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Climate and the Environment

Some Aussies Overlook Link Between Climate Change and Drought

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Running Numbers by Katherine Stiplosek

Australians are more concerned about severe weather events than the climate crisis causing them. But is tackling the former alone just putting out fires?

dry cracked earth in Australian drought
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

How the Data Revolution Will Help Fight Climate Change

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Foreign Policy
Robert Muggah

“We can use Big Data to understand and communicate the planetary crisis while simultaneously measuring progress,” Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah writes in Foreign Policy.

Surveillance cameras in a city in front of a blue sky and tall building.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Generational Gaps Close on Sense of Threat from Climate Change

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Running Numbers by Katherine Stiplosek

Concern for the state of the planet spans generations, 2021 Chicago Council Survey data show.

Crowd kneels at a climate protest.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

How Climate Financing for Developing Economies Will Help All

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Devex
Robert Muggah

“Wealthier countries and companies that are driving climate change share an obligation to support and invest in solutions for those most adversely affected,” writes Robert Muggah in Devex.

A small scale farmer tends crops in Malawi wearing a pink patterned garment.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Food Security and Climate Mitigation as Counterinsurgency

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

If left unmitigated, hunger- and climate change-induced suffering in both Afghanistan and Haiti will likely exacerbate current political instability and conflict.

Afghan woman receives a box of food.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Barriers to the Circular Economy

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Journal of Industrial Ecology
Kris Hartley

Kris Hartley coauthors a study on barriers to circular economies demonstrated by the sustainability of Dutch technical and interior textiles industries.

Close up of a sewing machine in front of thread
Ivan Radic
Climate and the Environment

The United Nations Food Systems Summit: All You Need to Know

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September and the pre-summit on July 26th, check out a breakdown of everything you need to know.

Food and Agriculture

We Need to Take Action Now to Protect the Amazon Basin

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The Council's Robert Muggah offers TEDxSaoPaulo five priorities to disrupt the crime and corruption that threatens not just Latin America, but the world.

Robert Muggah
TEDxSaoPaulo
Climate and the Environment

Congressional Aggies' Answer to the Climate Crisis

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Global Food for Thought by Gloria Dabek

Increasing climate crisis events necessitate bolder government response. The Growing Climate Solutions Act is one Congressional answer that advocates say benefits both farmers and the planet.

Food and Agriculture

Despite Rejoining the Paris Agreement, Polling Shows US Experts Divide on Climate Issues

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Running Numbers by Dominique Smith

Although the Biden administration has taken steps to address climate change, US policymakers and elites are split on the issue's threat level.

An industrial complex
Patrick Hendry
Public Opinion