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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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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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