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

Where Do We Go from Here?

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 10:07 PM GMT on August 04, 2016

Where Do We Go from Here?

So as climate-change blogger, I am searching for a mission, perhaps a theme. Jeff and Bob and Chris do a magnificent job on what is going on in the world of climate and weather. I have always tried to bring a perspective, here, that is different from other blogs. My nature is to collect ideas together and to look for different paths into a subject. Of course, I have my moments of appealing contrariness and quaint idiosyncrasies....

Climate Change

Updated: 1:47 PM GMT on August 05, 2016

When Chicago is Capital

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 7:11 PM GMT on July 11, 2016

When Chicago is Capital

One of my favorite questions to ask students on exams is about the Great Lakes region as a climate winner. Something like, you are a mayor in a midsize city on Lake Michigan. Over the last three decades your town has established itself as the poster child of the Rust Belt. After watching a scientist talk about climate change, you decide your city should be a climate winner. You have water, lots of water. And, well, you have nev...

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Updated: 1:41 AM GMT on July 12, 2016

It Is Just a Lack of Political Will

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 4:09 PM GMT on June 04, 2016

It Is Just a Lack of Political Will

Political Will. I feel a little like John Oliver, I now need a picture of a politician named Will. Don’t seem to make it past Mr. Clinton.

Political Will. I often hear the statement that climate change could be solved, easily perhaps, if we only had political will. The statement, sometimes, comes from scientists. Usually, I think the statement is in the spirit of - the science and technology, the hard wo...

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Updated: 6:46 PM GMT on June 04, 2016

Demystifying Climate: And It’s All Free

By: Dr. Ricky Rood, 11:48 PM GMT on May 19, 2016

Demystifying Climate: And It’s All Free

Ever now and then I need an easy blog. This is one of them.

First, some time ago, I mentioned that I was collaborating with Andrew Gettelman on a book. It’s out! It’s free! That is, the electronic version is free. The title is Demystifying Climate Models: A Users Guide to Earth Systems Models. There is a real paper book that you can buy, and I am sure that Springer would appreciate the business...

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