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Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Governors Roundtable

Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Governors Roundtable

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Welcome to the forum, livestreamed worldwide from the Leadership Studio at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I’m Dean Michelle Williams. The forum is a collaboration between the Harvard Chan School and Independent News Media. Each program features a panel of experts addressing some of today’s most pressing public health issues. …

What If We Just Burned All Our Trash?

What If We Just Burned All Our Trash?

Every minute, one garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into our seas. It is estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by biomass and that is not a cute look. And that’s just the plastic. There is 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, that is …

Top 15 Natural Disasters Caught On Tape

Top 15 Natural Disasters Caught On Tape

Number 15. 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: Often credited as the Fukushima Earthquake, the Tohoku Earthquake made Japan the centre of attention for most of 2011 and into 2012. At 2:46pm Japan Standard Time, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook Japan for six minutes off the coast of the Sendai region in Northern Honshu island. Immediately …

Heavy rain causes floods in Mumbai

In India’s financial capital – some continue their commute as best possible – while others have fun. Trains have been cancelled and many are stranded at railway stations. So their only choice to to brave the waters. Rainfall is essential in India for farming – helping two thirds of its 1.25 billion population living in …