APR 08 2015

California’s Drought – What Should Be Done Now?

California, California Drought, Climate, Climate change, Drought, Water Resources

Governor Brown’s approach to drought management in California is admirable, but flawed.  His order to “implement mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent” is an essential first step to capture the public’s awareness by engineering a socioeconomic drought, but his proposed solution addresses only a portion…

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JAN 22 2013

Climate Change: Who You Gonna Believe?

Climate, Climate change

Figure 1 Temperature Anomalies during the Past 1000 Years  Source: Wolfram Alpha “Well, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?” Despite their seeming familiarity, these words aren’t an absurdist argument posed by a climate change denier. These words spoken by a disguised Chicolini in the bedroom scene from Duck Soup, however, do present…

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DEC 29 2012

Intrade Probability that Global Average Temperature for 2010-2014 exceeds 2005-2009 by => 0.1 degree C

Climate change

Intrade probability that Global Average Temperature for 2010-2014 will exceed 2005-2009 by 0.1 degree C. Related articles Intrade shuts out American bettors Americans Forced to Close Their Intrade Accounts Sorry, Americans – no more betting on Intrade Are Prediction Markets Against the Public Interest? A Bet Or A Prediction? Intrade’s Purpose Is Debated  

APR 20 2012

Bayesian Networks and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Climate change, Global warming, Scenario Planning

Farming Futures Bayesian networks support Greenhouse Gas emission reduction in the Agricultural Sector’(BaNGAS). This case aims to assist farmers in finding cost-effective means of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their farms. http://www.farmingfutures.org.uk/blog/new-tool-help-farmers-count-cost-reducing-emissions

MAR 28 2011

Climate Change and Discount Rates

Activism, Climate, Climate change, Cost-benefit analysis, Discount rate, Discounting, Environment, Impacts and Indicators, United States Treasury security

Image via Wikipedia Global Mean Surface Temperature Difference Data Many analysts have observed that the range of the expected future impacts of anthropogenic climate change is highly dependent upon discount rates.  Depending upon the time horizon and discount rate selected, one can derive almost any desired outcome.  Given this observation, it is crucial that one…

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