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Ideas that add up #221

When the faults are ready, earthquakes can be triggered with a force of no more than a handshake. That’s all you need, and climate change can provide a lot more force than that.  For instance, there are earthquakes in Japan … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up # 197

A rise of 2C is considered the most the Earth could tolerate without risking catastrophic changes to food production, sea levels, fishing, wildlife, deserts and water reserves. Even if rises are pegged at 2C, scientists say this will still destroy … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #193

Why are so many of these states falling apart now and generating great floods of refugees? What internal flaws or unsustainable outside pressures do they have in common? Most of them achieved self-determination when imperial powers withdrew after the Second … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #28

…Bayes theorem is an important reality check on our efforts to forecast the future. How, for instance, should we reconcile a large body of theory and evidence predicting global warming with the fact that there has been no warming trend … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #4

Ideas that add up #4 Fourteen hundred glaciers in the Yukon Territory were studied from 1958. [Satellite observations show that] of those fourteen hundred, four got bigger, nearly three hundred glaciers disappeared altogether, and the rest got smaller. Dr Martin Sharp in … Continue reading

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