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...

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 “Does the Post Fact-Check George Will? Columnist’s climate change denial distorts reality” in response to a recent Washington Post column (here) by George Will,...

Climate change and weather extremes.

Climate change and weather extremes.

Here I’ll just refer to a couple of typically excellent posts from Jeff Master’s Wunderblog. The first is on temperature records and extremes, and is an especially good response to the bobbleheads on TV who propose that “it’s really cold out...