Humans are becoming what demographers call a “marginal” species, choosing increasingly to live near to the edges — or “margins” — of continents. This collective behavior is a prescription for repeated devastation in the changing global climate regime.
Disasters of increasing magnitude, frequency and severity will be forthcoming from extreme weather, tsunamis and sea-level rise. Human communities must learn to develop new means of adapting to the coming trends and forthcoming climate shifts that will impact all coastal regions with escalating force in the coming years and decades.
Published on Sep 28, 2018
From the air and the ground, watch the scenes of the devastating floods in North Carlina.
Al Jazeera English
Published on Sep 29, 2018
Two earthquakes followed by a tsunami have devastated the central Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. Nearly four hundred people have been killed in the city of Palu alone. Rescue workers still haven’t been able to reach many areas likely to be badly hit. Communication and power lines are cut off in coastal areas and the death toll is expected to rise.
Published on Mar 16, 2011
New video released shows the moment when the tsunami hit a small Japanese port town.
Published on Dec 30, 2016
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Published on Sep 29, 2018
A 10-foot-high wall of water was triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, killing at least 380.
Global Health UiO
Published on Nov 14, 2017
Ola Rosling presents at the Centre for Global Health at University of Oslo, Norway at a memorial seminar organized in honor of his father, Hans Rosling, founder of Gapminder and world renowned scholar.
Published on Sep 11, 2014
How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.
Published on Sep 16, 2016
Wes Jackson is a pioneer of the sustainable agriculture movement. He places the focus there because, as he puts it, “If we don’t get sustainability in agriculture first, sustainability will not happen.”
After earning a BA in biology from Kansas Wesleyan University, an MA in botany from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in genetics from North Carolina State University, Jackson established and served as chair of one of the United States’ first environmental studies programs at California State University, Sacramento.
Jackson then chose to leave academia, returning to his native Kansas, where he founded a non-profit organization, The Land Institute, in 1976. He still heads the Institute, which describes its main goal as the development of “Natural Systems Agriculture,” including perennial grains, perennial polycultures, and intercropping. The Land Institute also publishes The Land Report, a newsletter about American sustainable agriculture and agrarianism. For more information on these interviews as well as more interviews: