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Entries from January 2018

How will you handle Trump’s #SOTU? Here is a #climate leaders’ approach

January 16th, 2018 · No Comments

On 31 January, Trump will mouth a State of the Union speech. Expect — if he doesn’t go off script too much — that much of the traditional media (The Village) will gush about how he stayed on message, that maybe this is a new Trump, that … Bluntly, it is revolting to consider that a man […]

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See, hear, say no evil: #Climate #science disappearing from USG websites

January 11th, 2018 · 5 Comments

Within seconds of the outrageous nightmare scenario being announced as reality, scientists around the world started to mobilize to capture key science information and data from US government websites to maintain knowledge in what some suspected would be a Dark Ages period. Some thought this is absurd, that the Trump-istas just wouldn’t go there. They’ve […]

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Sharing: one objective to drive transforming transportation

January 11th, 2018 · No Comments

Ongoing at the World Bank is the joint World Resources Institute and World Bank annual Transforming Transportation conference.  When it comes to Transportation, Sustainable Mobility for All has four core objectives: Universal Access Efficiency Green Mobility Safety Robin Chase, founder of Zip Car and author of Peers Inc, expressed an ‘epiphany’ during the first panel. Rather […]

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Global Warming is a hoax: I froze on the soccer field in record cold temperatures

January 8th, 2018 · No Comments

Refereeing youth soccer: a way to clear my mind, get some exercise, interact with people, contribute to society, and to get yelled at by people who don’t have a clue about actual rules and regulations but who, because their child is on the field, is the world’s leading expert. In early November, refereeing a tournament […]

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Climate Change & Security: 2018 Iranian edition

January 3rd, 2018 · 3 Comments

Iran is in turmoil. People are protesting in the streets — calling for more openness and, even more strongly, policies to boost economic performance. As to the latter, for example, calls to end Iran’s major support for various militant and military forces (Syria, Hamas, otherwise ..>) and use that money at home. The protests are […]

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Romping through RCPs: powerful CliFi from Tobias Buckell

January 2nd, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tobias Buckell is a prolific and thought-provoking science fiction writer with a number of CliFi (climate fiction) books and short stories. For example, the Arctic Rising series‘ first book is described thusly: Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international […]

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Tags: climate change · climate disruption · Global Warming