L’Ère des Murs
Quand j’ai parlé pour la première fois aux trois Honduriens dans la gare de la ville de Tenosique au Sud du Mexique, je n’avais aucune idée qu’il s’agissait de réfugiés climatiques. Nous étions à 30km de la frontière avec le Guatemala, dans une gare de triage où les réfugiés... Read more
The Era of Walls

The Era of Walls

WIB politics December 8, 2017

When I first talked to the three Honduran men in the train yard in the southern Mexican town of Tenosique, I had no idea that they were climate-change refugees. We were 20 miles from the border with Guatemala at a rail yard where Central American refugees often congregated to... Read more
Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era
Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were hurriedly dispatched to Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to face Irma, the fiercest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Florida governor Rick... Read more
The Pentagon Is Still Worried About Climate Change
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis isn’t exactly the type of person environmentalists would typically pin their hopes on. The retired Marine general is best known to most Americans for his quotable musings on killing and the thrill of combat. However, while environmental issues may not be Mattis’ top priority he... Read more
Time Is Running Out to Avert Climate Wars
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch on Nov. 3, 2015. At the end of November 2015, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held. Officially known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) of the... Read more
The 21st Century’s Refugee Crisis Is Just Getting Started
Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O’Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries—Nigeria, Somalia, and... Read more
In 2016, Let’s Stop Freaking Out So Much About Terrorism
It’s time to panic! As 2015 ended, this country was certifiably terror-stricken. It had the Islamic State on the brain. Hoax terror threats or terror imbroglios shut down school systems from Los Angeles to New Hampshire, Indiana to a rural county in Virginia. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, citing terror attacks... Read more
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