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How the World Breaks

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On July 12, 2016
For the first time, I was asked to write a book blurb. That book is now ready for you to buy and you should do so. It’s Stan Cox and Paul Cox, How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia. The authors travel the world to disaster sites and tell […]
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Unfortunately, the terrible fires at Fort McMurray are a foretaste of the feast to come, not only in Canada, but in the United States and no doubt in Russia and Scandinavia as well. Those unusual weather conditions have been widely attributed to El Nino, a naturally-occurring phenomenon linked to warm ocean water that disrupts the […]

Oregon’s Future

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On June 3, 2016

I just can’t tell you how freaking thrilled I am by the idea of even more Californians moving to Oregon, this time escaping climate change. Of course, climate change is already affecting Oregon

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This is a good report on the challenge of climate change for the national parks. How important is this? Climate change isn’t the first challenge to the wonders that national parks protect. Air pollution, the threat of oil and gas extraction on their borders, budget woes and the arrival of non-native species have all put […]
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Greenland Melting

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On May 1, 2016
Not good. So much about the planet’s future will depend on processes that humans today cannot directly observe — because they are occurring hundreds of meters below the sea surface where enormous marine glaciers, in Greenland and Antarctica, simultaneously touch the ocean and the seafloor. The more we learn about this crucial yet inscrutable place, […]
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