The Intersection

Archives for August, 2007

There is going to be a lot of hand-wringing today about the relative lack of progress when it comes to rebuilding and redefending New Orleans. And rightly so. But kind of like with Fight Club, the second lesson to be learned from Hurricane Katrina is that you shouldn’t simply focus on Hurricane Katrina. Yeah, this…

Sheril and I are going to give the blog over to the subject of Hurricane Katrina and its legacy today, in honor (and in mourning) of the two year anniversary. We’re going to try to focus on lessons learned in particular, and as this is my particular bailiwick, I’ll likely be doing most of the…

Just as we’ve begun to contemplate the implications of our changing physical environment – rising sea level, warmer temperatures, potentially stronger storms, ocean acidification, and so on… yet another cause for concern. Higher insurance rates are upon us! In my own state of North Carolina, rates have increased by 25 percent since May. The reason?…

Lots of people are putting out reports and such. A brief rundown of some things that have come across my desk: Center for American Progress (PDF). I really like the Center, but I must say I find their recently released hurricanes-and-global warming report a tad disappointing. Oddly, in my view the report is both too…

Well, this may be the best produced video segment that I’ve yet appeared in to talk about the book. Nice work, huh? I’m told it will be up on YouTube shortly.

This is still considered a scholarship competition. I’m not laughing.

The Mooney-Nisbet show will be going back on the road this fall–our calendar has in fact filled up quite quickly. So we’re pleased to announce the following confirmed events this September through November, with as many details as are currently available. Stops include Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C., and Seattle; note in particular the second…

I finally figured out how to create diavlog links. Cool. So here are the different segments of my Blogginheads.tv discussion with Henry Farrell, which I think came out quite well. First, the main link: You can watch the whole diavlog in its entirety here. Meanwhile, here are the segments: Chris’s new book Storm World (13:30)…

Gladius in one hand and scutum in the other, I enter the SciBling Colosseum… Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant (Gladiators didn’t actually say that, but adds a nice touch, no?) Matt and Revere are already battling over two topics that always seem to provide a good show for spectators and participants in the blogosphere: Framing…

My Conversation With Ira Flatow

There are inevitably plenty of typos, but after the jump I’ve pasted in the transcript of my Science Friday conversation with NPR’s Ira Flatow about hurricanes and global warming. Callers raised several interesting questions. Enjoy.