January 18, 2013

In Part 1 of this blog series, we asked whether the growing focus on “resilience” means that we are giving up on climate change risk management.  We don’t really think many observers would argue this to be the case; it’s too politically incorrect.  But that doesn’t change the fact that focusing on resiliency and arguing

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January 11, 2013

Part 1:  What does our increasing focus on resilience really mean for climate change risk?   One of my favorite book series is Catharine Asaro’s saga of the Skolian Empire, in which the ruling family protects their empire through their special mental ability to establish and operate the “Kyle Web.” The Kyle Web allows instant communication

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December 8, 2012

This blog post was originally published by Dr. Mark C. Trexler in ThinkProgress.org on November 29, 2012. As a risk management professional, I worry about getting caught unprepared for risk events I should have reasonably foreseen.  So we have mini survival kits in each car, we’ve scanned all the family photos so they can’t be

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November 23, 2012

This blog post was originally published by Dr. Mark C. Trexler in Greenbiz.com on November 15, 2012. The perceived economics of climate change mitigation continue to be a key barrier to aggressive climate policy. With that in mind, I read with great interest a recent report written for Oregon’s Department of Energy by the Center

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November 9, 2012

This blog post was originally published by Dr. Mark C. Trexler in DNV Kema Utility of the Future Blog, Oct. 30, 2012. While there was quite a bit of rhetoric regarding trends in oil and gas drilling and production on federal lands in the recent presidential debates, there was no obvious reference to the electricity

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