What Lego—Yes, Lego—Can Teach Us About Avoiding Energy Project Boondoggles

In the late 1980s, Denmark’s government announced plans for a massive bridge and tunnel project, the largest infrastructure plan in the history of a country that had little experience building tunnels. Bent Flyvbjerg watched the announcement on the news with his father, who had worked in bridge and tunnel construction. “Bad idea,” his father said. […]

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As the Climate Changes, Climate Fiction Is Changing With It

In his third autobiography, the famed abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass lingered on the impact of a novel that he deemed “a work of marvelous depth and power.” When “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published in 1852, Douglass wrote, “nothing could have better suited the moral and humane requirements of the hour. Its effect was amazing, […]

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Finally, a Climate Change Silver Lining: More Rainbows

SCIENCE A Role in Our Wellbeing  Kim Carson was sitting on her porch one day in the Manoa Valley in Honolulu, Hawaii, sipping her coffee, looking at a rainbow—a common occurrence in the valley—and thinking about how climate change affects so much of our lives. That’s when the question hit her: Would climate change have […]

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