Environment Events

Sparing Nature:The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Biodiversity

October 31, 2003 // 9:00am11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since prehistoric times, human population growth has led to the extinction of other species. Using insights from paleoanthropology, Professor Jeffrey McKee examines the impact of a population boom on biodiversity conservation.

Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them

October 17, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Security: Some Insights from South Asia

September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.

Book Launch: Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature

September 03, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Authors of the new book Rivers for Life discuss how the disruption of natural river flows by large dams and river diversions is causing a worldwide crisis in river health and the loss of valuable ecosystem services.

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

A Celebration of the Life of Carlos Soza

July 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP and the Izaak Walton League of America co-sponsor a reception to celebrate the life of Guatemalan conservation leader Carlos Soza, who died of liver cancer on May 28, 2003.

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

Harnessing the Waters: Nature Conquest in China's Past and Present

June 27, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Perhaps no other issue in China today receives more news media attention than construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Speakers reflect on past legacies, present problems, and future impacts of China's "conquests" over nature.

Global Violence and Health: The Connections and Costs

June 11, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization presents WHO's new "World Report on Violence and Health," which details why violence is a major public-health problem and outlines how public policies can address its causes.

Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Freshwaters

June 10, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Virtually no one is discussing the increasing reliance worldwide on groundwater and the potentially dire consequences of that dependence for rivers, ecosystems, and sustainable development. Robert Glennon outlines his case for new groundwater policies.

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