The Great Green Wall of Africa


Kyle Benjamin Schneps

In February 2011, an international summit in Bonn, Germany officially approved the building of a pan-African Great Green Wall (GGW) in support of the UN Convention to Com


Philip J. Bona, AIA, Architect - Planner - Educator


BNIM Architects

Subject Matter Expert

Architect ž Planner ž Educator

Phil Bona is a Senior Architect and Planner at BNIM in San Diego.

Previously a Principal at Baucentrum Urban Studio, Adjunct Professor at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Chair San Diego Urban Design Committee of the AIA, and Assistant V.P. for Architecture and Planning with CCDC, his expertise encompasses sustainable regional and urban design principles and policies supporting green building, renewable energy, water conservation and climate impact reduction.


Dr Richard Somerville


Scripps Institution of Oceanography- University of California San Diego

Subject Matter Expert

Dr Richard Somerville sits on the Science and Security Board of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists which recently moved the "Doomsday Clock" to 3 minutes to midnight. 

Record-breaking temperatures are now the norm


Peter Aldhous

Call it the new normal. Last year was the ninth warmest on record across the globe, according to NASA's annual analysis of surface temperatures. But by recent standards, it was nothing special: all but one of the hottest 10 years have happened since 2000.

Why food riots are likely to become the new normal


Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Just over two years since Egypt's dictator President Hosni Mubarak resigned , little has changed. Cairo's infamous Tahrir Square has remained a continual site of clashes between demonstrators and security forces, despite a newly elected president.

Where Has All the Ice Gone?


Emily E. Adams

As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches).

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