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Revisiting the question “Who will feed China?” (followed by “Who will feed Africa?” and by “Who will feed the US”)

Revisiting the question “Who will feed China?” (followed by “Who will feed Africa?” and by “Who will feed the US”)

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Fragilecologies Archives 11 June 2009 Fifteen years ago Lester Brown wrote an interesting book with an intriguing title: “Who will feed China?” Brown’s concern — highly criticized as might be expected by Chinese government officials…

A rose by any other name is still a rose. Similarly, the Republic of Macedonia by any other name is still the Republic of Macedonia

A rose by any other name is still a rose. Similarly, the Republic of Macedonia by any other name is still the Republic of Macedonia

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Fragilecologies Archives 12 May 2009 I have been trying to organize a meeting in Macedonia. Not in Greece’s northern region of Macedonia but the other Macedonia. The UN officially calls the other Macedonia “FYR Macedonia”,…

Climate Change, 2020, and the notion of ‘the new black’

Climate Change, 2020, and the notion of ‘the new black’

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Fragilecologies Archives 1 April 2009 The phrase “the new black” was used repeatedly in the 1980s to indicate that other colors (frequently brown, navy blue, or grey) had temporarily displaced black’s position in fashion or…

Capacity Building by Proxy : Putting African development on a faster and cheaper track

Capacity Building by Proxy : Putting African development on a faster and cheaper track

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2 March 2009 I have an idea that I think is important to talk about. I call it Capacity Building by Proxy. The idea is to build institutional and human capabilities on the African continent…

The times they are a-changin’: and not just for the climate

The times they are a-changin’: and not just for the climate

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Fragilecologies Archives 1 December 2008 Just wanted to say that “the times they are a-changin’.” They are a-changin’ for those involved in climate science research and modeling, and they are a-changin’ for those engaged in…