With strong leaders from both the public and private sector, we can slow climate change now by putting a price on carbon, eliminating fuel subsidies, and bring together bold, innovative country plans.
More than 1,000 farmers were forced off their land with only a few days' notice to make way for the park, and the crops they were growing on some of Haiti's most fertile land were dug up and replaced with concrete.
Given the current situation in Haiti and other places around the world, one needs to look beyond their tragedies and problems because they don't define the people or the country.
What Mary O'Grady's piece missed, as have many news stories on Haiti, however, is the remarkable progress Haiti has made since the devastating earthquake.
If we believe that all lives are equal, then we have to do more for these lives. At Direct Relief, we've been working to help train additional medical professionals (like midwives and birth attendants) and provide essential medical resources (like cancer therapies) but much more needs to be done.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Age...
On this fifth earthquake anniversary, I remember four-story buildings collapsed into a stack of concrete pancakes. It has been encouraging to see building and infrastructure progress the past couple of years. Still, the big picture can make my faith and hope go a bit wobbly.
Political and policy reform must emerge in Haiti, but I discovered that by accessing fair trade markets farmers could earn higher profits and begin to save money to buy their own land. First, however, they had to achieve fair trade certification.
December 26, 2014 was the 10-year anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, which affected 14 countries and caused the injury of over 500,000 people. Over 250,...
Resurrection and hope abound, and not in Haiti alone. That continued hope and movement toward the reign of God are the result of the co-creative partnership of people and nations.
As we remember the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti five years ago, it is important that we understand that tragic event in the broader context of that nation's recent history. Thirty-four years ago, I was assigned to Haiti for two years as an economic officer in the U.S. Embassy.
Although signs of the earthquake are mostly gone, the memories of that day are still very fresh for the children we meet. They tell us their stories of that fateful day.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...
In October 2009, Raj Shah walked across the reception area into my office and closed the door. He told me that President Obama and Secretary Clinton wanted to nominate him to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The decision wasn't so easy.
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Floods and droughts in many parts of the world are getting ever more frequent and intense. Scientists have long warned that a changing climate is making such weather events more extreme. What is often neglected in the public debate is that the impacts of climate change on flood and drought disasters are exacerbated by environmental destruction.