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  • ENVIRONMENT, Climate Change

    Peter Brannen, "The Strange Future Hurricane Harvey Portends"

    The Atlantic - 1 Sep 2017

    As the climate warms, there’s more energy in the atmosphere. Put differently, climate change is pushing more water into the atmosphere - with bizarre consequences. In fact, we are about to leap into the unknown. This article helps understand why there will be wilder extremes in both droughtsa and floods (reads in 6-8 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 8 September 2017

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  • ENVIRONMENT, Sustainability

    Frank Viviano, "This Tiny Country Feeds the World"

    National Geographic - 30 Sep 2017

    The Netherlands, a small and densely populated country, is the world's number two exporter of food in value terms, second only to the United States which has 270 times its landmass. This rich and fascinating article (with stunning pictures) explains how the Dutch do it. It boils down to “precision farming”, with stunning yields despite little use of pesticides and antibiotics (reads in 10-15 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 8 September 2017

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  • GEOPOLITICS, ENVIRONMENT, Sustainability

    Bryan Lufkin, "Why “Hydro-Politics” Will Shape the 21st Century"

    BBC Future - 16 Jun 2017

    The observation that, in the coming decades, the supply of water will influence geopolitics, diplomacy and even conflict has become banal, but this article does a good job at explaining why water will become the “next oil” and some of the possible implications. “Virtual water” will become a defining issue (reads in 5-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 23 June 2017

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