Survival helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's insight:
The interesting insight from a colleague from across the globe (thanks Tony) for this interesting perspective on development through the eyes of indigenous peoples. I encounter this situation on a daily basis and have to make such judgement calls. At the end of the day I will need to answer this question from my conscience: have I done what is right in my mind to help my people?
In the weeks after the election, Washington insiders are trying to interpret the complicated national politics of climate and environmental issues. Would Congressional Republicans support a carbon tax as part of a deficit reduction deal?
This is a reality of life. Every development comes at a cost to any organism (including man) that occupies an area of land, air or sea. The cost of that development can be environmental, social or economical, and the impact of that development can be spread over time and space. Therefore, the proposed deep sea mining by Nautilus cannot merely be assumed to have no impact on the environment and organisms that occupy the Bismarck Sea and beyond, in both space and time.
Adapted from the book by Professor Susan Hanson...
This is an excellent review/summary of an edited volume that shows the value of geographic thought and its importance in the modern world. This review conveniently gives a one paragraph synopsis of each chapter. It does not need to be read chronologically, so you can pick and choose what you find relevant to your course. The top 10 are (in order of inclusion in the book): the Idea of the Map, the Weather Map, GIS, Human Adjustment, Water Budget Climatology, Human Transformation of the Earth, Spatial Organization and Interdependence, Central Place Theory, Megalopolis and Sense of Place.
Pacific island countries have highlighted access to climate change funds in the region, saying it remains critical for the vulnerable countries, said the Suva based Pacific Islands Forum in a press release
Here's a mind blowing economic trend that the majority of us over the age of 35 probably aren’t paying much attention to.
Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's insight:
The Alternative perspective is possible. Most likely,, we will develop the alternative according to the needs of our people...they have done it in Ecuador, they do it this way in the US through companies...how will we express our alternative in the Pacific?..
Thanks Katerina Teaiwa...keep this thought and sharing going.....
PNA officials have accused the EU fishing industry of ignoring PNA management measures that every other fishing nation abides by and the EU has bluntly stated it doesn’t need to include PNA measures in either the fisheries chapter of the Economic Partnership Agreement free trade deal under negotiation with the region, or abide by these in its bilateral agreements with PNA members.
The European Investment Bank announced Tuesday that it was providing electric car networks company Better Place with a €40 million loan, continuing the institution's support for innovation and sustainable transportation.
Fire ants use their claws to grip diverse surfaces, including each other. As a result of their mutual adhesion and large numbers, ant colonies flow like inanimate fluids. This film shows how ants behave similarly to the spreading of drops, the capillary rise of menisci, and gravity-driven flow down a wall. By emulating the flow of fluids, ant colonies can remain united under stressful conditions.
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