Essay: Antifragility and Adaptation

The last two posts have looked at the idea of transformational adaptation. In short, they’ve argued that this once radical notion is being watered down in the name of palatability to the great and good of the mainstream world of international development. But sometimes it’s good to look elsewhere for new ideas even if it’s…

Guest Post: Water and Conflict in Kenya

Water, conflict and rediscovering traditional knowledge in Kenya  This article was first published on the Acclimatise News Network and is republished with permission.   By Joab Omondi As climate change continues to bite hard in developing countries, many governments in Africa have come to realise that there is an urgent need for adaptation to cushion their…

IPCC Report – 3 Things the Media Missed

  The summary of the Impact, Vulnerability and Adaptation report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out today, and the media have churned out as much of their climate stuff as possible all on the same day. A scan of the media coverage provides some easy things to scare your kids with before bed. Some…

Oxfam – Hot and hungry

Welcome back to Digested Reads – telling you what to think about reports that tell you what to think. This week, Oxfam’s “Hot and Hungry” – How do we stop climate change making people hungry. Context: The IPCC is preparing to officially release its 5th Assessment report on Climate Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation. Various newspapers have used leaked…