1 Jul 15
29 May 15
Equity and social justice have been part of the international climate dialog for a long time, particularly around the issue of who contributes most to climate change (wealthy countries and people) vs. who suffers most as a result (poorer nations and people) and around gender (women often experience more climate change effects than men, and may be better at tackling community-level adaptation).
29 Apr 15
The Mavens received an unsolicited email yesterday from a journal interested in promoting “apprehension” of civil engineering, asking us to consider submitting manuscripts. We suspect that the authors of said email were thinking of “apprehension” meaning “increased understanding” rather than “fear,” but it got us wondering. We know some folks who fear (“loathe” might be a better term) engineered approaches to life.
24 Mar 15
17 Feb 15
We know we missed sending you a valentine, so we want to get a jump on the Ides of March and make sure we are helping you avoid any potential ill that may come your way on that historically foreboding day. So think of this as our Ides-entine!
27 Jan 15
I think I’m in over my head. I saw a job announcement for an adaptation specialist in the town where I live. I applied and I got the job. Here’s the rub, I’m an “evolutionary” adaptation specialist (Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology) and I didn’t know there was this other thing. Not entirely sure how I got hired but I am pretty civically engaged. (Maybe it was my “Adapt or Die” t-shirt?) Don’t get me wrong, I’m really excited about my new job, I think it’s a really important topic and I’m reading all I can to get some good stuff going, but I feel like I need more help. Where can I get a crash course?
Over Head aM eYe
16 Dec 14
Help! I can’t find the information I need! I know you all like CAKE but I can’t always find exactly the information I want on CAKE. I am working to develop adaptation strategies for feral hedgehog populations in suburban wildlife preserves. I’ve yet to find a single example of this issue on CAKE. How can I get the information I need?
Hoping to End Distress and Gain Independence for Every Suburban Animal Now
31 Oct 14
I keep hearing about adaptation but since I work on renewable energy, which is all about mitigation, I assume I’m doing my part. Am I deluding myself?
28 May 14
I think my boss is crazy. Last year we spent a month developing an adaptation plan. We finished it and got it approved...
14 May 14