Category Archives: Climate change

Rising To The Occasion

Flying over the Oregon countryside recently, my breath was taken away by the rolling terrain of Cascade mountain slopes blanketed with lush pine forest. It was almost a conversion experience, similar to the first view of our planet from space which inspired Earth Day in 1970 and jump-started the environmental movement. Continue reading

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A few years ago the concept of geoengineering (modifying the entire surface or atmosphere of the Earth) was firmly in the realm of science fiction. Tinkering with the planet is a serious consideration for economists, governments, and even private entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Planetary State-Shift

A state shift is the point at which something – a material, a nation, the earth – reaches a tipping point and flips over into something radically different. Water turns into ice; peasants turn on the king; a protein folds. Continue reading

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