Advertisements

looking beyond borders

foreign policy and global economy

Archive for the tag “Natural Disasters”

The World Isn’t Ready For Climate Refugees

Rising sea levels, wildfires, drought or a slow-moving hurricane can all threaten your way of life as surely as a bomb. But unlike victims of war for whom the causes and effects of the threats are clear and codified, there are no protections for environmental migrants. That’s despite World Bank estimates that tens of millions of people could be climate refugees by 2050.

Read Here – FiveThirtyEight

Advertisements

Why The Melting Of The Hindu Kush And Himalayan Glaciers Matters

Global warming is increasingly disrupting weather patterns and precipitation across the planet. In the Hindukush and Himalayan region, however, this will initially result in greater river flows by 2050-60 due to rapidly melting glaciers. Increase in water volumes will mean a higher risk of frequent floods, landslides, bursting of dams, soil erosion and crop failure.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Unprepared For A Risky Future

A new report is warning that the world is ill-prepared for an increasing rise in disasters, spurred by climate change, rising populations and increasing vulnerability of people in large cities and unregulated housing.

Read Here – The World Bank Group

India’s Guardians In The Sky

RNSS-1D is the fourth satellite in a planned seven-satellite Indian navigational system. IRNSS, set to be fully operational by mid-2016, will have a critical application for the Indian armed forces.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Man-Made Cities and Natural Disasters: The Growing Threat – CFR

Read Here

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: