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Overpopulation Fuels Climate Change: Breeding Ourselves To Extinction

Overpopulation Fuels Climate Change: Breeding Ourselves To Extinction

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier The United Nations has held countless major meetings on climate change, at great consumption of fuel, that have amounted to nothing but reports and promises of more talk. After many of these alarming reports, the G20 leaders, in November 2014, decided to throw several billions of dollars at the [...]

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Antarctica’s Accelerating Ice Collapse: Massive Sea Level Rise in Decades

Antarctica’s Accelerating Ice Collapse: Massive Sea Level Rise in Decades

Imagine Antarctica. Imagine an island, with mountains, peaks, ridges, and valleys. Imagine further that a thick layer of ice covers, not only the surface of the island that lies above the sea but also an extensive portion of the perimeter that is beneath the sea. The peaks are higher above sea level than on any [...]

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What Kind of Tourism Is Sustainable for Haiti’s Ile a Vache? Interview With Melinda Wilson

What Kind of Tourism Is Sustainable for Haiti’s Ile a Vache? Interview With Melinda Wilson

In the wake of natural disasters, or in advance of events such as World Cup or Olympic games, various governments and private concerns have connived to appropriate coastal lands. Ile a Vache is a case in point. For over a century, this 20-square mile island, about seven miles from the southern Haitian city of Cayes, [...]

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Land Grab at Ile a Vache: Haiti’s Peasants Fight Back

Land Grab at Ile a Vache: Haiti’s Peasants Fight Back

Before Haiti’s Prime Minister declared all of Haiti’s offshore islands to be Zones of Tourism Development and Public Utility, he did not consult with the residents of the islands whose lands would be appropriated. Instead Mr. Laurent Lamothe went to a favorite online magazine in December 2012, to promote his plans. “[W]e have decided to [...]

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Fragmentation of News and Causes: The Urgent Need to Think Globally

Fragmentation of News and Causes: The Urgent Need to Think Globally

By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery “When the blind men had each felt a part of the elephant, the king went to each of them and said to each: ‘Well, blind man, have you seen the elephant? Tell me, what sort of thing is an elephant?’” When a typhoon hits the Philippines, an earthquake ravages [...]

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