IamA environmental political-economist. AMA on climate, water, drought, floods, fires and how (if?) we can adapt to climate chaos
My short bio: David Zetland is a university lecturer at Leiden University College, where he teaches on the commons, economics, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He has published over 20 academic articles and chapters, dozens of popular pieces, over 150 reviews (click on my name for these), two collections of climate-fiction short stories, and two books: The End of Abundance (2011), Living with Water Scarcity (2014). The 2 books and CliFi are FREE to download.
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Why I'm here I'm from California but have lived in Amsterdam (Netherlands) for 10 years. I have also traveled extensively. Climate
changechaos (CC) has gone from theoretical to every-day bad news, and water is the "vector" through which CC is manifesting. We are facing an extreme need to adopt to drought, fires, floods, extreme temperatures, storms and the like. As a political economist, I have a lot of background in trying to understand where we are succeeding and failing. FYI, I won't talk much about mitigation (reducing CC forcing) as much as adaptation here, but it will come up.
- My last AMA (Aug 2017)
- We have no insurance against CC (Dec 2017)
- Why we’re failing to stop climate chaos (Jul 2021)
Bedtime: It's 11p here (21:00 UTC) and I am checking out for now. I will come back am to answer other Qs. Many of you are asking good Qs, so I will do my best to give you something to think about. In the interim, definitely think about supporting your local community, as it's the best defence against climate chaos. (If you're thinking of moving to somewhere "safe," then consider its combination of natural and community resources. :). For more, check out my books, esp. the 2 Life Plus 2m volumes. Food for thought.
Last check-in (06:25 UTC): Just going to read/reply to new comments
Done (07:20 UTC): Thanks for all the great Qs!