Children, women and a scattering of men, who have endured unspeakable violence and anguish, loss and horror, agony -- biblical in force and nature -- and have responded with unbounded love. Redemption. Resurrection. Faith. I leave Haiti with these gifts in abundance.
We to stop calling this "climate change" and call it was it: climate disaster.
Why should it take a disaster to make this confluence of values so evident -- for me, for any of us? Why, since we share so much at a deep and personal level, is it so hard to share much of anything at a political level?
People have probably heard more than enough about global warming -- whether it exists or doesn't -- but judging by the severity of storms over the past four months, no one can deny that 'something' is going on.
Who can spend their days worrying that the next disaster is coming in a few minutes? Who can worry about their daughter's apartment building flattening like a house of cards?
The effort to work with women, local communities, indigenous peoples, and youth has never been more pronounced.
A culture whose existence has been based, for as long as it's been a culture, on uncertainty, impermanence and due caution about everything we don't know, is much as it's always been.
Fatal Assistance ably demonstrates the folly and damage caused by swarms of NGO's and Hollywood do-gooders that completely ignored the root causes of Haiti's problems pre and post earthquake.
There's no Oscar for Best Manmade 'Natural' Disaster, but if there were, Southern California would win in a mudslide. You really can't overstate the severity of California's current drought, from its national impact on our food chain to its global implications for climate change.
Two communities of practice have long characterized the international aid industry. On the one hand, the development community deals with long-term poverty reduction in order to support development and growth.
We don't just need to fight against all the things that are broken--carbon pollution, fossil fuels, poverty, and waste. We also need to mend things. We need to build a world that really works; one that we feel good about passing along to our kids and grandkids.
As with anything in life, guaranteeing 100 percent absolute security in any situation is simply impossible. When it comes to the nation's electrical power transmission system, however, reaching the highest attainable level of protection is of critical importance.
This book details Seitenfus's dependence upon his own moral compass as he was forced to take a stand against powerful international players, including the United States, as the potential coup was put in motion.
A goddess on earth has vitality and is beautiful, not because her cheekbones are high, her waist is thin, her breasts are large or her wardrobe is current, but because she recognizes her inner divinity -- imperfections and all.
Pompeii's legacy is so iconic, it's hard to imagine a volcano dealing a similar blow in modern times, but it has happened -- and could possibly happen again.
Every human need for the future -- fresh water, food, energy, medicine, security, and psychological renewal -- is dependent on a healthy, sustainable world ocean. The ocean is our cure. Why would we destroy it?