The environmental scene – August 13, 2015

global-warming-planetThe Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here by Eric Holthaus for Rolling Stone.

The reality of global warming: We’re all frogs in a pot of slowly boiling water by Roz Pidcock for Reuters.

Risk, Climate Change and Black Swans by John Atcheson for Common Dreams.

California’s Drought Is So Bad That Thousands Are Living Without Running Water by Julia Lurie for Mother Jones.

How the Midwest’s Corn Farms Are Cooking the Planet by Tom Philpott for Rolling Stone.

Dupont and the Chemistry of Deception by Sharon Lerner for The Intercept.

The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest by Kathryn Schulz for The New Yorker.  (Hat tip to Hal Bauer)  Not a human-made problem, but that doesn’t mean it can be ignored.

I spent a weekend at Google talking with nerds about charity.  I came away worried by Dylan Matthews for Vox.   The irrelevance of some of Silicon Valley’s best minds.

Seeds That Defied Romans, Pirates and Nazis by Robert Krulwich for National Geographic.  The resiliency of life.

 

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