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2014 September

Just What Is the New York Climate Summit?

By all accounts the People’s Climate March in New York stands as a great success. I see in the comments a few of you made it to the march. If you send me links to your blogs I will post them here – or, guest blog with photos? I also heard a report of a raucous good time in Oakland, CA.

RickyRood, • 4:10 AM GMT on September 24, 2014

Climate Change Problem Solving at Michigan

A unique way that universities can influence the public and political discourse is to develop professional problem solvers, translators who are prepared to break down the barriers created by disciplines and competing interests. These professionals need to take their places in the workforce and in political entities and work to bridge divides.

RickyRood, • 5:57 PM GMT on September 20, 2014

Milestone susceptibility: Living Openly with Our Climate

People ask me these days why I keep blogging. Perhaps that’s a hint. They imagine that I spend my days in repeated bickering that includes personal insults. That’s not the case at all. My reasons include hearing from staffers in D.C. or a state capital that they look to my blogs for some considered analysis or synthesis on some current climate-change subject. The occasional note that someone in a pay grade far above mine, will be in some meeting, and needs to know how to respond to the whole silly warming pause, warming hiatus thing.

RickyRood, • 4:17 AM GMT on September 11, 2014

Climate Case Study: California Drought (2)

One of the problems I have with the press coverage is that this 63 trillion gallons and the change in the Earth’s crust is out of context of any other numbers. It is the first time the measurement has been made, not the first time there has been the change in the water sufficient enough to change the Earth’s elevation. There are also many pictures showing depleted reservoirs, again out of context. If one were so inclined, then one could find many inconsistencies and allusions, which would be open, potentially, to criticism of exaggeration. All of this is generated by the reportage on the paper on points that, to the best of my reading, were not made in the paper.

RickyRood, • 2:23 PM GMT on September 02, 2014