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Sanjay Khanna

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Potash Is Food Resilience: Should Canada's PotashCorp Be Sold to China?

(64) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 12:23 PM

Unwelcome Consequences if Gold Dust of Global Food Supply in Chinese Hands

Consider that topsoil loss, drought, and climate change pose grave risks to putting fruit, vegetables, and basic grains on the world's tables, your own table included.

In this context, perhaps the most crucial -- and potentially devastating --...

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Nature, Culture and Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 11:34 AM

Biocultural Diversity Key Asset for Century of Climate Impacts

"When people generally think of the web of life they think of biodiversity, the diversity of plants and animal species and ecosystems. But we think that there's an inextricable link between people and the environment, and that's what we call biocultural...
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Climate Crisis of Feelings

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2010 | 11:26 AM

The climate crisis affects the psyche. Shifts in the economy and ecology are increasing psychological and social stress. One possible remedy is to encourage regular cooperation and community involvement to build up psychological and social resilience, writes the Canadian journalist and climate commentator Sanjay Khanna.

"One of the...

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Post Copenhagen Stress Disorder (PCSD)

(3) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 3:58 PM

Civil society should connect the dots around Copenhagen's failure, pee its collective pants, and then come up with an effective plan in 2010 to cope with a rapidly changing planet.

I'd hoped the Copenhagen climate conference was a bad dream that might fade from memory after the holidays....

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Copenhagen Meltdown

(2) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 12:36 PM

Angry frustration is boiling over in the city where NGOs and developing countries see no deal in sight.

An earlier version of this article is cross posted on The Tyee, "B.C.'s Home for News, Culture and Solutions."


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Politicians Can Count on Popular Despair After Copenhagen

(4) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 11:57 AM

An earlier version of this article is cross posted on The Tyee, "B.C.'s Home for News, Culture and Solutions."

On Saturday, after the first week of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Connie Hedegaard, president and chairwoman of COP 15 (and Denmark's minister of climate and...

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Are You Resilient? If So, Encourage Psychological and Social Resilience Wherever You Can

(4) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 2:22 AM


"The conference sessions offer a true test of the successes and failures of our climate change narrative.... This conference is mining deep for gold." -- Jen Marlow, co-convenor of Three Degrees: The Law of Climate Change and Human Rights Conference, University...

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New Dr. Strangeloves and the Prospect of Geo-Engineered Climate "Adaptation"

(14) Comments | Posted September 8, 2009 | 5:17 PM

For four days in late June, I covered the Tallberg Forum, which could be described as a Swedish version of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, except more laid-back, inclusive, and creative.

Bo Ekman, the mildly eccentric chairman and founder of the Tallberg Foundation, was formerly on...

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From Climate Science to Climate Justice: Climate Change a Symptom of Man's Inhumanity to Man

(13) Comments | Posted July 11, 2009 | 2:40 PM

G-8 leaders agreed yesterday to the "'aspirational' goal of preventing global temperatures from rising more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit," according to the New York Times.

Which reinforces the fact that we persist in speaking about climate change as if it were just a technical problem related to CO2 emissions...

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Expert As Frenemy: Notes On The New Yorker Summit

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2009 | 11:25 AM

Experts, fortuitously, are among our best friends when their knowledge steers us to safety. Tragically, the converse is also true: experts are among our worst enemies when their hubris leads us astray, or worse.

"The Next 100 Days," a policy summit hosted by The New Yorker earlier this month,...

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Tweet From SXSWi '09: "Pessimists Die Quickly" (Gulp)

(2) Comments | Posted March 27, 2009 | 3:46 PM

Parsing Bruce Sterling's closing keynote humdinger

Bruce Sterling, sci-fi author, essayist, design thinker, and one of the founders of cyberpunk, delivered a closing keynote at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (a.k.a. SXSWi), the jewel in the crown of U.S. grassroots tech bashes held annually in Austin,...

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Who You Callin' a Slumdog?

(7) Comments | Posted March 6, 2009 | 3:41 PM

America sees its future in Oscar-winning film

Slumdog Millionaire is much more than a breakout film with $150 million (and counting) in box-office earnings and eight Academy Awards: Interestingly, given the heart-rending poverty central to its plot, its success happens to coincide with the growth of U.S....

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