Second

Environmentalism can involve both caring about the Earth and caring about others. I see it as a lifestyle centered on respecting the effects we humans have on ourselves, fellow Homo sapiens and every other living being on the planet. 671 more words

The Daily Green

The Mightiest -- Man, or Nature?

Man was drowning in their own blood ,
The taste — like iron-led, poisoning every heart.
Nearly two-hundred countries soil your lands,
Bathing in the rot its leaders and peoples created. 112 more words


UN urges countries to be more prepared for extreme weather

GENEVA – A decade since a tsunami killed 230,000 people in Southeast Asia, the United Nations’ top official for dealing with natural disasters says the world must do more to prepare for extreme weather. 97 more words


Finish that Thought #2-24 - Broken World

My response to Alissa Leonards ‘Finish that Thought” #2-24 :)

Start With: The entire family had undoubtedly been hit with , but they had been in other ways.

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Flash Fiction