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How Much Weather News Can America Stand?

How Much Weather News Can America Stand?

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Fragilecologies Archives 17 October 2005 Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, flash floods, heat waves, droughts, winter storms, El Niño effects, La Niña effects, brush and forest fires, high winds, and hail storms occur in the United States…

Hurricane Katrina Rekindles Thoughts about Fallacies of a So-Called “Natural” Disaster

Hurricane Katrina Rekindles Thoughts about Fallacies of a So-Called “Natural” Disaster

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Fragilecologies Archives 14 October 2005 My brother recently reminded me that 30 years ago I wrote an article about drought in West Africa. I called it “Nine Fallacies of a Natural Disaster.” In light of…

Climate Surprises that Shouldn’t Be Surprising

Climate Surprises that Shouldn’t Be Surprising

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Fragilecologies Archives 10 October 2005 “Surprise” is a funny word. Often it does not mean what it was originally intended to mean. The following definitions of surprise were taken from the Oxford English Dictionary. • …

How Americans see Africa: Through their rear view mirrors

How Americans see Africa: Through their rear view mirrors

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Fragilecologies Archvies 13 September 2005 My perception of American perceptions about Africa People on the street in America, the average citizens, seem to be getting bored with news out of Africa . Some observers think…

Hurricane Katrina Exposes a Myth about Vulnerability to Climate and Weather

Hurricane Katrina Exposes a Myth about Vulnerability to Climate and Weather

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Fragilecologies Archvies 2 September 2005 For three decades now I have been challenging the prevailing view among climate scientists and policy people, both those who believe in global warming and those who don’t, that developing…