“The Macondoization of the World” and “rules written with human blood”

Today’s New York Times includes a story on President Trump’s rollback of offshore drilling rules developed after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe and “written with human blood:” These regulations were written with human blood,” said Lillian Espinoza-Gala, a former offshore worker who now serves as an industry safety consultant and opposes easing protections. “The only way we can …

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Equity must be part of climate adaptation discussions

Interesting discussion about climate change shaping up between Rod Dreher and Noah Millman. Dreher is right that we need to attend to climate adaptation and that some climate activists don’t give adaptation much attention because it feels like giving up. He’s probably not right that it will be impossible to reach any meaningful agreement on …

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