Natural Disasters: Punctuating Political Will

There is a rather pragmatic school of thought called punctuated equilibrium, which suggests society is capable of real change only when disaster strikes. Whether the gloomy implications of this hold true or not, there is a definite proliferation of natural disasters these days, and reactions are most definitely being seen.  Notwithstanding the motivations behind these reactions, we can only hope that these natural disasters will inspire greater and swifter commitments to addressing climate change. (more…)

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