Category Archives: Adaptation

The Oroville Dam 2017 Spillway Incident – Possible Causes and Solutions

by Telis Koskinas

On February 2017, Oroville Dam gained worldwide attention when its main spillway suddenly failed, seemingly without precedent, under natural operating conditions.

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Nature Unbound IV – The 2400 Bray cycle. Part C

by Javier

A possible mechanism for the effect of solar variability on climate, whereby solar variability acts over the stratospheric pressure system transmitting the changes top-down, and over ocean temperatures bottom-up.

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Carbon is not the enemy

by Judith Curry

Design with the natural cycle in mind to ensure that carbon ends up in the right places. — William McDonough

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Coral bleaching debate

by Jim Steele

Is bleaching the legacy of a marvelous adaptation mechanism or a prelude to extirpation?

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Eco – (post) modernism

by Judith Curry

Can we have a good, even great, anthropocene?

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Tactical adaptation to Indian heat waves

by Judith Curry

Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan offers a proven track record and model to protect their residents from heat waves.  My Georgia Tech/CFAN colleagues Violeta Toma, Peter Webster and Mark Jelinek are enabling this Plan with a pioneering heat wave forecast product to help the Ahmedabad Municipal Council determine when to implement a heat alert.

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Greening the world’s deserts

by Judith Curry

Some interesting thrivability ideas for the world’s deserts.

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