Former Ambassador Kenneth C. Brill reviews Jared Diamond's new best-seller
Leaf through expert reviews of 20 recent books and reports at the nexus of population, environment, and security, including The Greening of the U.S. Military, Return of the Population Growth Factor, and Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution.
In this recent op-ed published by The Chicago Tribune, Timothy Hildebrandt argues that the large amount of water needed to sustain the fledgling ski industry in China is an inappropriate use of a precious and endangered resource. China should delay developing this environmentally harmful sport while it grapples with more pressing issues of human health and sustainable development. It is reprinted here with permission.
Featuring Lael Brainard, Nigel Purvis, Steven Radelet, and John Sewell
"Part of the outflow of migrants from rural areas of many Latin American countries has settled in remote rural areas, pushing the agricultural frontier further into the forest," writes David López-Carr in a recent article in Population & Environment, "The population, agriculture, and environment nexus in Latin America." In a May 4 presentation at the LAC Economic Growth and Environment Strategic Planning Workshop in Panama City, Panama, he discussed how to integrate family planning and environmental services in rural Latin America.
China's Sichuan Province incurred many casualties following the massive earthquake in June. The disaster also shed light on environmental and infrastructure problems in China. Several recent meetings were held on these issues, one on public health flaws after natural disasters and the other on China's cement industry.
Excerpts from recent official statements in which environmental issues are cited in the context of security institutions and national interests, and reviews by experts of new publications.
APRIL 2007 - Dr. Jennifer Turner and Linden Ellis coauthor article "China's Growing Ecological Footprint"