Op-Ed

BLOG: Climate change isn’t coming; it’s already here

U.S. EPA

Last week the White House quietly released the federal government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment.
Their findings are profound: Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, with effects already being felt here in Rhode Island and around the globe. Emergency managers will play a critical role in our response to climate change. [Graphic: U.S. EPA]

BLOG: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

When veteran American Airlines pilot Bryce McCormick first examined McDonnell-Douglas’s new DC-10 airliner in March of 1972, he expressed immediate concern over its hydraulic-only flight controls. (Previous generations of commercial aircraft had always featured manual backup systems.) So confident were McDonnell-Douglas…
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