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Living with extreme weather.

Folks in Norman, Oklahoma have set the table for a three-day workshop on this topic Monday-Wednesday May 18-20. Our hosts have done their best to ensure that the occasion will be not just interesting but groundbreaking and productive. To start, … Continue reading

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The value of (improved) S2S forecasts?

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower The National Research Council (NAS/NRC) is developing a research agenda to advance subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) forecasting. Here’s their statement … Continue reading

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Quiet conversation, anyone?

Starbucks is a great place to be by yourself and do a little private thinking at the start of the workday. But it’s also a good venue for casual talk. The dialog needn’t be confined to people you already know. … Continue reading

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Debating funding for geoscience and social sciences: is anyone convinced?

convince (v.) 1520s, “to overcome in argument,” from Latin convincere “to overcome decisively,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + vincere “to conquer” (see victor). – Online Etymology Dictionary “Scientists are a community of scholars engaged in a common search … Continue reading

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Climate Change in the American Christian Mind

In recent years, the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication have collaborated on a distinguished and insightful series of studies of public attitudes toward climate change. Whether through coincidence or … Continue reading

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The case for the geosciences.

Recent months have seen a bit of back-and-forth between the Congress and the scientific community about the value of geosciences research. Throughout this discussion, there’s been a tendency for advocates to see funds for science as extremely limited; to view … Continue reading

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Women in weather.

Yesterday AMS and Northrop-Grumman put on a Google Hangout on Women in Weather. Their tagline? According to the National Science Foundation, out of the 14,000 professionals employed in atmospheric sciences, only 2,000 are women. That’s only 14 percent. Join us … Continue reading

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Weather-Ready World

  Why settle for a Weather-Ready Nation? Last week’s press release from the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, reprinted here in its entirety, says it all: USAID, NOAA, AND WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCE NEW WEATHER-READY NATIONS INITIATIVE News 16 … Continue reading

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Disaster experts send a message from Sendai.

  The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR), held at Sendai, Japan from March 14-18 has reached its conclusion. Full particulars are available here. From half a world away, this latest WCDRR looks to have been a … Continue reading

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Blogging by the numbers: 5-0-247.

Social media are widely understood to provide extraordinary new opportunities for connecting people and sustaining conversation and dialog. This is true for blogs just as it is for Twitter and other vehicles. So here’s a comparison that (a few) people … Continue reading

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