Red River flooding shows broken US flood policy.

Red River flooding shows broken US flood policy.

Freezing temperatures are locking up water for now and the Red River’s level is dropping at Fargo, but may climb yet again next week. Here’s an interesting piece from the NY Times contrasting Grand Forks, which suffered $1.5 billion in damages in 1997 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...

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 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 there in...