Trump Tweets Nonsense, Saudis Back Tesla, Fires and Climate Change

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Three items all in one handy post. First, Peter Gleick has an Op Ed in the Washington Post in which he chastises Trump for his boneheaded tweets about water and the fires in California. Peter is the world’s leading expert on water in California (see: California Drought and Syrian Refugee Crisis with Dr. Peter Gleick) … Continue reading Trump Tweets Nonsense, Saudis Back Tesla, Fires and Climate Change


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Climate Change and Wild Fires

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An excellent PBS News Hour piece called “Climate change is making wildfires more extreme. Here’s how.” It starts with California but discusses this as a world wide problem. Has a segment with Michael Mann, author of The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (recently … Continue reading Climate Change and Wild Fires


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Weather, Climate Change, Influenza, and Wizards

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Attributing major weather related disasters, such as the current wildfires in California or the recent heat waves in Japan, to climate change is a little like attributing deaths due to respiratory illness to influenza. Before going further with that concept, let me be clear: Those extreme weather events are highly unlikely to have happened had … Continue reading Weather, Climate Change, Influenza, and Wizards


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Kingsolver Climate Change Novel

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If you’ve not read Barbara Kingsolver’s interesting novel set in the American south, about climate change and butterflies, now is your chance to do it on the cheap, as the book is now 2.99 in Kindle form. I enjoyed it. Flight Behavior: A Novel The extraordinary New York Times bestselling author of The Lacuna (winner … Continue reading Kingsolver Climate Change Novel


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Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, Must Read Book

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Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Changeis everyperson’s guide to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. The IPCC issues a periodic set of reports on the state of global climate change, and has been doing so for almost two decades. It is a massive undertaking and few have the time or training to read … Continue reading Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, Must Read Book


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An Interesting New Graphic Showing Climate Change

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This graphic, by Boggis Makes Videos and put on YouTube just a few days ago, breaks all the rules of how to make effective, understandable graphs for the general public. However, if you follow all those rules, it is difficult or impossible to get certain message across. Therefore, this graphic is necessary if a bit … Continue reading An Interesting New Graphic Showing Climate Change


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An interesting new graphic showing climate change

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This graphic, by Boggis Makes Videos and put on YouTube just a few days ago, breaks all the rules of how to make effective, understandable graphs for the general public. However, if you follow all those rules, it is difficult or impossible to get certain message across. Therefore, this graphic is necessary if a bit … Continue reading An interesting new graphic showing climate change


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States Can Lead the Way on Climate Change

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True that. In the US, energy policy and regulation happens much more at the state level than the federal level, and our federal government went belly up last January anyway. Some states will not lead, they will go backwards, but others will lead, and show the way. So, here I want to highlight this new … Continue reading States Can Lead the Way on Climate Change


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New Research on Assessing Climate Change Impact on Extreme Weather

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Three statisticians go hunting for rabbit. They see a rabbit. The first statistician fires and misses, her bullet striking the ground below the beast. The second statistician fires and misses, their bullet striking a branch above the lagomorph. The third statistician, a lazy frequentist, says, “We got it!” OK, that joke was not 1/5th as … Continue reading New Research on Assessing Climate Change Impact on Extreme Weather


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Harvey The Hurricane: Truly Climate Change Enhanced

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Harvey the Invisible Rabbit: Did not exist. This is a picture of some men. Since they are men, they have some abilities. They can, for example, knock each other over, and they can play with balls. This is what men do, and this is what these men can do. This is a picture of some … Continue reading Harvey The Hurricane: Truly Climate Change Enhanced


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