Tagged: 2012

Hurricane Sandy: The New Normal Revisited

Hurricane Sandy: The New Normal Revisited

{Revised 11/4} *Added more discussion on the energy policy-natural disasters link – thanks to BL-T. Roger Pielke recently wrote a piece in the WSJ called ‘Hurricanes and Human Choice’ that discussed the relationship between increasing natural disaster impacts and human settlement and...

Anthropocene Omens: Is Hurricane Sandy Our Future?

Anthropocene Omens: Is Hurricane Sandy Our Future?

Now that we’re almost a week past Hurricane Sandy having made landfall along the East Coast, and slamming us here in New York, we’re finally starting to get a picture of the full extent of the damages, and perhaps more importantly, a...

Frankenstorm Lives!

Frankenstorm Lives!

  Before I could even say shazam, there he was, the famous monster Frankenstein, giving us the latest weather news on Hurricane Sandy. Ok, that’s not quite true: Frankenstein came later, after the news, but before The Doctor. That is truth. But...

Robert Reich and the Liberal Myth of Wasted Votes

Robert Reich and the Liberal Myth of Wasted Votes

I recently had a friend post the following post written by Robert Reich, the author of Beyond Outrage, pleading for people to vote for Obama and save the country. His post has slowly been accumulating Facebook “likes” to the tune of some...