Helpless Anxiety

  This hurricane season has been extremely tough, both for those who were in harm’s way and those who had to watch with helpless anxiety. Between family, friends, and friend’s families, each major Atlantic storm had left me and millions of others watching catastrophe after catastrophe unfold. The worst part for me was knowing this…

Louisiana My LOVE

As you may have noticed, I’ve been tweeting A LOT about the Louisiana flooding these past few days- for a few reasons: It’s a horrible tragedy It’s more evidence of intense new extreme weather patterns It used to be my home I know many people who have lost EVERYTHING As I watched the flood waters…

Cop 21 Wrap Up

Paris is quiet, the BINGOs, YOUNGOs, negotiators, activists, and celebrities have gone home. But what of the agreement left in their wake? I spent the part 2 weeks following from afar; I started a new day job at an inconvenient time, but that was not the main reason for my absence. Considering the main focus…

The Sunny Side of Life (Installment 4)

Between my last political gig and finishing my book manuscript Governing Climate Induced Migration and Displacement (due out this November), I’ve had no time time to update my blog. However, as I began to sketch out my next book chapter about my work in the Maldives, I thought it time for a (belated) installment to The…

The Sunny Side of Life (installment 2)- Kandooma

So, Male was an adventure that most people avoid by going directly to their resort. This log will be everything you expect from the Maldives- paradise and its upkeep. My resort island was Kandooma, home of the Holiday Inn. Now, Holiday Inn you say…? Sounds boring. With an island full of Australian surfers, how can…

The Sunny Side of Life (installment 1)- Male

It’s been a busy summer, so busy I haven’t blogged much. That and in all honesty, I’ve not been sure what to say about it all. I am referring to my field research experience in the Maldives. I’ve been researching perceptions of migration and climate change. It’s the kind of place most people only dream of…

No Tipping Point, No Action

Yesterday, I came across a disturbing interpretation of a new study on climate change time lines. The paper, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, finds that global scale tipping points are unlikely and that ecological change will follow a more gradual, smooth pattern. The lead author, Professor Barry Brook,  says that “This is good news…