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From Wikileaks or Saudi sheiks?

Why the world needs better data on oil, and how we might get it

Sudden climate shifts can occur without warning

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

The Black Swan in everyday life

Betting against others’ ignorance can profit in the financial world, but what about in the brick-and-mortar world?

Early hurricane forecasting: Don’t bet the farm on it

Predicting hurricane seasons more than a couple of months in advance is still proving tough

Read: “The Nature of the Age”

Chapter 1 of “The Age of the Unthinkable” by Joshua Cooper Ramo

Planning for plan B

Controlling the climate with technology was once the stuff of science fiction. But with tests already underway, there’s an urgent need for global governance of geoengineering.

Whistleblower: Officials lie, peak oil actually near

Despite reassuring statements from the International Energy Agency, there’s an oil shortage looming, an insider told the Guardian

Methane Bubbling Up From Undersea Permafrost?

The powerful greenhouse gas methane is bubbling from the Arctic ocean, possibly from permafrost that’s thawing as the planet warms

Arctic Ice in “Death Spiral,” Is Near Record Low

The Arctic Ocean’s sea ice has shrunk to its second smallest area on record, close to 2007’s record-shattering low

Greenland Ice Shows Rapid Climate Flips

Year-to-year measurements of the ancient Arctic climate shows it can switch surprisingly fast


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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