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Houston, we have a problem

Despite Harvey’s battering, US political and opinion leaders are holding fast to the idea that extreme events are unrelated to man-made climate change. Deluged with news from Texas, we can be forgiven for thinking that Hurricane Harvey was the worst global weather event … Continue reading

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On being an optimist in these troubled times

Are we hard-wired to ignore problems till they happen? A “game theory” research project and a neurological study suggest we are. [8 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] Trouble is brewing in the Himalayas, in the form of 20,000 glacial lakes. … Continue reading

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