Tag Archives: Global Relations

Japan’s Natural Disasters Shaking the Global Market


Besides the earthquake and tsunami taking more than 6000 lives, costing the county billions of dollars and damaging some of their main nuclear reactors, the natural disasters in Japan could potentially hurt the global economy significantly. Japan has the third … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s ‘Darkest Day’


On February 2nd, 2011 tragedy hit Christchurch, New Zealand in the form of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Seventy five causalties were reported and more than three hundred reported missing [rvd: casualties are estimated to be over 200]. Prime Minister John … Continue reading

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An Era of Climate and Food Insecurity


In 2010, temperature records were set in upwards of 19 nations. Pakistan recorded 53.5C which is the hottest temperature ever reliably measured in Asia’s history. Global climate change is a serious issue and can not be ignored any longer. It … Continue reading

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Heat Waves and Food Delays


According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010 tied the record holder, 2005, for hottest year to date. Throughout the year 19 nations set record temperature highs. They also reported that 2010 was the wettest year on record. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Aid Denied


Pakistan welcomed 2011 with a M7.2 earthquake on January 19th. The earthquake did not cause a lot of damage (only 200 houses at the epicenter were affected) and no deaths were reported, but it made a lot of people fearful of … Continue reading

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Gaining Positive Face in the Face of Disaster


The day after Christmas in 2004, an earthquake with more power than 23,000 atomic bombs unleashed its destructive force on surrounding areas of the Indian Ocean. After causing devastation in 11 countries, displacing millions of people, and killing hundreds of thousands, … Continue reading

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