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Long-term Adaptations III – Following the Netherlands: Sea Level Rise

One of the most pressing problems jeopardizing our planet’s capacity to sustainably support (human and other) life is sea level rise. This comes as a direct consequence of the rise in global temperature: the accelerated melting of land-based ice combined … Continue reading

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Climate-Related Doomsday – Early Signs: Harvey

Figure 1 – Before and during Harvey Figure 2 – Mumbai monsoon, August 2017 Figure 3 – Cost of recent hurricanes in the US The three figures above demonstrate early signs of a climate-related doomsday. Figure 1 shows Market Street … Continue reading

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Scaling up from the Hamptons to the World.

Michael Schwartz’s New York Times article entitled “Dispute in the Hamptons Set Off by Effort to Hold Back Ocean” (NYT, April 18, 2013) starts with the following: Soon after Hurricane Sandy hit last fall, Joshua Harris, a billionaire hedge fund … Continue reading

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