Tag Archives: anthropocene

Air conditioning as a positive climate feedback?

Could our need to cool ourselves increase our need to cool ourselves? Continue reading

Categories: climate science, environment, society

When snow doesn’t melt away like snow

When you move to a new country, it’s always interesting to observe the differences in how places work. Sometimes, a shared problem is solved in a completely different way (for example, the South African approach to separating out recyclable material … Continue reading

Categories: photos, society

Ten million feet upon the stair

During my time in Edinburgh, I lived in an apartment in a nice old tenement building: several floors of individual flats, all connected by an internal communal staircase. The building is at least a century old, and because this was … Continue reading

Categories: deep time, environment, geomorphology