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Sociologist at LISST, University of Toulouse, at Jean-Jaures and at EHESS (Cadis) in Paris, Nader VAHABI broadens his field of study on migratory flows coming from the Middle East with an original angle of attack: "the pathology of modernism". His latest work “The 2015 refugee reception crisis, a pathology of modernism” is now available at L’Harmattan, Paris.
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Satellites help combat the urban heat island effect by Daniel P. Johnson for the Conversation, 6/29/22
The surface urban heat island directly contributes to the atmospheric urban heat island and is usually most intense on sunny days. Urbanization also contributes to the heat island effect through deforestation and the removal of other vegetation that would provide some cooling.
With rising global temperatures increasing the likelihood of dangerous heat waves, cities need to know which neighborhoods are at high risk. Excessive heat can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death with prolonged exposure, and the most at‐risk residents often lack financial resources to adapt.
One recent study found that the poorest areas were significantly hotter than the richest in 76% of urban U.S. counties. It also found that neighborhoods with large Black, Hispanic and Asian populations were in significantly hotter areas in 71% of counties, and that that difference remained even when adjusting for income. These areas tend to have less vegetation and a higher density of homes.
New York's “Cool Neighborhoods NYC” program includes strategically planting trees and vegetation to increase shade and evapotranspiration, which cools the surrounding area. It also discusses painting roofs and pavement light colors to reflect solar energy and educating at‐risk communities about heat risk and ways they can get help.
Yemen: Ancestral Honey Production at Risk by ICRC, 6/13/22
To make matters worse, Yemen, like many conflict‐affected countries, is disproportionately affected by climate change. Temperature rises in recent years, combined with severe alterations caused to the environment, are disturbing the bees' ecosystem which is impacting the pollination process. In 2022, there have been lower‐than‐usual precipitations. With water tables falling and increased desertification, areas previously engaged in agricultural activities and bee-keeping no longer sustain these livelihoods.
“I don’t only blame the conflict for what happens to us. There have not been any rains in months, and there are fewer flowers,” said Amin, the honey producer from Taiz. “ My children had to drop out of school to work in other sectors as my business is no longer enough to meet my family’s needs,” he added.
Yemen is already witnessing an alarming level of food insecurity with more than 16 million Yemenis who are food insecure. In Hajjah, Amran and Al Jawf, there are nearly 50,000 people are living in famine like conditions according to WFP reports. Across Yemen vulnerable families are being pushed to the brink by the combined impact of armed conflict and climate change.
Dr. Steeve Coupeau Goes One‐on‐One with Robert H. Lieberman, Director of “Echoes of The Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan”, 6/6/22
Director Lieberman: Environmentally Mongolia faces enormous and, I would say, existentially challenges. And this is not just with the pollution that comes in the winter with the burning of brown coal making Ulaan Baator one of the most polluted cities in the world. Climate change is impacting the herders. In addition, the nomad herder have herds of livestock that are much too large and they would do better with fewer animals that would be more robust and healthier. And the goats raised for their cashmere wool are particularly destructive. (I always urge people to buy other Mongolian wools such as from sheep or yaks or camels.)
Now an interesting aspect of the country is that it is the land of “eternal blue skies” and constant wind. So, this is a land just perfect for solar and wind power, which could replace the burning of coal. And that's the real promise and hope.
Director Lieberman: The film had its premier last night in Washington D.C. at the Landmark E Street theater and the theater was packed. The film runs from Friday June 3rd to Thursday June 9th with two shows daily.
The film will have a Digital Release June 15th and will be available on all major platforms (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, etc.)