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Michael Cote
Works at International Resources Group
Attended Vermont Law School
Lives in Washington, DC
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not sure artist name. anyone know?
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My grandfather had parkinson's. This would have helped all of us a great deal. He stubbornly hated to be fed, and that frustrating for us, too.
 
Camera stabilizing tech used in spoon for Parkinson's
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Provocative. "The problem, according to Ray Thomas, a Portland, Ore., attorney who specializes in bike law, is that “jurors identify with drivers.” Convictions carry life-destroying penalties, up to six years in prison, Mr. Thomas pointed out, and jurors “just think, well, I could make the same mistake. So they don’t convict.” That’s why police officers and prosecutors don’t bother making arrests. Most cops spend their lives in cars, too, so that’s where their sympathies lie."
 
Right now, drivers get away with murder (and maiming) as long as the person was on a bike.
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Creatures great and small

"Here’s a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can’t help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth."

(via +Big Picturehttp://goo.gl/OGVGmy)
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Informative and easy.
 
NOAA's Global Climate Dashboard

NOAA has an interactive "global climate dashboard" that allows you to visualize many different climate observations and projections online. In the image, I've plotted the level of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, the amount of heat in the upper part of the ocean, and the global surface temperature of the planet.

Other available measurements include Arctic sea ice, global sea level, spring snow cover, and El Nino events.

He Dashboard is available at http://www.climate.gov/

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #visualization   #science   #sciencecommunication  
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WOOOOOW! Just came across Google's Art Project! Thanks to OpenCulture.com!
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Kiribati Man Makes First Legal Claim As Climate Refugee

+PRI Public Radio International has a radio story about what is thought to be the first legal climate for climate-induced refugee status. The story has a number of comments from Susan Martin of +Georgetown University 's Center for International Migration.

Climate change presents a number of questions that are literally unique in recorded history. One is what to do when the physical land that constitutes an entire country disappears below sea level. As Martin notes in the story, effectively managing such situations may require entirely new legal institutions.

The +PRI Public Radio International story (print and audio) is here:
http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-11-08/pacific-islands-man-says-climate-change-makes-him-refugee-his-home

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+The Telegraph quoting the Kiribati president, Anote Tong, discussing plans for climate-induced migration:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/kiribati/9127576/Entire-nation-of-Kiribati-to-be-relocated-over-rising-sea-level-threat.html

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #science   #sciencecommunication  
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Very clever. Is it a game, though?
 
Scarecrow Short Film Will Make You Think The Scarecrow
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London’s largest living wall unveiled 

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Climate Change Adaptation and Development Specialist
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environmental law, land use planning, climate change policy, program management
Employment
  • International Resources Group
    Senior Climate Change Adaptation and Development Specialist, 2013 - present
  • Climate Change Adaptation Consultant
    2013
  • Association of Climate Change Officers
    Program Manager, Climate Adaptation, 2011 - 2012
  • New Salem
    Urban Planning Consultant
  • City of Northampton Office of Planning and Development
    Urban Planning Consultant
  • The Providence Journal
    Writer
  • Verizon Wireless
    Sr. Writer
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Washington, DC
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Northampton, Massachusetts - New England - Nu'uanu, Honolulu, Waikiki, Hawaii - Cundiyo, New Mexico - Belltown, Seattle, Washington - Providence, Rhode Island - Seekonk, Massachusetts - Aalborg, Denmark
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Senior Climate Change Adaptation and Development Specialist
Introduction

Hi! I'm a Climate Change Adaptation and Development Specialist based in Washington, DC. As a government contractor, I manage parts of USAID's Climate Change Adaptation program, called Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD). CCRD has projects in over 23 developing countries.

Under CCRD, I'm the Communications Manager of the overall program. With a team of writers, editors, and videographers, we produce technical and guidance reports, factsheets, videos, webinars, and white papers.

As Project Coordinator of the High Mountain Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), I help manage a $1.3 million budget, workplan, and deliverables schedule. HiMAP works on climate adaptation programs and policies in the Andes and Himalayan mountain regions.

As Technical Adviser, I provide technical analysis of climate impacts and options for addressing climate vulnerability to USAID.

You can view my full CV here
Professional and media inquiries: email

Publications: International Journal of Climate Change, Climate Policy; Berkeley Planning Journal; GOOD; The New Planner; and many others. I blog at climateadaptation.tumblr.com.

I hope to retire somewhere in Scandinavia...

Bragging rights
I want to punch climate change in the face
Education
  • Vermont Law School
    Master of Environmental Law and Policy, 2011
  • University Of Massachusetts Amherst
    Master of Regional Planning, 2011
  • University Of Massachusetts Amherst
    BS - Environmental Design, 2009
  • Johnson & Wales College of Business
    AS - Small Business Accounting, 1996
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