The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a paper examining climate change’s likely effects on water resources
, as well as how these changes in water resources could affect ecosystems, agriculture, human health, and the economy.
In “Warfare Ecology
” (abstract), an article published in the September issue of BioScience
, Gary Machlis and Thor Hanson argue that a new, holistic approach to the ecological study of warfare is needed, encompassing preparations for war, combat, and post-conflict activities.
Investing in economic development and education—both at home and abroad—is a more efficient way to prevent violence than investing a similar amount in weaponry or defense infrastructure, argue Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) and Michael Shank of George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in The Hill.
This year’s Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting featured a panel devoted exclusively to water and sanitation issues.
“UN demographers projected in 2002 that the population of the Philippines in 2008 would reach between 75 and 85 million. But the population has already overshot the high projection and now stands at 89 million, up from 60 million in 1990. And the country’s forests, as well as its people, are paying the price in terms of urban overcrowding and rural deforestration [sic],” writes Henrylito Tacio.
Economist environment correspondent Edward McBride moderates an online debate over whether water should be priced according to its market value.