2013 resolution: Face up to the climate cliff

2013 resolution: Face up to the climate cliff

Photo courtesy Sara Shipley Hiles Note: This post is by Sara Shipley Hiles, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Missouri.  She is also a freelance journalist and longtime environmental reporter and member of the Society of Environmental...

Nature Does Not Negotiate: Thoughts on Climate Change after COP18

Nature Does Not Negotiate: Thoughts on Climate Change after COP18

Christina at GSA 2012 Editor’s note: This post was written by LRRD Research Assistant and Project Manager Christina Bovinette.  Christina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from SIUC in 2012, and plans to attend graduate school in the fall of 2013...

Climate change is here now, and we caused it.

Climate change is here now, and we caused it.

Our rivers are in for some changes, and it’s hard to see how a lot of flood return interval relationships, for example, won’t go out the window soon, especially if we continue to ignore our effect on climate. And river restoration might mean adapting and...

Fargo flooding, an ominous forecast, and a long history.

Fargo flooding, an ominous forecast, and a long history.

From a NWS flood statement on Friday: RECORD FLOWS UPSTREAM OF FARGO HAVE PRODUCED UNPRECEDENTED CONDITIONS ON THE RED RIVER. GIVEN THESE FACTORS…THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO BEHAVE IN WAYS NEVER PREVIOUSLY OBSERVED. For those of us watching floodplain policy and...

Ridiculous US climate debate hinders real action.

Ridiculous US climate debate hinders real action.

Today the group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) published a piece entitled “Columnist’s climate change denial distorts reality” in response to a recent Washington Post column (here) by George Will, noting multiple distortions regarding...