The Atlantic - 1 Sep 2017
As the climate warms, there’s more energy in the atmosphere. Put differently, climate change is pushing more water into the atmosphere - with bizarre consequences. In fact, we are about to leap into the unknown. This article helps understand why there will be wilder extremes in both droughtsa and floods (reads in 6-8 min).
Published in Weekly selection 8 September 2017
Foreign Affairs (metered paywall) - 30 Jun 2017
This article (written by a former adviser to Obama) was published a week before President Trump’s decision to pull out from the Paris climate accord but is spot on. It explains succinctly and with great clarity why the climate agreement will survive Trump’s decision. In a nutshell: the agreement was designed to withstand political shocks. In addition, the economic, technological, and political forces that gave rise to it are growing in strength and can’t be stopped by US policy (reads in 6-8 min).
Published in Weekly selection 2 June 2017
Scientific American - 1 May 2017
This article about how climate change is now part of the gentrification story in Miami real estate gives us a taste of things to come. All coastal areas around the world will suffer the same fate, and it is the less affluent (in rich countries) and areas that don’t have the financial resources to adapt to rising waters (in poor countries) that will suffer. A rather long read (more than 10 min) but worth it! It introduces a new expression: “climate gentrification”.
Published in Weekly selection 5 May 2017