Climate Change, Heat, and Death (Part 2)

Following yesterday’s blog post on the human health (and death) implications of sustained, high heat, new maps and projections from the Climate Impact Lab (http://www.impactlab.org/) illustrate the increase in the number of 95 F (35 C) days that we can expect to see given climate change. Even under relatively modest reductions in global emissions (based … More Climate Change, Heat, and Death (Part 2)

Smugglers Respond to Attempts to Limit Population Movements

In an earlier blog (January 27, 2017) about the futility of building a wall between Mexico and the United States, I commented that a wall would not stop migrants.  At best, the wall would slow migrants, but it would not stop them. Instead, individuals that are determined to enter the US will find a way … More Smugglers Respond to Attempts to Limit Population Movements

Changing Demographics, Changing Chinatowns

As the demographics of our societies change, so too does the structure and look of our cities.  The needs of an aging population, for example, are leading cities to think about ‘age friendly cities’ that will reshape the infrastructure of cities and help seniors live safely and stay involved in their communities. Similarly, the Millennial … More Changing Demographics, Changing Chinatowns

Limiting Access to Birth Control in the US: Does the US Now Have its Own Gag Rule?

My blog post from March 3, 2017 (“The ‘Global Gag Rule’ Returns”) discussed how the Trump Administration was denying funding for family planning and reproductive health programs in the developing world, with the lack of contraception options leading to an increase in the number unwanted pregnancies, increased risks to maternal and child health, and an increase … More Limiting Access to Birth Control in the US: Does the US Now Have its Own Gag Rule?