Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Terrain Part 4: Spending – on Adaptation or Mitigation?

If we agree that we have to start spending money now, in order to minimize future damage from climate change, where should we start: on adaptation or mitigation – or is it a false choice? Global mitigation seems to be … Continue reading

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The Terrain Part 3: Mayor Bloomberg’s Maginot.

My two previous blogs in this series (June 4 and June 11) focused on where and when to spend money so as to best combat climate change. Part 1 (June 4) delved into ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson’s widely publicized quote, … Continue reading

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The Terrain Part 2: Spending Now or Spending Later.

Throughout this blog, my emphasis has been on possible responses to the impacts of climate change. I divided the responses into three categories: mitigation, adaptation and doing nothing. ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, recommends doing nothing, reasoning that if something bad … Continue reading

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The Terrain Part 1: Doing Nothing and Fixing Whatever Happens.

Some of the recent headlines illustrate the broad terrain of tradeoffs and consequences we must navigate in deciding the policies for Earth’s future, in which our children and grandchildren will have to live. This quote from ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, … Continue reading

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