Tag Archive: indonesia

Mar 15

Sea level rise in Asia

I think that we have reached the point with global warming where we can no longer pretend that we’re going to meet our goals. That doesn’t mean that citizens globally can stop the effort to limit climate change. There is a vast difference between the worst scenarios and the best. There are also reasons for …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.introtoglobalstudies.com/2018/03/sea-level-rise/

Dec 01

Will Jakarta be lost to the waters?

Globally, sea level rise will challenge coastal cities such as Miami, New Orleans, New York and Shanghai. All of these cities face overwhelming challenges, especially those located in developing nations. For a good look at the debates in one such city, Jakarta, I recommend Chris Bentley’s article in PRI, “Trying to confront a massive flood …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.introtoglobalstudies.com/2016/12/will-jakarta-sink-beneath-the-waves/

May 12

MERS continues to spread

The news regarding the respiratory virus MERS-COV continues to be worrying. A second case of MERS has now been reported in the United States in Orlando, Florida. This individual is a health care worker from Saudi Arabia who traveled to the U.S., as was the previous case. This fact raises serious concerns about infection control …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.introtoglobalstudies.com/2014/05/mers-continues-to-spread/

May 11

H7N9 Influenza and the WHO’s Pandemic Influenza Plan

Like many of you, I’ve been carefully following the news about H7N9. A few of my favorite blogs or sites for this are Avian Flu Diary, Virology down under, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and the Bird Flu Report. A couple of thoughts about what we know so far. First, it is …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.introtoglobalstudies.com/2013/05/h7n1-influenza-and-the-whos-pandemic-influenza-plan/

Apr 01

Vaccines and Global Health: Indonesia, the World Bank and Pandemic Influenza

Pandemic preparedness is a tricky question in global health governance. How do you create a framework that will ensure the global public good, in a context in which if every country follows its national interest, all nations may wind up in a worse position than if they cooperated? What makes influenza a challenging problem to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://www.introtoglobalstudies.com/2011/04/rogue-states-and-global-health-indonesia-the-world-bank-and-pandemic-influenza/