November 2011

Right now, the seventeenth Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is happening in Durban, South Africa. Expectations are low. The first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol ends in 2012. States that were outside Kyoto, like the United States, seem unlikely to commit to a new treaty. Those […]

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Anyone who has lived in the UK is probably familiar with roundabouts: a type of intersection that does away with traffic signals, in favour of rotation around a central area. They may be a bit confusing to the unfamiliar, but they apparently have large advantages in both safety and speed: One of their main attractions, […]

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NYC

2011-11-28

in Daily updates

I had a marvelous birthday weekend.

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How could I most effectively use the time spent in a doctoral program to improve the odds of humanity successfully avoiding dangerous climate change?

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Depressingly, it looks like this new crime legislation will become law in Canada – bringing with it the certainty of substantial new prison costs and little in the way of likely benefits. One aspect that seems especially objectionable is mandatory minimum sentences. I think it makes a lot of sense for a judge who knows […]

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I am still looking for a place to live in Toronto. At this point, I am looking for a room in a house that I can get on a month-to-month basis. I want something near the subway, and ideally fairly quiet. If you have any ideas please contact me. I am very busy with doctoral […]

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