Fear and Loathing, Irony and Deception

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 12:11 AM GMT on January 10, 2017

Fear and Loathing, Irony and Deception

Surely, some will think that I will sound like an apologist in this blog. Oh, well.

Several colleagues have told me that my last blog / editorial was a struggle to find optimism. After finishing that blog, I had no sense of optimism. (I expect an updated version of the editorial will be published in the February print edition of EOS.)

A common emotion among my climate friends is a feeling of lo...

Climate Change Politics

Updated: 11:37 PM GMT on January 13, 2017

Take the Long View on Environmental Issues in the Age of Trump

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 3:47 AM GMT on December 02, 2016

This is a stripped down version of an editorial that appeared on the American Geophysical Union’s EOS.org. Also note the formal citation at the end. Please read it there to give them the page counts. Thanks. r

I have a collection of documents on the presidential transition at this link.

Take the Long View on Environmental Issues in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump will be the next president. What will this mean for the environment...

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Salience: On the Eve of the 2016 Election

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 5:10 AM GMT on November 05, 2016

Salience: On the Eve of the 2016 Election

A different version of this blog appears on ClimatePolicy.org

Salience is a word that in the social sciences has come to mean relevance, or perhaps, goodness of fit of knowledge to a particular problem. I use salience, probably overuse it, in class when I talk about making climate-change data relevant to planning and decision making. In conversational English, salience refers to something being importa...

Climate Change Politics

Updated: 8:29 PM GMT on November 11, 2016

Our Record Warmth: Pointing out the Obvious

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 5:18 AM GMT on October 04, 2016

Our Record Warmth: Pointing out the Obvious

Well, this is the start of the next phase of my blogging life. I expect to do about a blog per month on Wunderground. At the risk of overcommitting, something alien to me, I also intend to revive the climatepolicy.org blog for the American Meteorological Society.

I have not been writing about our months of record warmth – one right after another. Many others have been doing an excellent job (Maste...

Climate Change

Updated: 4:14 AM GMT on December 13, 2016

Evangeline and Mathilda: Louisiana is Our Netherlands

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 8:36 PM GMT on August 23, 2016

Evangeline and Mathilda: Louisiana is Our Netherlands

Thank you for the comments and suggestions from the last blog. Presently, I think that this blog will evolve into a monthly article / analysis – something that I can cross post in a few places. The comments on the WU site are some of the best I see on climate change, and, well, perhaps better than the blog.

The flood in Louisiana is another one of those floods that just stays there for a ...

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Updated: 9:04 PM GMT on August 24, 2016

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