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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: The Rise Of The Ecological Migrant (October 24 to 29, 2016)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

"Living in China’s Expanding Deserts" (Screen-shot / “The New York Times”).

“Living in China’s Expanding Deserts” (Screen-shot / “The New York Times”).

October 24 to 29, 2016

Climate change, industrial activity, and human destruction have combined to create a new group of ecological migrants around the world, and their plight was highlighted through different photo-essays, in “Foreign Policy” and “The New York Times“, in the past week. In sub-Saharan Africa – in Ghana, Mauritania, and Togo, for instance – coastal erosion has affected houses and the economy, and short-term measures such as sea walls and defences have not been effective. In China, desertification has made farming and herding much more challenging, resulting in the relocation of many who dread the severe sandstorms.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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