Words, Language and the Climate Debate

Words and language in the climate debate can lead to misunderstandings, communication gaps, and conflict. As a bilingual person, I am sensitive to the nuances of meanings words can convey, and how those colourations can affect the messages we are Read More …

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 Read More …

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, Read More …

Silos in Climate Resilience

Often, I wonder about the cause of silos in climate resilience, and how those walls deter effective climate action. As an Asian woman, sometimes I am ignored in the workplace and social forums. I have difficulty accepting that sexism or racism Read More …

Self Directed Learning and Climate Resiliency

Recently, I was thinking about self directed learning and climate resiliency. It all started when I developed an achy wrist and hand. I took to my “old friend” Google to see what could be happening. Google told me that I Read More …

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 Read More …

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. If you enjoy this video on thinking, feeling Read More …

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 Read More …

The Sunny Side of Climate Optimism

The 1930s song, The Sunny Side of the Street, made famous by jazz singer Louis Armstrong has a special meaning for me, as it is a perfect description of the sunny side of climate optimism. I am an optimist. Consequently, Read More …

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. If you enjoy this video on choosing Read More …