Archive for August, 2009

Planning for Climate Change

August 4, 2009

LA Times CC illustration (C) Robert Durell / July 20

An article in the LA Times has an undramatic report about a change in Californian perspectives on Climate Change. Its just the beginning of a statewide plan to adapt to Climate Change. The very existence of the plan is an acknowledgement that – even though we really don’t know what is happening now or will happen in the future – our best estimate is that Climate will change.

To use the language of thermodynamics, this not a first order change of phase – because nothing has actually changed. But as I gaze at the story I feel it is more of a second order phase change – the moment at which things begin to change. Time will tell.

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