Ed Carr

Human Rights
1 World Vision flip-flops on gay marriage

World Vision USA, the large Christian aid organization headquartered just outside of Seattle, earlier this week announced it had changed its policy and would begin hiring Christians in same-sex marriage. World Vision USA President Rich Stearns had championed the move saying it was “Symbolic of how we can come together…

Environment
1 Why food security and conflict may not be linked

Food prices go up and people revolt, right? Maybe not. Conflict does lead to food insecurity. That makes sense because broken markets means it is harder and more expensive to get food. But what about whether high prices cause conflict. Do people protest and conflict follows because food is too…

Environment
0 Climate change will lead to more conflict! Well, not exactly

Researchers have long connected climate change and conflict. They warn that the effects of climate change will lead to instability that will lead to fighting. Problem is that the evidence was quite thin. A new study, published last week in Science, by Princeton’s Solomon Hsiang and University of California, Berkeley’s Marshall…

Environment
2 Someone comes to my defense

I’ve been posting a bit about the weird and restrictive approach to media taken by the organizers at the Pacific Health Summit. Now, I think these summiteers are all good people and that they probably mean well. But their approach to media reminds me of George Orwell. I got in…