Desmond Tutu: Climate Change is the Global Enemy

Desmond Tutu: Climate Change is the Global Enemy

Writing for The Guardian, On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering. Never before in history have human beings been called...
Global Pandemics: the Approach

Global Pandemics: the Approach

Written before the Ebola outbreak, an excellent article on global pandemics on futureagenda.org predicts that there will be two or three global pandemics in our decade, outlining the development and progress of the diseases, and suggesting approaches. The three...
Pentagon: Climate change a national security threat

Pentagon: Climate change a national security threat

The Pentagon is integrating climate change threats into all of its “plans, operations, and training” across the entire Defense Department, signaling a comprehensive attempt to tackle the impacts of global warming. In a 20-page Climate Change Adaptation...
October 11 is International Day of the Girl

October 11 is International Day of the Girl

Click to subscribe Stay updated on TheCommunity.com weekly updates to your inbox early notifications Subscribe today In 2011, a UN resolution was passed declaring October 11 the International Day of the Girl Child! Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide...
Global Health: At a Glance

Global Health: At a Glance

Since 1990, child mortality for those under 5 has fallen by 47 per cent around the world. In 2013, 6.2 million children died before reaching their fifth birthday. It is a sharp decrease from 1990, when more than 12 million children died under age five – but it is not...
Empowering Women and Girls: By the Numbers

Empowering Women and Girls: By the Numbers

Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, and live in poverty. According to recent reports from the World Bank, aross the globe, approximately 65 percent of women with primary education or less are...
What would nuclear war look like today?

What would nuclear war look like today?

Many of us grew up under the threat of “the Russians dropping the bomb.” We know we came frighteningly close to this scenario during the Cuba Missile Crisis. But then the Cold War ended. And we could all relax. Whew. Last weekend I attended a panel...
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