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The Ancient, Rediscovered art of Scenario Planning

Scenario planning is my favorite thing I learned about in a Master of Climate Change (MCC) program at the University of Waterloo. Hands down. I learned about it in an Adaptation class, shortly after deciding I was on 'team mitigation' in the 'Team Edward' vs 'Team Jacob' sort of debate that engulfs graduate students studying… Continue reading The Ancient, Rediscovered art of Scenario Planning

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Stranded Assets and Carbon Bombs

One of the open secrets in the climate change community is that the fossil fuels industry is facing a reckoning, perhaps even a complete and total meltdown, possibly on the scale of the financial industry's collapse in 2008. However, it is likely to be less impactful on the average person than 2008 was, because while… Continue reading Stranded Assets and Carbon Bombs

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Climate Change: A Chemistry Problem

Paul Krugman, an economist at the New York Times, wrote an article on climate change this week, in which he profusely apologized several times for oversimplifying the problem of climate change. His article was a compelling read that explored the corporate understanding of climate risk and compared it to the very real and growing risks… Continue reading Climate Change: A Chemistry Problem

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Don’t set your Watch by the Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock, a global symbol of the potential demise of humanity, stayed at 100 seconds to midnight, the same time originally set in 2020, to mark the beginning of 2022. To which I say, "Do I feel like soup or a sandwich for lunch today?" Because the Doomsday Clock can safely be ignored. It… Continue reading Don’t set your Watch by the Doomsday Clock

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So is it Climate Change or Global Warming?

In a blind fit of shamelessness and desperation, I have been begging everyone I know with a podcast or YouTube show to speak to me, so that I can have some sort of digital record of myself talking about climate change, hopefully in an intelligent manner. I am doing this for two main reasons: 1)… Continue reading So is it Climate Change or Global Warming?