Thailand is Drowning in Waste! – Part 1: The Challenge

Thailand is drowning in waste

I participated in an interesting summit of academics and government officials towards the end of the summer. The event, “Revitalizing Rural Development for Poverty Eradication in Asia,” featured three tracks…

India’s drought foretells of greater struggles as climate warms | New Scientist

India is in the grip of a severe drought as a result of two successive weak monsoons and a searing heatwave. Its reservoirs dipped to less than a fifth of…

To Save The Economy, We Have To Break Its One Sacred Rule | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

We tend to take the GDP measure for granted as though it has always existed. Most people don’t know that it was invented only recently. It has a history. During…

Democracy – Peter G. Brown | Center for Humans & Nature

I usually try to grab a piquant quote from things that I share here, but this is one of those “read the whole thing” things. Democracy in the Anthropocene by…

Zika afflicts an already weak Brazil

The Zika virus may cancel the Summer Olympic Games, scheduled for August. Dozens of cities across the country have already canceled Carnival celebrations, and the U.S. Olympic Committee has warned…

Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data | Business | The Guardian

A study by economists at the consultancy Deloitte seeks to shed new light on the relationship between jobs and the rise of technology by trawling through census data for England…