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Should roads have an animal “migration lane”?

Designing bridges and roads to help animals migrate could help them adapt to climate change

“It’s a circus, and the tent’s on fire.”

—novelist and commentator Bruce Sterling on the state of the world in 2010

Success story: Regreening Africa with forested farms

Farmers in West Africa are encouraging saplings to grow, making their land much more productive

“Coping With Climate Change: Which Societies Will Do Best?” by Gaia Vince

in Yale e360, 2009-11-02

“The only near certain conclusion we can draw is that there is little time left in which to act.”

—James Lovelock, chemist and originator of Gaia theory

Hot, flat, crowded—and preparing for the worst

In a clarion call to other developing nations, Bangladesh is girding itself against the hazards of a warmer world

Blurring the boundaries

In the face of uncertainty about coming climate change, a new book argues we should aim for resilience

Bangladesh set to disappear under the waves?

Reporters keep repeating that an eminent climate scientist said Bangladesh will go underwater this century, but it’s only half true.

How to adapt to climate change

Saleemul Huq talks about transforming the way countries respond to the climate challenge

Where warming hits hard

Twenty million people living in Bangladesh’s coastal zone are under threat from climate change


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »