Milestone susceptibility: Living Openly with Our Climate

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 4:17 AM GMT on September 11, 2014

Milestone susceptibility: Living Openly with Our Climate

This is my 300 th blog, which is a milestone of some sort. By say, the standards of Jeff Masters, that's not very many. My first blog was at the release of the 2007 IPCC report. I managed to write more than one per week. I’m not sure I evolved to what Wunderground wanted, but as Jeff once told me I definitely developed a style of my own. There was a while, there, that what Jeff and I wrote w...

Updated: 12:58 PM GMT on September 11, 2014

Climate Case Study: California Drought (2)

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 2:23 PM GMT on September 02, 2014

Climate Case Study: California Drought (2)

In my last blog I explored the current California drought as a climate case study. In my climate case studies I focus on interconnections, for example, how weather and climate influence jobs and behavior. This helps us expose the connections, the management strategies and the policies that are effective or absent. The stresses of climate change will generally amplify the threats due to these events with the exp...

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Updated: 12:44 AM GMT on September 03, 2014

Climate Case Study: California Drought (1)

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 10:58 PM GMT on August 22, 2014

Climate Case Study: California Drought (1)

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Avoiding Beardogs

Thank you for the responses about online courses from the last blog. In addition to the blog comments, I got some emails. I welcome more comments and emails.

Some years ago I went to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in Western Nebraska. There are amazing fossil sites all over the Great Plains, from dinosaurs to mammoths. Though we never see the two toget...

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Updated: 11:44 PM GMT on August 24, 2014

Climate Change, Engineering, Stationarity and Applied Climate

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 8:33 PM GMT on August 14, 2014

Climate Change, Engineering, Stationarity and Applied Climate

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Something New, Something Fantastic

Some years ago there was a Brevity comic strip with a man, John, standing at the supermarket checkout. The caption was, “Suddenly John realized he didn't want paper or plastic. He wanted something new… something fantastic.” You can see it here.

I try in my WU blog to find a niche that is different from other clima...

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Updated: 5:50 PM GMT on August 15, 2014

Tracking El Niño: Summertime Update

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 10:49 PM GMT on August 01, 2014

Tracking El Niño: Summertime Update

Back in May 2014, I wrote a couple of blogs about El Niño predictions for this year (Tracking El Niño and Underlying Models). For those who need it, there are links to basic information such as definitions of terms in those blogs. This entry is an update.

One quote I want to bring forward from the May 20, 2014 entry, “Note, none of these centers are predicting, yet, strong, super or monster. I’m no...

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Updated: 4:20 AM GMT on August 02, 2014

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I'm a professor at U Michigan and lead a course on climate change problem solving. These articles often come from and contribute to the course.