Living in the Smog: Life in Ulaanbaatar, The World’s Most Polluted Capital

If asked to imagine Mongolia, you might think of Genghis Khan and his mighty Mongol hordes galloping across the Central Asian steppes, or you might think of rural yurts and large herds of horses and cattle. What you most likely would not think of is an urban city filled with smog that contains 45% of the nation’s population. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is currently considered to be … Continue reading Living in the Smog: Life in Ulaanbaatar, The World’s Most Polluted Capital

The Price of Lives: The Indonesian Tsunami

How much money represents the value of a human life?  In Indonesia this number rests around 69,000 US dollars.  This was clearly expressed on Friday September 28, 2018 when the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia was hit with an 18 foot tsunami with little to no warning.   Indonesia is one of the most densely populated nations in the world with a population of 261 million … Continue reading The Price of Lives: The Indonesian Tsunami