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2016: Decisions, Biases and the Creation of Knowledge (Summer) (
2016: SCIENTIFIC READINGS: MARI/CCPO Seminar Series Spring 2016 (
2015: SCIENTIFIC READINGS: MARI/CCPO Seminar Series Fall 2015 (
2015: SCIENTIFIC READINGS: MARI/CCPO Seminar Series Spring 2015 (
2014: Science in Literature: Reflections on the Social Constructs of Science in Society (
2014: Introduction to the Science of Mitigation and Adaptation (
2013: Guest Lecture in Oceanography: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Communicating the Science of a Global Challenge (
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2013: Guest Lecture in English 231C: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Communicating the Science of a Global Challenge (
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2013: OEAS 895 Reading Course: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise (
2011: Geology 495/695: Environmental Geodesy (
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Story of the month
Picture of the month
Thought of the month
Activities I contribute to:
GEO Blue Planet Initiative
Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute
Economy For Humanity
GEOSS Science and Technology Service Suite
GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice
GEO Geohazards Community of Practice
A Work Space for GEO
IGCP 565 Project
Selected Recent Presentations and Publication
2015, NASA Langley
: Preparing for Sea Level Rise ...
IDRC August 2014, Davos, Switzerland: On Earth's Life-Support Systems,
TEDx Talk, June 20, 2014
(Goto Session 2, 43 minutes into the recording.)
Safe Coast Virginia, October 16, 2013
AGU 2011: On joint analysis of geodetic data
Keynote on Sustainability (video version)
Keynote on Sustainability
IPCC/GEOSS 2011: Water Resources: New ...
EarthStock Keynote, April 2008
Connecting Delta Cities Workshop, June 2009
Story of the Month
Thought of the Month
Picture of the Month
What you do matters
Climate Change: an enemy with weapons of mass destruction
Fighting the ocean with sand
Addressing problems together
Humanity for Economy or Economy for Humanity?
When Scientists need to shout
Life and Death
Activities in the Coastal Zone
Economy for humanity
Uncontrolled experiment or planetary accident?
Alarmist or realist?
Knives and assault weapons
Running in fog
Covering the issues
Coal mining is digging humanity's grave
They don't know what they are doing!
Mandela's rainbow country is a checkerboard
Pity Earth's Creatures
Where is she?
New Year on another Pplanet
Perception determines fears
I am annoyed ...
Broker or Breaker?
How did this happen?
Why are we here?
Threat or Promise?
Is success a reason to be cut?
Are the best building Earth's cockpit?
A view into a better sphere?
Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge
Shouldn't this be prosecuted as a crime against humanity?
A perfect disguise
The likely increase of disasters triggered by natural hazards
Towards interconnecting world and humanity
Spaceship Earth won't get a cockpit
The top of the evolution
Old use of novel gadgets
Should we legalize bank robbery because it is good for economy?
Swords to ploughshares?
Cultural differences revealed by reactions to atrocity
Climate Extremes or Climate Change?
Benefits of Climate Change?
ISRSE34 in Sydney: When are exploited scientists going to speak up?
Are prayers all that is left to us in mitigating the impact of man-made climate change?
When will we see us?
Water can be so much fun ...
Would you stay on an airplane, where the pilots only get one third of the essential information?
Is there anything like a natural disaster?
Most likely, he won't be a CNN Hero.
Checkmate for the Turkey.
We are the first global mammal species.
Are we seeing the full picture?
Is the USA the turkey?
A Great Leap Forward?
San Francisco Bay: An example of Integrated Coastal Zone Management?
What is the message?
Tradition and modernity
How old do you have to be to command respect?
But: Bigger Picture Please.
“If you can pay for them, then you also can pay for us!”
This spill fundamentally threatens our way of life.
No one knows how to deal with this situation
The soft record of history
Should homo urbanis own dogs?
Are we seeing Soria Moria in the far distance?
The risk of tilting your seat
Humanity is the malignant skin cancer of Gaia
San Francisco and the CFD Triangle.
Is what looks like paradise always paradise?
Wars on airplanes
Human survial and the Sputnik of the 21st century
Everybody needs a friend
Shoes again ...
Layers of time
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
The eye of humanity
The Age of Stupid
The disaster of bottled water ...
How much does a smile cost?
We will not go quietly into the night!
Judging bottled water ...
A country where 2% of the kids experience homelessness
We've been in the bushes for too
Can it get more crazy? and Human fears and reality
Whirling on the periphery ...
No story, but ...
Respecting differences, not reducing them
A pair of not so well-kept shoes ...
Then why did you put it there?
We need a water footprint
A pair of well-kept shoes ...
America's perforated floor