January 20, 2020

Featured in Earth Island Journal

Call of the Wild: The Mass Species Swap

We’re in the midst of the sixth mass extinction, and we humans are responsible.

If it sounds bad, that’s because it is. Earlier this year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released a dire report clarifying the extent of this planetary crisis.

January 10, 2020

Featured in KJZZ

Why Is Water-Related Violence Increasing Around The World?

A number of major battles — some involving soldiers and others not — have been fought over oil, particularly in the Middle East since the mid-20th century.

Thanks to different kinds of conflicts and so many areas of drought around the world, those fights have shifted in certain places to water.

January 10, 2020

Featured in Mail and Guardian

Water ‘Wars’ Wash Over the World

More people around the world are fighting over water, according to the Pacific Institute, a United States-based think tank. But in Africa the rate of the increase in water-related conflicts is proportionally less than it was in previous decades.

January 6, 2020

Featured in Circle of Blue

HotSpots H2O: Water-Related Violence Spikes in Past Decade

Islamic State militants destroyed irrigation wells in Iraq. Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh killed five farmers during protests over water shortages. Water-related violence similar to these incidents has doubled in the past decade, according to data compiled by the Pacific Institute.

January 6, 2020

Featured in The Statesman

Water Wars

The challenge is as forbidding as it is global, verily the outcome of the cocktail of burgeoning population, poor management of resources, and extreme weather events linked to the climate crisis.