Join us this week for the news (including rethinking carnivorousness), an update from our always fabulous Washington Correspondent Kerry Duggan, and a journey through the nerdery of social-ecological systems theory to the dusty steps of Mongolia, the squishy shores of Lake Victoria and the Great Lakes of Michigan:
- With three different names for winter disasters [Xar, Tsagaan and Tumur Dzud] and temperatures rising at twice the global average, Mongolian herders and their herds are suffering. Big time. In the winters of 2000 and 2001 alone Mongolia lost more than one third of the nation’s livestock. Summary of a Science article.
- With climate change comes variable rain, more storms and more cholera, malaria and fishy trouble in Lake Victoria and the Nile Basin. (With tangential reference to the Maccinni and Yang’s study of long-term effects of early life rainfall on development in Indonesia.)
- The Great Lakes are changing [but still great] here’s the report we’ll get into more in weeks to come. Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Our Communities and Ecosystems
The climate really is a changin’, here in Ann Arbor, we’ve had the most snow [through January 30th] ever recorded… see this pdf for more details.
- Tsetseg Nuriin Tovoo by Morin Khuur
- Xux Tobolton by Altan Urag
- Wetende Mukolwe, Sukuma Bin Ongaro and the Sukuma Band
- It’s Your World by Gil Scott-Heron
- Chase the Devil by Max Romeo