Nuclear War at Any Point?

About five hours ago, North Korea fired 200 rounds of artillery at an inhabited South Korean island called Yeonpyeong. South Korea responded with a fighter jet deployment and 80 rounds of artillery. In other words, it looks a lot like the two Koreas are at war.

Why Cholera in Haiti, Why Now?

Haiti is currently facing its first cholera outbreak in a hundred years. It’s not a surprise, exactly. It was something public health experts have been afraid of since the earthquake. But after nine months, we were starting to hope maybe it wouldn’t happen.

Water Conflict

So far, we haven’t seen a international water war. We’ve been able to solve water conflicts through economic and diplomatic solutions. I hope  - I really hope - that we can keep that up. But as water gets scarcer, the fights are going to get worse.