18 mai 2014

Assessment and Commencement

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/green.jpg?itok=D8D3DXB7By G. Rendell. The US Global Change Research Program released its 2014 National Climate Assessment last week.  It's 827 pages long (I think), but the good news is that pretty much nobody has to read the whole thing. You can download and peruse treatment of just the economic sectors, just the geographic regions, or just the response strategies in which you happen to be interested. The text strikes me as being written at a ninth-grade reading level. There are lots of pictures, charts, maps, diagrams.  All in all, it's not a challenging read once you get past the maximum potential "thud factor". Read more...

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