Source: SEI, as shown in the IDB Sustainability Report (2011). I have been away from this blog for a while, and I was waiting for the right story to write again. This one in particular has a bit of remembrance. I lost my mother to cancer nearly a decade ago. Like most children, I frequently didn’t pay attention to many of the things she used to say to me (I realize this … [Read more...] about Easier said than done: untangling the water-energy-food nexus
Climate change adaptation is a big concept, one that doesn’t get any simpler when applied to agriculture. The sector is affected by a range of factors, from climate, to socio-economics, to international trade policy. What’s more, climate change is unprecedented and adaptation is thus a work-in-progress; there are very few – if any – past examples to learn from. All of which … [Read more...] about Can Colombia lead the way to the agriculture of the future?
Investing in the future is always a challenging decision, for example planning for retirement will often seem to be less urgent when we have pressing daily financial issues that have to be addressed now (unless you are near to retirement age of course). Not tomorrow, not in 10 years, but today. But the truth is that, in order to have a financially stable future, we need to … [Read more...] about Trinidad and Tobago: Who is going to pay the climate change piper?
Climate change is something that will impact all of us in some way or another. Moreover, this environmental problem is cumulative by nature, which means that even if we cut all emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) today, we will still continue to feel its negative effects for a long time. Since the industrial revolution, human activities have led to the accumulation of large … [Read more...] about The 3 things about climate change that you should already know
If it was not enough knowing that burning fossil fuels contribute to climate change, now we have another reason to worry. It is confirmed: according to the World Health Organization, air pollution is one of the causes of cancer, alongside other known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. Air pollution is now considered the most important environmental … [Read more...] about What if your city is responsible for your health problems?