Joel Nodelman

Joel is an engineer and risk management specialist with over forty years of professional practice. He is committed to helping his clients achieve climate resiliency and sustainability.

We Need to Listen Too

We Need to Listen Too

Twitter Facebook-f Linkedin About the author … We Need to Listen Too Mid-summer is always quiet for us. Our clients go on holidays, or are working with a reduced staff. So, our email goes quiet, except for the perpetual spam. Also, the only phone calls we get are from unsolicited sales reps and the fake Google …

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Talking About Climate Makes Everyone Angry

Talking About Climate Makes Everyone Angry

Twitter Facebook-f Linkedin About the author … Talking About Climate Makes Everyone Angry Joan and I love puns, and have had many happy moments in pun fights, trying to outdo each other. Unfortunately, she usually wins. Her winning pun is usually so bad that I am at a loss for words and all I can …

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Climate Argument and Scientific Debate

Climate Argument and Scientific Debate

Today, I want to consider the difference between climate argument and scientific debate. As a climate specialist, this is a subject close to my heart. In fact, I welcome chats about climate, as talking is a big step towards acting. But, arguing about climate is often fruitless. It allows us to vent our feelings, but …

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A Couple of Degrees Matters

A Couple of Degrees Matters

Today, a personal reflection on climate change and how a couple of degrees matters. I have been working on climate change issues for almost thirty years now. I had hoped that we would have reached a stage where we got over the arguments and got on with the work. But, that is a naïve hope of …

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Climate Change and Politics

Climate Change and Politics – It Ain’t a Football Game

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the intersection between climate change and politics. In fact, climate doesn’t respect politics. I have worked on climate change issues for over twenty-five years. Much has changed. The science is better and our data is more robust. However, much has not changed at all. Even after twenty-five …

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The Positive Side of Risk

The Positive Side of Risk

Today, I offer some thoughts about the positive side of risk and how our thinking about this nebulous issue helped us plan our our climate resilience approach. We offer a glimpse into the internal workings of Nodelcorp. In this way, this is a personal reflection on how things grow out of seemingly simple questions.   The …

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Games People Play in the Climate Debate

Games People Play in the Climate Debate

Recently, I read several posts on Facebook that show the games people play in the climate debate. The posters argued that the Province of Québec has no right to comment on climate change because cities in Québec “spewed” raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.  In fact, the posts got a lot of attention, re-posting, and …

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Thinking Feeling and Climate Change

Thinking, Feeling and Climate Change

Today we continue our series of videocasts. In this series, Joan and I address climate, risk and resiliency issues. In this episode, Joel provides his insight on thinking, feeling and climate change. Discussing climate change can be frustrating. We have the data; we have the science, but people are afraid. Thus, they worry about their …

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Precision, Accuracy and Reality

Precision, Accuracy and Reality

When I was in grad school, many years ago, my research supervisor and I debated the differences between precision, accuracy, and reality. Old Dr. Clark and I did not see quite eye to eye. We hashed out the effect of imperfect data on the design of our new measurement tool. This was an esoteric discussion. …

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Choosing the Right Assessment Tool

Choosing the Right Assessment Tool

Today we continue our series of videocasts. In this series, Joan and I address climate, risk and resiliency issues. In this episode, Joel provides his insight on choosing the right risk assessment tool. Choosing the Right Assessment Tool Can Be Difficult Often we a face the daunting task of selecting the right tool for assessing climate change …

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