Category Archives: Global warming

What Worries Iceland? A World Without Ice.

Liz Alderman in the New York Times – As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival – and profit. Continue…

Posted in Controversial, Global warming, 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…

Posted in Climate, Cyber security, Global warming, ISIS

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

Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

From the Associated Press Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren’t quite … Continue reading

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The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet

William T. Vollmann’s latest opus is brilliant, but it offers no comfort to its readers. By Nathaniel Rich in the Atlantic The story of climate change hangs on human behavior, not geophysics. William T. Vollmann seeks to understand how “we could … Continue reading

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