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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JC at the National Press Club

by Judith Curry

I have just returned from my engagement at the National Press Club, sponsored by the Marshall Institute Roundtable.

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Montgomery’s Senate testimony: economics of climate adaptation

by Judith Curry

If we really want to help globally, there is clear evidence that most can be accomplished through effective support at a community level for locally-designed and implemented adaptation measures in Africa and poor Asian countries where the real vulnerability exists, not nugatory mitigation that helps no one. – W. David Montgomery

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Climate casino

by Judith Curry

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/upshot/buying-insurance-against-climate-change.html?hpw&rref=&_r=0

UK-US Workshop Part IV: Limits of climate models for adaptation decision making

by Judith Curry

This post discusses Workshop presentations on the utility of climate models for regional adaptation decisions.

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UK-US Workshop Part III: Strategies for robust decision making for climate adaptation

by Judith Curry

This post discusses Workshop presentations on methodologies and application examples of decision analytical strategies to support robust decision making on climate adaptation.

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UK-US Workshop Part II: Perspectives from the private sector on climate adaptation

by Judith Curry

Perspectives on climate change adaptation from Coca Cola, SwissRe, and Acclimatise.

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UK-US Workshop on Climate Science Needed to Support Robust Adaptation Decisions

by Judith Curry

Last week, I was privileged to host the UK-US Workshop on Climate Science Needed to Support Robust Adaptation Decisions.

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