Climate Change and Human Rights: A Rough Guide (International Council on Human Rights Policy)

Author International Council on Human Rights Policy Keywords Human rights, climate change, mass migration, food, water, disease, shelter, land, cultures, livelihoods Abstract What are the human rights implications of climate change? From new health risks, such as the increased incidence of malaria, to mass migration, to threatened food and water supplies, to the disappearance of […]

Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward and Environmental History of War (R.P. Tucker)

Author Richard P. Tucker Keywords War, environment, nature, environmental damage, military strategies, timber, disease, American Civil War Abstract How has war changed and damaged the environment? How has nature influenced war? As the first collection of essays on war and environmental history, Natural Enemy, Natural Ally heralds the advent of a major new field of […]

The End of Food (P. Roberts)

Author Paul Roberts Keywords Large-scale food production, unsustainable prices, cost-cutting, food systems, vulnerable, contamination, disease, malnourished, obesity, hunger Abstract The emergence of large-scale food production gave us unprecedented abundance – but at a steep and ultimately unsustainable price. Relentless cost-cutting has made our food systems vulnerable to contamination and disease. More than a billion people […]

Life history trade-offs in human growth: Adaptation or pathology? (B. Bogin et al)

Author(s) Barry Bogin, Maria Inês Varela Silva, Luis Rios Keywords Human health, undeveloped countries, poverty, disease, developmental programming (DP), predictive adaptive response (PAR), human development, biological and cultural resources. Abstract Human beings growing-up in adverse biocultural environments, including undernutrition, exposure to infection, economic oppression/poverty, heavy workloads, high altitude, war, racism, and religious/ethnic oppression, may be […]