Climate Events

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.
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Book Launch: One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

May 18, 2004 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Paul Ehrlich warns that we must confront the serious problems of climate change, land degradation, groundwater overuse, and biodiversity loss, and proposes ways to increase media attention and ethical discourse on these issues, as he launches his latest book at the Wilson Center.

Environment, Population, and Health: Development Strategies for a More Secure World

January 29, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond argues that population growth and overusing natural resources lead to societal collapse.

Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them

October 17, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

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