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Climate Change: Hurricanes and Typhoons Kill Mainly the Poor

Climate Change: Hurricanes and Typhoons Kill Mainly the Poor

While Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Caribbean and the US eastern seaboard, Typhoon Son-Tinh tore through the Philippines, China and Vietnam, killing more than 35 people. As expected from climate change predictions, floods caused most of the damage to life and property. It should be noted however, that these ravages of climate change were, for the […]

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The Pulse of Climate Change

The Pulse of Climate Change

The first thing Haitian children learn about the geography of their country is that it is at “the center of the greater Antilles, with Cuba to the west, Jamaica to the southwest, and Puerto Rico to the east.” Would one expect less of a people who had the temerity to fight the only successful slave […]

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UN’s Violent Kleptocracy Prepares to Stay in Haiti

UN’s Violent Kleptocracy Prepares to Stay in Haiti

The so-called United Nations peacekeeping force is growing as surreptitiously as a cancer into a world transnational army. Since 1991 the force has expanded from 13,000 to more than 90,000, and into the highest-profile UN department, with an annual budget around $7 billion. The “Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haiti” (MINUSTAH) takes […]

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Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

An unprecedented study of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state of our species. Like the amphibians that climb to ever tinier areas at higher altitudes to avoid being extinguished by global warming, most of the world’s species currently huddle in a tiny fraction of the Earth’s surface, and most […]

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Mountains Behind Haiti’s Protests

Mountains Behind Haiti’s Protests

Haitian proverb: “Dèyè mòn, genyen mòn.” (Behind mountains hide more mountains.) Haiti’s most populous cities erupted in marches, sit-ins, strikes, and barricades throughout September 2012. This revolt began with the teachers during the first week of the month. By Monday, September 10, the country’s educators were protesting, not only in Port-au-Prince, but also in Jeremie, […]

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