100 Years. 100 Million Lives.

A very thoughtful piece in The Harvard Crimson on 11/20/2017 by Laura M. Nicolae, Harvard ’20, whose parents both experienced Communism in Romania and escaped to the United States of America. 100 Years. 100 Million Lives. Think Twice. By LAURA M. NICOLAE November 20, 2017 In 1988, my twenty-six-year-old father jumped off a train in the middle of…

Prof. Cliff Mass on Extreme Weather Events

Professor Cliff Mass, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, presented the slide deck below today (Friday 12/1/2017). In his presentation, he explores extreme weather events (hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves) and wild fires, and their relationship (if any) with climate change: Explaining Extreme Weather Events — Challenges in Climate Communication — Prof. Cliff Mass, UW, 2017-12-01 (PDF, 9.2MB)…

WSJ: How Cashews Explain Globalization

This profile by Bill Spindle and Vibhuti Agarwal appeared in the Wall Street Journal this morning (Friday, December 1st, 2017). They examine the history of the international trade in cashews, starting with large farms in Kollam, Kerala, India employing vast hordes of low-cost workers in the late 1920s, and continuing to the present, where automated factories in…