For about 10 years, environmental law professor Karl Coplan has been trying to winnow down his direct footprint of CO2 emissions. He has been successful, and has just published a book chronicling his efforts.
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In the blue-red political world we’ve created we need to remember the values we share and our interdependency.
My last days in the field brought us to monuments in a makeshift home near the ocean, a flooded field next to a school, and adjacent to a jute mill. Most of us now head back to Dhaka, the capital. Céline will stay on a few more days, then Hasnat with Saif and Nahin will continue until all the monuments are resurveyed.
We continued our GPS surveys of monuments to measure land subsidence. While the work general went very well, we faced challenges from obscured or tilted monuments. We also struggled with large traffic delays, particularly at unpredictable ferry crossings.
How biomimicry and evolution can offer sustainable solutions for adaptation and resilience.
Getting to remote sites started to prove challenging, and involved many forms of transportation by land and water.
I believe we are entering the decade when humankind will firmly pivot in the direction of sustainability.
I am back in Bangladesh once more to investigate the balance between sea level rise, the sinking of the land, and the filling of the space with sediments.
Conservation initiatives in the region can only be successful when they transcend boundaries, much the same way nature itself transcends boundaries.
It is the leadership that we are seeing from New York’s government and institutions today that will help ensure that the cost structure of New York City’s energy will be able to compete with enlightened cities around the globe.