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Triaging Climate

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On January 24, 2019
We are well past the point of saving the planet in any way that keeps much of its ecological integrity or species. We are at the point that we can, at best, triage the climate to make things as least bad as possible. Triaging climate change means placing consequences into different buckets. Here, we propose […]
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Earthrise

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On December 6, 2018
Fifty years ago, it felt like humans were going to take saving the planet seriously. We made great progress. Unfortunately, bad presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Kindly Old Moderate George Bush went far to undermine this effort, turning environmentalism into a partisan issue and creating the terrible world in which we now live. But […]
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Allow me to take a break from my wanderings around Belgium to note the latest joy in climate change predictions coming true. In the National Climate Assessment, published last week, researchers in the United States reported that “large increases in heavy precipitation have occurred in the Northeast, Midwest and Great Plains, where heavy downpours have […]

The Gulf Stream

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On April 17, 2018

Living in an age of unprecedented human-caused climate change sure is fun! This new study published in Nature shows that the Gulf Stream is at its slowest in at least 1,600 years, probably because of

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One of the major research programs in security studies centers around the process of “securitization.” Participants  argue that whether or not we treat something as a threat to national security is often a matter of political choice, rather than  the result of its inherent characteristics. Moreover, once something becomes viewed through the prism of a […]
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