Pouring Water On The Natural Resource Debate
Oil, gas, timber, corn, slurry, ash. The list of natural resources that could provoke violent conflict in the coming decades is long, but one candidate stands out.
If climate change proceeds apace in the world's arid lands, geopolitical and natural resources experts say the potential for civil conflict over water resources is high. Especially in subsistence economies, water looms larger than oil as the indispensable resource.
In situations like Darfur many observers say the catastrophe can be attributed more to water scarcity than religious or cultural problems between an Arab Khartoum and an African south.
Resource expert Michael Klare specified that, though the world's leading powers are more likely to engage in conflict over oil, smaller states will see water conflicts that are "more frequent, more numerous, more widespread."
International Alert consider 46 countries that could face violent conflict over water.
The Pacific Institute's data on water worldwide.
The link between water and conflict is debated thoroughly at Seed.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The famed author headed to the pond thanks to Indian philosophy.
- The famed author was heavily influenced by Indian literature, informing his decision to self-exile on Walden Pond.
- He was introduced to these texts by his good friend's father, William Emerson.
- Yoga philosophy was in America a century before any physical practices were introduced.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
A little goes a long way.
- A recent study from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 80 percent of Americans don't exercise enough.
- Small breaks from work add up, causing experts to recommend short doses of movement rather than waiting to do longer workouts.
- Rethinking what exercise is can help you frame how you move throughout your day.
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