Tag Archives: climate

Redefining security for the 21st Century

One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms. It so dominates Washington thinking that the U.S. foreign affairs budget of $701 billion in 2009 consisted of $661 billion for military purposes […] … learn more→

Coffee and climate: What’s brewing with climate change?

Climate change is threatening coffee crops in virtually every major coffee producing region of the world. Higher temperatures, long droughts punctuated by intense rainfall, more resilient pests and plant diseases—all of which are associated with climate change—have reduced coffee supplies dramatically in recent years. Dramatic declines Because coffee varieties have adapted to specific climate zones, […] … learn more→

An Orwellian climate

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not to his own facts” – Australian Senator Daniel Moynihan Science is a systematic, evidence-based, testable and self-correcting way of investigating the world. This is done through empirical observation, by experimentation and mathematics. Ideologically dominated or totalitarian societies – such as George Orwell’s famous “1984” Ingsoc – […] … learn more→