Go to my new website to learn more about my new book, Slackonomics, to be published June 30, 2008.
I’m back in New York City … alas, I’m super busy right now and am having a hard time posting regularly on the blog. So I’m going to take a break from Polis, and in the meantime, work on a redesign and announce a relaunch in the not too distant future.
I will continue to update the NYT Articles page. If you’re new to Polis, please read about the Book I’m writing (the main reason Polis is going on hiatus). If you would like to know more about me, click About at the top of the website. I have some new photo essays, click here to view them on flickr.
From an article on the Guardian‘s website:
Global warming is destined to have a far more destructive and earlier impact than previously estimated, the most authoritative report yet produced on climate change will warn next week.
A draft copy of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained by The Observer, shows the frequency of devastating storms … will increase dramatically. Sea levels will rise over the century by around half a metre; snow will disappear from all but the highest mountains; deserts will spread; oceans become acidic, leading to the destruction of coral reefs and atolls; and deadly heatwaves will become more prevalent.
The impact will be catastrophic, forcing hundreds of millions of people to flee their devastated homelands, particularly in tropical, low-lying areas, while creating waves of immigrants whose movements will strain the economies of even the most affluent countries.
Read the entire article here, if you can stomach it.
To learn about the carbon tax idea, click here.
Over the holidays, I spent several days shooting in an area of Cleveland known as the industrial flats. It’s a modern day ghost town.
First there was the revival of the automat on St. Marks Pl., serving up delectables such as bite-size burgers and mac&cheese. Now I see there is an iPod vending machine in the Atlanta airport (and probably others). Just swipe your credit card, select your model, and shazam, fresh hot tunes to go.