nguyenl on October 5th, 2009

Connection between global warming and droughts is very intuitive. Yes, heat leads to droughts. Yet, linkage between global warming and storms or floods is not so obvious. It is understandable that when the earth is hotter, glaciers melting will cause sea level to rise. Nevertheless, that sounds like a very gradual and adaptable progress. Why […]

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Brandon McCall on October 4th, 2009

Within the global warming debate, there is a tendency to focus on the delayed affect that climate change will have on our way of life.  However, the carelessness of the American way of life coupled with the affects of global warming have already been felt and our bound to intensify with time. Currently, a heated […]

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hoffmand on October 4th, 2009

In Dire Predictions, Mann and Kump describe the effects of climate change on human systems. Impacts include: decreasing availability of freshwater, degradation of ecosystems, social unrest resulting in conflicts and war, increased transmission of disease, sea level rise- the list goes on and on. Essentially, climate change will impact every sector of human life.  The […]

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With climate change comes more intense floods and droughts in designated areas as well as uncertainties regarding the frequency, severity, and location of future hurricanes. But to say that these uncertainties (or contradictions) shouldn’t provoke precautionary measures or major adaptations is like dismissing the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina altogether. The fact of the matter […]

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Kelly Rogers on October 3rd, 2009

  “A Stitch in Time: General Lessons from Specific Cases” details nine general lessons about adaptation to climate change. Number four on this list is “increase awareness and adaptation.” The authors of this article used case studies as proof that there are information “problems” in terms of communicating, advancing, interpreting, and applying the management of […]

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