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Remedial Reading: an August 2017 Pew Charitable Trust report on the flooding threat to U.S. Public Schools

In mid-November, the AMS and its Policy Program ran a two-day workshop on the 2017 hurricane season and its implications for U.S. hazards policy. One of the collateral benefits of any such undertaking is that participants share prior work and … Continue reading

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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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