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Asker chromac Asks:
Hi Michael, I was wondering if you've been following the recent events at Mount Polley. What's it all about and what's its significance? Thanks, Dom.
climateadaptation climateadaptation Said:

Hey chromac, I heard of the spill. Lucky it wasn’t near people or significant habitat. Still, pretty devastating. There’s some excellent coverage on tumblr here:  A quick skim of the headlines and it’s pretty clear the Canadian government’s response is in favor of the mine. Best, Michael


#streetart flower arrangement in Brussels

This is one of the two toughest arguments any active environmentalist will face in their career: Environmental protection violates my property rights." The other tough argument is: "Environmental protection will cost hundreds of jobs."

There are a ton of techniques to overcome these objections (going to law school doesn’t hurt, though it’s damned expensive). The best way is to work together. I know, I know, cats and dogs, democrats and republicans, heaven and hell. But you’d be surprised at how easy it is to work together so long as each side agrees to listen to one another.

There are two books I recommend that can help you functionally overcome these objections. Both of these books start by insisting you build a strong foundation of negotiation skills. The first is Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, the other is Overcoming Obstacles in Environmental Policymaking.They’ll also serve you well in other contexts.

Amazing (yes really!) to watch what happens when thunderstorms strike the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta-Hartsfield. The planes fly around the storm clouds to land safely. Must see.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Please can you add animal cruelty tag to the Bull vs Condor post
climateadaptation climateadaptation Said:

The flood frequency table is eye opening:

Baltimore, Md. 922% increase in floods over average
Atlantic City, N.J. 682%
Philadelphia, Pa. 650%
Sandy Hook, N.J. 626%


Walls of water

Mother Nature puts on a show with these giant waves.

How is this on tumblr in 2001?? I was searching around for a Groucho Marx quote and came across the above search return on google. Tumblr in 2001? What the what?

Expecting the Unexpected: Abrupt Climate Change" - several earth-systems scientists argue that gradual climate change inevitably leads to a higher likely hood of ‘abrupt’ catastrophe.

Reid Wiseman. Astronaut.

A very strange article in the NYTimes.