calamity

Paradise Lost: What if Manhattan Is the Next Maldives?

The latest climate change catastrophe scenario is now out: rising sea levels over the next century could flood 3.7 million people in over 500 U.S. cities, including New York, New Orleans and Miami. This scenario from Climate Central follows other reports, such as one this week by the Asian Development Bank that outlines a scenario in which one-third of South East Asia would be uninhabitable as a result of rising sea levels.

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

While pundits fantasize and then bicker over the domestic machinations they see behind President Obama’s response to the crisis in Haiti, I see a missed opportunity to explore its benefits as a propaganda tool in the War on Terror.

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What We Can Learn from How the Victims in Haiti Are Using Social Media

Social media and social networks allow people to connect either because of a shared experience, a shared interest, concern, question or problem. Social networks, on one hand, are about connections – they allow people to connect and organise themselves and to keep in touch with people. Online communities, on the other hand, help connect people who share a similar experience, problem or situation.

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