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Hurricane Mitch: Foreign Assistance and Building a New Honduras for the 21st Century

Hurricane Mitch: Foreign Assistance and Building a New Honduras for the 21st Century

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Fragilecologies Archives November 17, 1998 Honduras has been devastated by Hurricane Mitch, the costliest hurricane in Central America this century, in terms of loss of life. In this instance, the word “devastated” is not strong…

Chinese Floods: A Natural or a Man-Made Disaster?

Chinese Floods: A Natural or a Man-Made Disaster?

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Fragilecologies Archives 29 August 1998 About 20 years ago I wrote an editorial for a journal called “Climatic Change”. The title of the editorial was “Render unto weather…”. The notion behind the paper was that…

Does Forgiving Debt Mean Condoning Corruption? (An El Niño example)

Does Forgiving Debt Mean Condoning Corruption? (An El Niño example)

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Fragilecologies Archives 10 July 1998 There are many good reasons to wipe the slate clean in order to help developing countries to once again get their houses in order. A leading reason to forgive the…

The Last El Niño of the Millennium — The 1997-98 Event

The Last El Niño of the Millennium — The 1997-98 Event

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Fragilecologies Archives 1 May 1998 The suggestion that the El Niño of 1997-98 could be like the El Niño of 1982-83, the biggest in a century, has raised the concern of policy makers around the…

Where Does the Science End  and the Reporting on Science Begin?

Where Does the Science End and the Reporting on Science Begin?

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Fragilecologies Archives 29 April 1998 I had a professor many years ago who was a world-class specialist on the Indian sub-continent. He was amazing; he knew everything about the history, was on top of new…