The Climate of the Islander


Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Gus says:

    We were so far away from major cities that in the evening the sky literally lit up a million lights.
    Wow, it’s always weird to me to realize how unique an experience that is for those who grew up in big cities.Report

  2. I get the sense that this is one of those “real costs” that people don’t see enough of when they’re discussing climate change policy in general.Report

    • Avatar Will in reply to Nob Akimoto says:

      That’s a good point, Nob. I’m generally in favor of subjecting climate change programs to rigorous cost-benefit analysis, but most conventional metrics (GDP, for example) don’t capture the importance of keeping a place like Ifalik above water.Report

  3. Avatar Habele says:

    Great post! Learn about how you can help the outer islands at habele.orgReport

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