Economics of Climate Change

Outlook 2019: The Year in Drought

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Tracking some of the most vulnerable and food-insecure regions in what is expected to be the hottest year ever.

IPCC Report: Demise of the ‘Here-Us-Now’ Civilization

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A new world of consensus and collaboration is not a better place. It is the only way for the human race to survive.

The Geopolitical Impact of Climate Change in Vietnam

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As a country that’s particularly susceptible to climate change, Vietnam will face a daunting assortment of security, economic, and political challenges in the decades to come.

Water Conflict: Iran’s Farmers Take on the Establishment

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Water shortages are fueling protests in Iran, drawing a forceful response from the authorities.

Ethiopia: A Geopolitical Time Bomb in the Making

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Ethiopia’s climate-sensitive economy, growing population, and inter-ethnic conflict make it a geopolitical time bomb primed to explode.

Climate Change: Unfit for the Residual Heat

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New strategies must be explored to address the climate change elephant in the room: industrial heat.

The Hidden Price of Interlinking Rivers in India

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Are the economic benefits of India’s interlinking river project worth the massive and largely unquantified ecological risks?

Outlook 2018: The Year in Drought

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Droughts disrupted food production and spurred migration and conflict worldwide in 2017. Will 2018 be any different?

Adani Scandal Threatens Australia’s Carmichael Coal Mine

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Adani’s renewed scandal and financing challenges are calling the future of one of the world’s largest new coal mines into question.

Climate Change in the Middle East

An empty beach in Tunisia; Tunisia's tourism industry has been hit hard by a series of domestic attacks by ISIS.

Rising global temperatures will bring major economic and political changes to the Middle East

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