ON THE BRINK: SoCal faces dire, drier future

Here’s a story I spent a month or so reporting over the summer for the Ventura County Reporter: What the science is saying about the prospects for drought this century in Southern California ON THE BRINK: Southern California faces dire, drier future I’d like to dedicate this story to the late great climatologist Kelly Redmond,Continue reading “ON THE BRINK: SoCal faces dire, drier future”

AGU 2012: The Arctic turns towards the Dark Side

At a pre-conference mixer for this year's fall meeting of the AGU, I looked out at the teeming hordes and wondered — do I know anybody here?  But then I ran into Kelly Redmond, who helps direct the Desert Research Institute, and is one of the nicest and most thoughtful climatologists I know, and unfailinglyContinue reading “AGU 2012: The Arctic turns towards the Dark Side”

The American West: Hotter, Drier, More Disease-Prone

The lede from ScienceDaily: The American West has warmed 70 percent more than the planet as a whole, according to a new analysis in a new report released by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The West’s most pronounced temperature increase is in the Colorado River basin, whichContinue reading “The American West: Hotter, Drier, More Disease-Prone”

Jet Stream Shift Over Europe: Climate Change…or Not?

Below is a nice map, courtesy of the BBC, showing the shift in the jet stream bringing unprecedented rain and flooding to the UK. As Kim Murphy put it for the Los Angeles Times today: Few scientists are ready to immediately blame the quirky weather on global warming. For one thing, current climate change trendsContinue reading “Jet Stream Shift Over Europe: Climate Change…or Not?”