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Sudden climate shifts can occur without warning

Researchers came up empty when looking for warning signs of ancient climate shocks

Asian water shortages may not be as bad as previously thought

New research suggests that Asian rivers won’t run dry as the planet heats up—but tens of millions will still suffer severe shortages

Settling the science on Himalayan glaciers

The remote glaciers of the Himalayan mountains have been the subject of much controversy, yet little research

Not in 2035

I started a new website to collect information on the Himalayan glaciers

Glacier “bleeds” proof of million-year-old life-forms

Rusty-red-colored liquid seeping from an Antarctic glacier reveals hint of microbes trapped underneath for thousands of years

The Dark and Mushy Side of A Frozen Continent

Researchers are uncovering a wetter world under the Antarctic ice than they ever imagined. But it’s far from clear which life forms call this extreme environment home.

The Plan to Unlock Lake Vostok

After a 6-year pause to consider the risks of environmental contamination, a Russian research team will resume drilling through the Antarctic ice.

Swaddling a Glacier

In the Swiss Alps, a huge sheet of fleece-like material is helping keep ice cool, in an effort to extend the life of a glacier threatened by global warming

Glaciers Experience Shrinkage

Antarctic Peninsula glaciers are in retreat, according to the first comprehensive survey of the continent’s largest peninsula. The effect parallels the rise in air temperatures on the peninsula over the same period and hints at what might happen to glaciers elsewhere if the world continues to warm. The Antarctic Peninsula, the continent’s long arm that […]


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

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