Friday, September 4, 2015
  1. Who Will Suffer Most from Climate Change?

    Bill Gates

    Who Will Suffer Most from Climate Change?

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     proposes adaptation measures for those who will suffer most from hotter temperatures.

    rural road Ian Cumming/ZumaPress

    For the world’s poorest farmers, life is a high-wire act: Just one stroke of bad fortune – a drought, a flood, or an illness – is enough for them to tumble deeper into poverty and hunger. And now climate change is set to add a fresh layer of risk to their lives, highlighting the need for effective adaptation measures. READ MORE

  2. Another Great Leap Forward for Development

    Javier Solana
  3. The Future is Old

    Brigitte Miksa

    The Future is Old

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     explains why rapid societal aging is, overall, a good problem to have.

    elderly running Jim West/ZumaPress

    Rising life expectancy around the world is an accomplishment well worth celebrating. But it is worth remembering that societal aging comes with significant long-term economic consequences – and that many societies are aging at an unprecedentedly rapid pace. READ MORE

  4. Development’s Digital Divide

    Carl Bildt
  5. India’s Deadly Cities

    Asit K. Biswas, ET AL

    India’s Deadly Cities

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    &  explain why managing the rapidly growing urban population is harder than in neighboring China.

    Mumbai slums Subhash Sharma/ZumaPress

    China and India face similar challenges in managing rapidly growing urban populations. But variations in their urban growth paths, as well as differences in their approaches to environmental policy, are likely to make India’s population challenges far more difficult to address. READ MORE

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