I’m honoured to receive an Amnesty International Media Award for my coverage of the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh. “[Josiah’s] piece details the daily struggle of climate refugees and their pleas for wealthy nations to reduce carbon emissions in order that they may survive,” said Sue Montgomery, one of the judges. Read my feature published in the […]
“At a time when our culture seems increasingly to be fractured along ideological lines—as evidenced by the current American presidential race and the battle over climate change—Mennonites may offer an example of how to disagree.” Read my piece in the The Walrus here.
Ferryboat driver Abdul Aziz was lucky to survive Cyclone Aila in 2009. Paul Plett and I were on CTV again to talk about Mr. Aziz and rising waters in Bangladesh. Watch our interview here.
Light trickles through thatched walls into Mariam Begum’s seed hut. Painted clay pots and salvaged medicine bottles crowd the bamboo shelves along the walls. Begum unstops a bottle and tips the contents into her palm, careful not to drop a single grain. Her seed vault may be low-tech, but it holds a resource that will […]
Scripture guided their forbears to reject electricity and cars, but these modern Mennonites spurn our tech-obsessed culture for other reasons. Can these neo-Luddites help us with our own smartphone struggles? Read my story in the Ottawa Citizen.
Ratna Aditto has lived her entire life on the clay banks of the Pasur River in southern Bangladesh. Chances are she’ll die here. The capricious river has eaten her house more times than she can recall. One year she rebuilt it six times. Where was her last house? She points out into the mist that […]