Tag Archives: drought
The dangers behind averages.
2 degrees has become a familiar figure. We need to stop the climate getting warmer than an average of 2 degrees to avoid catastrophic climate change. In fact, as top climate scientist James Hansen says, even 2 degrees is too … Continue reading
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Drought and saving water: we should value cultural dispositions.
A cultural predisposition has economic value. We should try and calculate it in order to be able to assess the benefits of investing in cultural change. Reflecting on the Californian drought, I imagined a people which is thrifty with water … Continue reading