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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 101–108.
Published: 01 September 2012
... oxygen. The best news from the Census is that a careful review of historical trends by its Oceans Past project shows that when species and ecosystems are protected, they do recover, albeit more slowly than many had hoped. The Census was a global program funded from 2000 to 2010 by the Alfred P. Sloan...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (2): 28–38.
Published: 01 June 2015
... a number of endangered species to the cliff of extinction, and contaminate the country’s largest supply of drinking water. The project signifies the arrival of a new era of chinese money seeking business and resources in latin america. But at the same time this opportunity arrives, the cost of moving ahead...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 9–15.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Access to water is more difficult, as food insecurity spurs social unrest, conflicts, and poverty. Floods are becoming more frequent, and soil is more easily eroded. Meanwhile, terrestrial and marine species that cannot move fast enough to find a more adequate climate may become extinct, especially...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 8–11.
Published: 01 June 2017
... populations are under stress, and bats are disappearing. As the rate of species decline accelerates, it’s the pollinators and other unsung heroes that are gaining fame—the ones that are neither cuddly nor cute but are essential to maintaining the fabric of the natural world. With 2016 confirmed as the warmest...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 26–31.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in ets, the cultural knowledge that carried our long production chains, or wasted by un- species through much of human history is informed consumers. being lost. A whopping third of the world’s food now goes uneaten—lost in harvesting, SHOCKING COSTS spoiled...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that used to be raised in the south are moving northward. It’s the same for fish—we see species that were formerly in the tropics surging in temperate waters. This genetic mutation is an enormous problem to which we must adapt, but at the same time try to deal with. And in the end, agriculture can equally...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (1): 32–41.
Published: 01 March 2015
... briefed agencies and foundations on the findings through much of 2014. The report gave an up-to-date assessment of tipping points, with mass species extinctions and critical water shortages among the points we will witness in the next few decades. Some fearful impacts not expected this century but highly...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (2): 7–11.
Published: 01 June 2011
... imperative, the need to reduce our material expectations and consumption is essential for the very survival of our species. The good news, however, is that consuming sustainably doesn’t have to hurt. I’ve spent a good part of the last 15 years as an aid worker and analyst, traveling to some 50 countries...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 126.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... • Speci ic abortion restrictions are regulated by state. CHINA AUSTRALIA higher...
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World Policy Journal (2005) 22 (1): 103–107.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., refute, or traduce scientific scholarship in a score of fields, from astronomy to zoology. Nothing so sharpened his pen as the assaults on Charles Darwin. White noted that Origin of the Species (1859) burst into the theological world “like a plough into an anthill.” As the decades progressed...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., at times enervating, and often of unparalleled excitement, these twists and turns into the future must be dealt with if we are to assure the survival of our civilization, indeed our very species. Historians can examine the past, while journalists, politicians, bureaucrats, and scholars can treat...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2014
... media enablers began with Alexander Graham Bell and his telephone, or even earlier with Samuel Morse and his telegraph, followed by Guglielmo Marconi and his radio. But each incremental advance, down to today’s revolutionary connectivity is all part of a fundamental urge of the human species...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 112–118.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of social conservatism, mass production and climate change have rendered ecosystems more vulnerable to disease and pushed out seaweed species native to Zanzibar. And as warmer temperatures continue to creep into shallow waters, women are forced to farm farther and farther offshore. In a country where...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 March 2011
...—of indigenous people. The tension between these competing aims is roiling the entire Amazonian region and posing major challenges to its political leaders. In Ecuador, President Rafael Correa has pledged to refrain from drilling for oil in the Yasuni National Park, a 10,000-hectare, species-rich area...
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World Policy Journal (2000) 17 (1): 105–111.
Published: 01 March 2000
... a century. Rather, it not a species of Wilsonianism? As for liber­ must export its values, if necessary by exer­ als, is not their faith in international institu­ cising its military power. tions, from the United Nations to the new Despite all the moral, cognitive, and structures like...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 16–19.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., treating them as if they were an entirely different species from the Norwegians. Authorities mostly ended these brutal initiatives after WWII, having seen from the Nazis where it could lead. But by that point hundreds of Sámi, traumatized by Norwegianization and the war, had been evacuated to the south...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (2): 18–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... to decline. They once lived year-round in the coastal plain of the Refuge, and were considered an iconic species of the coastal plain. In recent years, deeper snow and icing made foraging for food difficult, which resulted in starvation and low calf production. The animals would then move to the foothills...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 59–69.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., the “father of Bhutan’s national parks” and the first of 12 Bhutanese graduates of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, designed the 10 parks so that all were linked by wildlife corridors. A biological hotspot, Bhutan contains four times as many butterfly species as the United States...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 91–100.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Africa. Understandably, the plight of elephants loomed large at the 178-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference that took place in Bangkok this year, stealing attention from polar bears, snake-necked turtles and other at-risk species. Despite marked progress...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2011
... massive data and pattern problems like protein folding, galaxy research, or classifying species to be widely broadcast to many diverse solvers, broadening the pool of available insight for researchers. New platforms, like my own Scientists Without Borders, have emerged to enable users to post needs...