El Niño, California Drought, and Predictions

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 1:52 AM GMT on October 28, 2014

El Niño, California Drought, and Predictions

Modified on 20141029

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

As most of my readers already know, the excited, exaggerated springtim...

Climate Change News Climate Change Climate Models

Updated: 2:57 AM GMT on October 30, 2014

Musings on a Modest Proposal

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 3:42 PM GMT on October 20, 2014

Musings on a Modest Proposal

Hope I have some readers left! Think I might be back.

Stream of consciousness here:

Over the last six weeks I have been working on three proposals, pulling all-nighters as much as somebody my age can pull all-nighters. Definitely crushed my blogging time. It got me thinking about things.

Going to start with Ebola – I fear our country’s reaction to Ebola more than I fear Ebola. We can po...

Climate Change Politics

Updated: 4:38 PM GMT on October 20, 2014

Sea-Level Variability: Redux with a King Tide

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 12:57 AM GMT on October 10, 2014

It's a little too busy for me right now, so I am going to repeat my sea-level rise primer. I had a few scientist colleagues tell me it was a good one, and I am inclined to believe them. It comes with a King Tide, which must have something to do with that fall eclipse thing. This story from NPR tells me that the number of flooding tides in Annapolis has gone from 4 to 40 per year since the 1950s. The increasing flooding that is creeping up along the coast might b...

Climate Impacts and Risks

Updated: 1:37 AM GMT on October 10, 2014

Just What Is the New York Climate Summit?

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 4:10 AM GMT on September 24, 2014

Just What Is the New York Climate Summit?

Added on September 24, 2014: Here is a video with interviews made by Bard MBA Students during the march.

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. (New York Times Report) 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 ...

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Updated: 1:34 AM GMT on September 25, 2014

Climate Change Problem Solving at Michigan

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 5:57 PM GMT on September 20, 2014

Climate Change Problem Solving at Michigan

At the University of Michigan a group of graduate students founded and manage the Michigan Journal of Sustainability. The Journal aims to foster transdisciplinary communication by publishing timely, innovative, stimulating, and informative articles that translate scholarly research on systemic sustainability problems into useful formats for practitioners and policy makers. The Journal focuses on three areas: (1) ...

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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.