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Apathy, Angst and Grenfell Tower

Opportunities for angst and anger abound. Just glance through the headlines. Take your pick from today’s top expert-endorsed, editor-approved crises — Climate change threatens our cities, the oceans and life itself. Well-intentioned efforts to stop climate change threaten our jobs … Continue reading

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Miami Bridge Collapse

My wife noted that yesterday’s bridge collapse near Miami, Florida was “horrible.” I think she’s right. What is certain at this point, Friday afternoon, a bit over 24 hours after the incident, is that a structure collapsed and people died. … Continue reading

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California Fires, 2017

The good news is that only a small fraction of California is on fire or incinerated. The bad news is that this year’s California wildfires have been big, destructive, and aren’t over yet. I’ll be talking about a few of … Continue reading

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Antarctic ‘Hot’ Spots

Some scientists say there’ll be more carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere this year. They may be right. I think the information’s interesting, and may be meaningful. But I’m pretty sure this isn’t a portent of doom. Neither is a new … Continue reading

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