India's monsoon disaster and climate change

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The Trickle-Down Effect

My office is on the 3rd floor of one of the oldest parts of the hospital complex. On the 6th floor this morning, some electrical contractors futzing with stuff in the ceiling accidentally set off a sprinkler. I was gone from my desk for about 5 minutes, and when I came back my officemate was frantically throwing binders into the hall and covering everything with garbage bags. KP was frantic; her scrubs were soaked and her hair was wet. It was not just seeping, it was running through the ceiling in about eight different places. It was actually kind of cool. ...more

Fredericton Floods

After a year of record snowfalls it shouldn't be a surprise that rivers are now flooding but I don't think that seeing river waters run over their banks and into cities and towns will ever cease to be a shock. I hadn't been following the news as closely as I usually do for the last couple of days because I was out of town so I was stunned when I saw the flood footage of Fredericton, New Brunswick this morning. ...more