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Systemic Risk

The world’s biggest gamble

13 June 2017

Johan Rockstrom 1, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber 2, Brian Hoskins 3, Veerabhadran Ramanathan 4, Peter Schlosser 5, Guy Pierre Brasseur6, Owen Gaffney 1,7, Carlos Nobre8,MalteMeinshausen2,9, Joeri Rogelj 10,11, andWolfgang Lucht 2  1 Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden, 2 Potsdam Institute [read more]

The 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

23 May 2017

Pinatubo eruption from Clark Air Base, Richard P. Hoblitt The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on 12th-16th June  1991 was the second-largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century, exceeded only by the 1912 eruption of Novarupta in the Alaska Peninsula. It produced the largest [read more]

“The World in Crisis” by Andrew Palmer, a Synopsis

10 April 2017

Paradigm Shifts and an Inflection Point   – This is a Synopsis of “The World in Crisis”, which will be published later this year (2017) The World in Crisis is an account of the fundamental and systemic problems that we face today, and the way in which these stresses will interact [read more]

The World Bank on Conflict and Poverty

10 April 2017

The World Bank has published an account of the links between conflict and extreme poverty. It notes that two billion people now live in countries where development outcomes are affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), Somalia being an obvious example. Currently 17% of the global [read more]

Cut carbon emissions by a quarter more, urges UNEP

4 November 2016

by Charlotte Middlehurst Governments must take immediate action to avoid a global temperature rise of three degrees Celsius or more and emissions must peak by 2020 to limit the rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. (All graphs from the UNEP emissions gap report) Countries must act immediately to deepen [read more]
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