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Climate Adaptation, but Only for the Rich

New Statesman: In November, as wildfires ripped through California, Kim Kardashian hired a squad of private firefighters to protect her $50m estate in Calabasas. During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Blackwater security guards defended the houses of the…

Africa’s Katrina

It’s going to be a long century. Jeff Masters in Weather Underground: Over 400 are dead and countless more are at grave risk, huddled on rooftops or clinging to trees, in the horrifying aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.…

20 Years of Harassing Science

With the 20 year anniversary of the publication of the hockey stick graph, time for a review. Above, a history of science denial, from tobacco to climate change, finds that the same characters keep showing up. Below, in recent years,…

The Hockey Stick at 20

Replicated now many times, the Hockey Stick graph of global temperatures has withstood the test of time.  Only dead enders argue about it any more. But the war on science and fact that followed climate findings like this has deeply…

Cyclone Bombs Nebraska

Earther: Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that rammed into the central U.S. this week, with USA Today reporting that Nebraska experienced what may be the worst floods in half a century. Flooding has continued…

Mayor Pete on the Green New Deal

.@PeteButtigieg: "If we don't act aggressively and immediately on climate, it's not going to be a pretty picture…This timetable isn't being set in Congress. It's being set by reality. It's being set by science. And it's going to hit.: #FNS…

Climate Proofing Manhattan

Mayor Bill DeBlasio in New York Magazine: Six years ago, Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City. The storm put 51 square miles of it under water. Seventeen thousand homes were damaged or destroyed. Forty-four New Yorkers lost their lives.…

Unveiling the Tesla “Y”

03.14.19 | 8pm PDT — Tesla (@Tesla) March 10, 2019 Like past Tesla events, a live stream will be available on Tesla’s website, either directly on the main page, or through the Events & Presentations section on the Investor Relations…

Is the Grid Ready for EVs?

Yale Climate Connections: Some Americans appear increasingly ready to give up their gas cars for electric vehicles. But are the country’s electric grids prepared for them? The question is a critical one in the quest to address climate change, because…

What’s in the Green New Deal?

MIT Technology Review: Here are four key takeaways. 1. Clean, not renewable For some, the concern had been that the proposal would limit energy generation to renewable sources alone, mainly wind and solar, as some environmental groups had advocated. Instead,…