Monthly Archives: August 2012

Learning From the Olympics: Changing the Competition from NIMBYism to Doing Our Best

The last obstacle to the democratization of decision making on climate change (June 18 blog) is NIMBYism. I have already expanded on the first three obstacles (climate change and the nature of science, science “hatred,” and we are not prophets) … Continue reading

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We Are Not Prophets II – Back to Deniers and Skeptics and Forward to Insurance.

The issue is not so much the accuracy of the prediction as the magnitude of the impact when the predictions are coming to roost. Our difficulties in predicting the future do not guarantee that the future will be better, there … Continue reading

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We Are Not Prophets

We are not prophets. None of us are, but like biblical prophets, we stand on the top of the hill and warn about a coming Armageddon (remember the “self-inflicted genocide” in my first blog post). The tools that we use … Continue reading

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Is Algebra Necessary? – Yes It Is!!!

I’ve been living with this question for a long time – starting with my own son when he attended Middle School (he is now 45, a Managing Director in Greenwich Capital, with his own Middle School aged children). On Sunday, … Continue reading

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