The French Perspective

TV5 Monde, the French television channel available on U.S. cable, had an excellent short program about disasters in California. Television news media tends to cover stories with engaging visuals; hurricanes provide dramatic visual images of homes underwater and high winds.…

After the Deluge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana experienced historic flooding in August of this year, with the region receiving between 19 and 31 inches of rainfall. Six weeks later, Congress appropriated $500 million in flood aid for Louisiana. Yet Louisiana’s Governor reported that he expected…

A Familiar Face

National Geographic’s Emmy Award-winning series on Climate Change, “Years of Living Dangerously“, is now in its second season. The second episode was taped in Miami where, notwithstanding the impacts of rising sea levels, real estate developers have $20 billion of…