Big news on climate change and flooding.

Big news on climate change and flooding.

Yesterday we saw a major shift in attitudes and politics regarding climate change and its effects on violent weather and flooding. From a NOAA press release: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research today released a...


Corn, flooding, climate change.

Corn, flooding, climate change.

I believe that climate change may be the most important issue facing river managers, especially those concerned with the effects of flooding on people. Dodging tornadoes to deliver our Em4 to Winona, MN and later doing fieldwork in Michigan, Jesse, Cara, and I drove...

“We are now in a new climate regime…”

“We are now in a new climate regime…”

Jeff Masters said it well: “If it seems like getting two 1-in-100 to 1-in-500 year floods in eleven years is a bit suspicious–well, it is.  Those recurrence intervals are based on weather statistics from Earth’s former climate. We are now in a new...

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 to...