November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy a Planetary Warning

Shepherd & Knox, Toronto Star

AP Photo

In the waning weeks of the North American hurricane season — a time when a superstorm is not expected to cause widespread damage to the eastern coast of the United States — Hurricane Sandy is a grim reminder of the menace of extreme weather events. With the lowest central pressure of the 2012 hurricane season, Sandy may have caused up to $20 billion in damages, making it one of the costliest superstorms in history.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Global Warming, Climate Change


October 26, 2012
Will Climate Change Cause Violent Conflict?
Alex Berezow, RCScience
It is widely believed that climate change will lead to violent conflict, for instance, over dwindling water and food supplies. However, a recent paper in PNAS casts some doubt on this. more ››
October 20, 2012
No Wars for Water
Dinar, De Stefano, Duncan, et al., Foreign Affairs
The policy community has long prophesied about the coming water wars. But don't expect them anytime soon. More likely, tensions over access will merely exacerbate existing regional conflicts. more ››