Category Archives: Climate

The Leaders of These Sinking Countries Are Fighting to Stop Climate Change. Here’s What the Rest of the World Can Learn

Justin Worland in Time Magazine – The journey to the Fijian village of Vunidogoloa is arduous. It requires a flight across the Pacific to the nation’s remote international transit hub, a 140-mile connection on a rickety 19-seat plane to a … Continue reading

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Your seasonal allergies are getting worse because of high levels of carbon dioxide — here’s why

Aylin Woodward in Business Insider – Spring brings fresh blooms and warmer weather, but those seasonal changes also herald the start of allergy season for about 40 million Americans. As pollen proliferates, so too does the sneezing, itching, and nose … Continue reading

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The Day the Dinosaurs Died

By Douglas Preston in the New Yorker Magazine – A young paleontologist may have discovered a record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth. If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, civilization, Climate, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern

By Jacob Poushter and Christine Huang of Pew Research Center – Climate change is seen by more countries as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern. Continue reading…

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Climate change: Uncertainty no excuse for inaction

Douglas Clement of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis – Forecasts are highly uncertain, and that argues for quicker, more aggressive policy intervention. Why? Because unfettered markets are woefully inadequate when it comes to externalities such as those induced by … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Federal Reserve, Global warming, leadership, Thought-Provoking Analysis