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(More) remedial reading: three remarkable books, and a call to action.

“In old days books were written by men [sic] of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.” – Oscar Wilde  “That is a good book which is opened with expectation … Continue reading

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Remedial reading… from the Huffington Post and The Economist

“Our job is to ensure that NOAA is as relevant fifteen years from now as it is today.” – John Knauss, during his tenure as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, 1989-1993. President George Bush[1] had initially considered … Continue reading

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Technology transfer: remedial reading.

Thanksgiving provided me time for family (never enough!), but it also gave opportunity for some remedial reading[1] bearing on the process by which scientific and technical advance are harvested for societal benefit. There’s much food for thought in these two … Continue reading

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Remedial reading: private-sector (internal) carbon pricing.

Seems I spend much of my life belatedly learning about things I should have known all along or heard about much earlier. Here’s the latest example. It comes from an article in last week’s print edition of The Economist, entitled … Continue reading

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Remedial reading…John Urry’s Climate Change & Society

Yesterday found me making a day trip to Philadelphia. Four hours on a train? Called for literature. Could have chosen from a lot of other material on an all-too cluttered desk, but happened to grab a copy of Climate Change … Continue reading

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(Remedial) summer reading.

We’ve all seen and read the summer reading columns…just as the days lengthen and our thoughts turn to a vacation on the coast or in the mountains, they pop up in newspapers, magazines, and the most modern of social media. … Continue reading

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Two books worth reading.

Regrettably, you usually see the word “reading” tied to the word “remedial” in these LOTRW posts. All too often I find myself belatedly giving attention to books I wish I’d come across years earlier, when they were first published. Could … Continue reading

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Non-violent scientific discourse

Though there’s much in today’s news to discuss, on topics as diverse as disaster recovery and our (micro-) managed planet, two powerful forces compel me to offer today’s truncated post instead of some fuller, more complete discussion. The first?  My … Continue reading

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Social (science) notes from all over.

(With apologies to – and continuing admiration for – The New Yorker, which for decades had a column by this name.) While our backs have been turned, social scientists have been working on cool stuff. A sample, in no particular … Continue reading

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A new dimension to “science policy.”

Whenever the subject of science policy comes up, people are quick to tell you that there are two aspects to the subject. First up is policy for science. This generally refers to subjects such as federal budget outlays for science, … Continue reading

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