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Extreme Weather and Existential Reflections on Life in the Anthropocene

The recent spate of deadly tornadoes in the U.S. and the carnage of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are poignant opportunities for us to reflect on the future of civilization. These events are tangible reminders of the sometimes intangible reality of human existence in the anthropocene. Extreme weather affords an opportunity to come to terms […]Read More

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EarthTalk: Global Warming, Droughts and Wildfire

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How are droughts and wildfires cause by global warming? I thought warming mostly brought on wet and flooded conditions.   –David Mossman, Albuquerque, NM By throwing the planet’s climate regulation systems out of whack, global warming […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Growth in US Solar; Changing Perceptions of

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Growth in the solar industry in the US is strong and likely to become the second largest of new energy production in 2013. Chinese solar manufacturing took a hit this month though because Suntech is falling into bankruptcy. It […]Read More

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US Insurance Industry Ill-Prepared to Deal with Climate Change Risk,

Eleven extreme weather events took place in the US in 2012. Each left at least $1 billion in damages in their wake. Besides the cost in human life, Superstorm Sandy left behind some $50 billion in economic losses, along with insured losses by property & casulty (P&C) insurers in the tens of billions of dollars. […]Read More

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Meeting the Climate Challenge: Cities Plan for Worst and Hope

At the national and international level climate action is stalled under the unyielding weight of factionalism and meeting the diverse agenda of a global community. At the personal level the issues of climate change and building a sustainable future for our children seems overwhelming; whatever efforts we can lend to the cause feels too small and inadequate. […]Read More