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Pakistan Floods, Climate Change, and Global Security

The ongoing devastation in Pakistan from recent flooding has now swamped one-fifth of the nation. Twenty million people, more than ten percent of the country’s population, are left homeless and in danger of contracting diseases such as cholera and other waterborne ailments. As of last Friday, at least 1500 have died from the flooding and millions are in danger of…

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New MIT Study: Smaller Cuts, If Taken Now, Can Minimize Climate Risk

Even “moderate” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions may be sufficient to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change, says new MIT study. But only if those moderate cuts start now, not in 2020, where many emissions targets take initial aim. Without swift action, even more aggressive cuts may not be enough to stop extreme climate disruption. The climate “guardrail”…

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