Are Catastrophic Weather Events the New Normal?

 

There are a lot of words being used to describe Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath; unprecedented, historic, catastrophic, one-in-500, one-in-1000, costliest natural disaster in US history. You get the idea; Harvey’s devastation was massive and on a scale that is hard to wrap our brains around.

I even heard one stat that said we’ve had 10 1/1000… Continue reading

As Rio+20 Ends, The Most Significant Happenings Were Outside the Negotiations

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”- Albert Einstein

As Rio+20 closes, once more the international negotiation process is deemed a failure to reverse the trajectory that will take us off the climate cliff. The process that went on inside the conference rooms was again out of sync with the reality going on here, on planet earth. While lacking a plan for concrete… Continue reading