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Prof, University of Washington School of Medicine. Author of 16 books on brains, human evolution, and climate change, including Global Fever: How to Treat Climate Change (University of Chicago Press).

Real Name: William Calvin

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Occupation: professor

Hobbies: photography

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Diaries published: 31 (458 days since last diary on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 01:51 PM PST)

Comments posted: 141 (440 days since last comment on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 06:29 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 268

Total Comment Ratings: 63

Most Recommended Diary: Why Tesla Is Not Enough, 112 comments, 49 recommends

People Following wcalvin: 6

wcalvin's Most Recent Diaries:

(another refugee from that black hole at The short headline reads, “Drought’s Link to Climate Change Is Disputed” (New York Times, Justin Gillis). The evidence cited, ...
by wcalvin
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 01:51 PM PST with 9 Recommends
There are many reasons to like Tesla Motors’ new aerodynamic sedan without a tailpipe, in production for the last year. Consumer Reports called it the best car they have ever tested, electric or ...
by wcalvin
Comment Count 112 comments on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 06:07 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
Avoiding catastrophe has not worked very well as a motivation for doing something about climate. (Coleridge’s “suspension of disbelief” for performances seems to kick in for reality that ...
by wcalvin
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 05:49 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Neither emissions reduction nor simple ocean fertilization will do much for the U.S. before we reach the 2°C (3.6°F) overheating frontier. That happens about 2028 when today’s toddlers finish ...
by wcalvin
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
So what would constitute a climate solution? Even if rich countries somehow achieve zero emissions, the developing countries attempting to modernize are likely to continue burning their own coal ...
by wcalvin
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
For climate disease, there is no doubt remaining about the diagnosis: global overheating, mostly from an insulating blanket of the carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels. That’s what ...
by wcalvin
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:04 AM PDT with 5 Recommends

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