Little room for climate denial

Last month’s 6th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was more or less dismissed by Australian and US policy makers and the usual climate-change-denying-pundits. It may be…

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Navigating war

Recent trade wars have the potential to turn into the real deal if you ask former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd. In an opinion piece, Rudd explains why…

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Stop immigration? Fix climate!

Since 2008, 22.5m people have been displaced by climate-related or extreme weather events according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. While there are many culprits when it…

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dry water storages

Running dry

The four million people in Cape Town may soon have to line up to get their daily 25 litre ration of water as one of the most affluent…

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Food insecurity is still a thing

We’re used to hearing about starving people in far-of third world countries going hungry, but food insecurity is still a thing in developed countries. It seems inconceivable even…

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Chokepoints threaten food supply

Just fourteen “chokepoints” threaten the security of global food supply chains, according to a report from analysts at the Chatham House thinktank. The critical locations for food supply…

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The curse of low expectations

In an effort to turn the Japanese economy around, the government has experimented with monetary policy which appears to have been an abject failure. Japan has pursued a…

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China grand ag plan

Earlier this month, China issued its “No. 1 document” – a five-year reform program for the country’s food and agriculture sector. The document is issued by the Central…

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