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Risk

We are not very good at estimating risk. This is especially true of large, infrequent risk. Recently a judge fined BP for being “grossly negligent” in the blowout on the deep water horizon oil rig disaster that killed 11 workers … Continue reading

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A Game Changing Public Relations Avalanche on Climate Change – Just When I’m About to Have a Break

Yesterday (May 29, 2014) was commencement day at my school, and the day that I was able to post my grades. Officially, the school year has ended and my summer break starts now (I do not take part in the … Continue reading

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TV Interview

I am excited to announce that I recently gave an interview with Pleasantville Community Television, where I talked with Martin Wilbur about my book, Climate Change: The Fork at the End of Now, as well as the science and skeptics … Continue reading

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Back From Mauritius

I am back from the climate change conference in Mauritius (See my July 2 blog for the full program). I was away for almost a month in total – a long time on the road. I visited a few countries … 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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Adaptive Rebuilding

Hurricane Sandy, which struck the East Coast of the United States more than six months ago (October 2012), was the second-costliest hurricane in the recorded history of the United States . While climate scientists said that the storm was not … Continue reading

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Tackling Environmental Justice: a Local Perspective.

About a week ago, I went to Stony Brook University, where I am collaborating with Prof. Lori Scarlatos from the Department of Technology and Society, in constructing a simulation/game. Its aim is to allow students (and everybody else) to find … Continue reading

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Man’s Power Versus Nature’s Power: the Wrong Distinction

I wrote this blog on Wednesday: immediately following the election, a full week after Sandy (I live in NYC – we’ve been trying to fix some of the damage) and in the middle of a new Northeaster that was dumping … Continue reading

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Global Warming and Energy Independence

I have no idea who will win the presidential election tomorrow. The fact is that climate change went almost unmentioned in both campaigns, and was not discussed at all in any of the three presidential debates. Some blame the moderators … Continue reading

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