Posts Tagged Geopolitics

Food Shocks Becoming More Frequent Due to Extreme Weather, Conflict…

An update on food production research from Yale Environment 360 considering increases in the frequency of such due to extreme weather events and geopolitical issues: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict Advertisements

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Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

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‘FMD’ blog history… “Exactly how many countries are there in the world?”…

Originally posted on for much deliberation:
This is a question frequently asked by many but most haven’t a clue as to the answer. The most accurate response would be 196, though there may still be some discrepancies. At first we must define ‘country’, is it based on territory, on independent status, or specific to elements…

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History at Risk: 20,000 Archaeological Sites Threatened by Conflict… 

Intro: From the ancient cities of Petra and Jericho to historic religious temples, thousands of archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa are severely at risk according to a new online public database…  Read about it here at Livescience.com: http://www.livescience.com/59360-archaeological-sites-endangered-by-conflict.html

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Hunger a Matter of Global Security…

Summary (article from ipsnews.net): Food insecurity, at the heart of a great number of conflicts, should be considered a matter of world security if the international community wants to succeed in achieving long-lasting peace… Read the article here: Hunger, a Matter of Global Security

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Historic agreement reached at COP21…

Summary from ecology.com: In a historic moment, all the world’s countries came together to signal that it’s game over for fossil fuels By supporting such an ambitious deal, governments have shown unity with the world’s most vulnerable For world leaders, the hard work begins now. A Paris agreement is not the end point, but rather […]

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We love the SDGs…

 

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Sir Halford Mackinder and The Geographical Pivot of History…

In the year 1904, Sir Halford Mackinder advanced his geostrategic ‘Heartland Theory’ to the Royal Geographical Society. The theory is expounded upon here: World Conquest : The Heartland Theory of Halford J. Mackinder … Sir Halford John Mackinder PC (15 February 1861 – 6 March 1947) was an English geographer, academic, the first Principal of University Extension […]

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