17 December 2011

Flashback: 12 - 18 Dec

A year later and still worth a read...

Local weather -- lots of snow in A'dam last December. I leave for Cairo on 11 Dec (some snow came on 18 Dec).

Ecosystem services -- the debate on their value -- and who should pay for them -- is ongoing, but we DO get value from ecosytems!

Flood zones in the Netherlands -- their MINIMUM safety standard is one flood in 1250 years. What's Sacramento? One flood in 50 years? Damn.

Living below sea level -- one year later and I am still impressed by the Dutch dedication to solving this problem AND how little work it takes once people agree that flooding is not cool.

Deceptive numbers -- READ this if you rely on statistical significance for your work!

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