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The Climate Post: Worldwide Energy Shortages Triggered by Drought, Subsidies

Plagues of jellyfish, stimulated in part by climate change, clogged up power plants, and China’s coal bonanza has had a cooling effect (for the short term)

Blocked-up weather behind Russia’s heat, Pakistan’s floods

The atmosphere can get stuck, becoming unusually still over large regions and leading to disasters

Pakistan flooding because of farms?

The country’s current floods are far worse because of decades of river and floodplain mismanagement, experts say

Bottled water for a few people uses more energy than tap water for everyone else

Making plastic bottles, and transporting the filled bottles around, is a huge energy hog, according to a recent study

A Day in the Life: Lal Bibi

A case of recurring tuberculosis in Pakistan

To Keep Power On, Pakistan Tries Lights Out

Some balk at energy efficiency measures to address chronic shortfall

Read: “To Live or to Perish Forever”

Nicholas Schimdle’s book on Pakistan

Settling the science on Himalayan glaciers

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

Read: “The Way of the World”

A spy story, legal thriller, love story, and more, all wrapped up in one grand narrative about the U.S., Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq

Turning a business eye on Pakistan’s science

Azam Khan Swati aims to make Pakistan’s science more practical and useful


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 »