My hope for the Paris climate talks

A guest post by Dr. Jason Whittle, @jasonmwhittle. Heading into the Paris climate talks this year there is a lot of hope for significant action from the developed world. The United States and other developed nations finally seems to be making meaningful pledges to reduce their carbon emissions. President Obama has made climate change a…

Agriculture in a Warming World #ClimateChange

A guest post by Ekbal Hussain @ekh_rocksci of The Pale Blue Dot. Warming of the climate is now unequivocal. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has projected temperature increases to 2100 based on climate modelling under a range of scenarios (IPCC, 2013). In all cases the global average temperature increases. This summary briefing highlights…

Lessons from the MDGs: Why Nigeria failed to attain MDG5

A guest post by Kayode Makinde, @kayodemakinde. Globally, attention is gradually being shifted from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite the measured success of the MDGs in certain regards, it is imperative to introspect, take stock and learn from the success as well as the failures of the MDGs,…

Cultural Intercambio at La Comunidad que Construimos Peru

La Comunidad que Construimos is a small non-profit organization based out of Trujillo, Peru. We work closely with the community members to run an afterschool program that helps children build self-esteem by putting them in positions of power as teachers of their own culture. Our volunteer philosophy is different than most Western non-profits. While we…