Tag Archives: Climate change

Developed Nations Can’t Afford to Ignore Surging Sea Levels

By HSealy
June 15, 2017

Over 4 million people in Caribbean and Pacific island nations reside in areas now prone to heavy flooding, partly due to rising sea levels caused by climate change.[1]  It’d be a mistake for developed nations to ignore these people’s plight. Left unchecked, rising sea levels could devastate coastal communities in wealthy countries, too. These richer […]

Carbon Markets Key to Battling Climate Change

By HSealy
June 6, 2017

As summer approaches in many countries, scientists are monitoring the earth’s temperatures — last year was the hottest on record.[1] Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and natural disasters are spiraling out of control.[2] Fortunately, nations are no longer standing idly by, watching the climate change. So far, 195 countries have signed the Paris […]

Zika Virus Highlights the Need for International Health Programs

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
November 21, 2016

Zika is spreading fast. The virus, which is spread primarily by mosquitoes, has no known cure or treatment. It can cause fever, conjunctivitis, and headaches, among other things. Pregnant women with the virus can give birth to babies with underdeveloped brains. So far, 48 countries and territories in the Caribbean and the Americas have reported […]