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By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 7:45 PM GMT on October 04, 2015
Risky Business on the Way to Paris
This is a continuation of a series preparing for The Conference of the Parties - 21 (COP21) in Paris. COP21 is the next of the annual meetings that are part of the governing body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
A year ago in 2014, a document that garnered much attention because of the gravitas of the authors is Risky Business: The Economic Risk of Climate Change in the United Sta...
Updated: 10:40 PM GMT on October 04, 2015
By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 6:04 PM GMT on September 19, 2015
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Indeed, Climate in Gay Paree
A year ago, in 2014, the People’s Climate March in New York was timed to precede the United Nations (U.N.) Climate Change Summit. The 2014 meetings were framed to bring focus on 2015 and the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP21).
The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the annual meeting that is part of the governing body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Cl...
Updated: 12:58 AM GMT on September 22, 2015
By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 5:39 PM GMT on September 09, 2015
El Niño and California Drought: Simplistically
Well, I was surprised to wake up Sunday to El Niño, nicknamed Bruce Lee, could mean nasty Colorado snows. I was just getting it together to prepare for Godzilla El Niño. Now I have some hybrid, flirty, mixed martial arts monster to prepare for. Must say I was, also, surprised to see Bruce Lee attributed to our friends at climate.gov. (Revision: See the end of this new entry) It did lead to a relevation...
Updated: 9:38 PM GMT on September 10, 2015
By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 3:42 AM GMT on August 31, 2015
Godzilla Versus The Blob
Godzilla is such a confusing monster. No doubt, Godzilla crushes buildings, buses, and people. On the other hand, Godzilla has dispatched other radiation-mutated creatures in a way that demands affection. When Godzilla is strolling across Tokyo, there is confused destruction, but it is difficult to predict specifically what will be destroyed. OK, I am convincing myself that Godzilla is a good description of El Niño. After al...
Updated: 12:48 PM GMT on August 31, 2015
By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 9:21 PM GMT on August 17, 2015
Ice-Age 4: Media and Why There is No Prediction of a Mini Ice Age
This blog concludes with another contribution on the Little Ice Age from my colleague Mike Liemohn.
Addendum: Maggie Villiger at The Conversation, sent me a couple of links, including one that actually talks with Professor Zharkova. Also another take on not heading to a mini ice age. end Addendum
With some trepidation, I am going to continue my exploration of The Dai...
Updated: 5:42 PM GMT on August 20, 2015