Ice-Age 2: Weak Sun Will Not Cause Ice Age

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 11:39 PM GMT on July 26, 2015

Ice-Age 2: Weak Sun Will Not Cause Ice Age (from Mike Liemohn)

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Ice-Age 1: There’s a Mini-Ice Age Coming? Good Timing!

The Daily Mail held out some bait on global-warming obfuscation, reporting that scientists warning of a mini-Ice Age. I want to explore this article in a number of ways, and I want to see if we can think about how to manage the influence of the article. Thanks for the excellent comments on th...

Climate Change News Climate Change Politics

Updated: 2:28 AM GMT on July 27, 2015

Ice-Age 1: There’s a Mini-Ice Age Coming? Good Timing!

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 6:01 PM GMT on July 23, 2015

Ice-Age 1: There’s a Mini-Ice Age Coming? Good Timing!

Back in 2012, I wrote a blog about an article in the Daily Mail stating that global warming stopped 16 years ago. That blog I wrote at the request of a friend in banking who was giving a talk on the importance of investing in mitigation and adaptation of climate change. They were expecting audience or media protestations based on that article. That article was one of several items that inserted...

Climate Change News Climate Change Politics

Updated: 11:15 PM GMT on July 26, 2015

Dotting the i's and crossing the t's: Bring Me a Rock

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 11:06 PM GMT on July 12, 2015

Dotting the i's and crossing the t's: Bring Me a Rock

Back when I worked for NASA, I was involved in some large science projects. I was also responsible for framing and advocating for initiatives and new projects to help set strategic directions. There were many layers of presentations and review. These reviews were part of a competitive process, and review panels of colleagues and managers would challenge the new projects. These challenges were to ad...

Climate Change News Climate Change Politics

Updated: 1:52 AM GMT on July 13, 2015

Ebola and Climate-Change Models

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 3:36 AM GMT on June 29, 2015

Ebola and Climate-Change Models

That title should upset somebody. Perhaps get a few hits for those looking to blame the Ebola outbreaks on climate change. I’m not doing that here. I do have some history of using Ebola to talk about climate change.

What got me thinking about Ebola again was a report on News Hour called Using the power of prediction to halt Ebola in its tracks. I will get to Ebola and Climate-Change Models after a few wor...

Climate Models

Updated: 12:53 PM GMT on June 29, 2015

Waiting for Il Papa

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 9:55 PM GMT on June 14, 2015

Waiting for Il Papa

There is no doubt that Pope Francis draws audiences across the world like few others. This coming week, on June 18, Pope Francis is expected to deliver an encyclical on the environment, addressing climate change and planetary sustainability. An encyclical is a papal letter sent to bishops of the Roman Catholic Church. The letter will be distributed to, approximately, 5000 bishops, and then it is expected to be transmitted to the 40...

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Updated: 10:58 PM GMT on June 14, 2015

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