globalization http://wamc.org en "American Exodus" By Giles Slade http://wamc.org/post/american-exodus-giles-slade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some scientists predict the sea will rise one and a half meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps could make the real amount much higher. In the coming century, intensifying storms will batter our coasts, and droughts and heat events will be annual threats. All this will occur as population grows, and declining water resources desiccate agriculture. What will happen when the United States cannot provide food or fresh water for the overheated, overcrowded cities where 80 percent of Americans currently live?</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80028 at http://wamc.org "American Exodus" By Giles Slade "Democracy in Retreat" by Joshua Kurlantzick http://wamc.org/post/democracy-retreat-joshua-kurlantzick <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Journalist, Joshua Kurlantzick, joins us to talk about his book, <em>Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government</em>.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61443 at http://wamc.org "Democracy in Retreat" by Joshua Kurlantzick