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Science and national interest.

“Be as shrewd as snakes, and as innocent as doves.” – Jesus (Matthew 10:16, NIV) “In capturing the rattler, to be fair, [Pecos Bill] gave it the first three bites.” – part of the legend of Pecos Bill Across the … Continue reading

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Think like a leader. You can’t start too soon.

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”– Peter Drucker Have the feeling you’ve seen this quote before? Since you’re reading this post, chances are good you have; for example, you’ll find it in the February 14 2019 LOTRW … Continue reading

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Political leaders, “the vision thing,” the federal shutdown, and the national interest.

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” – Robert Kennedy Presidents and other leaders are often encouraged to “be visionary.” George Herbert Walker Bush found this demand … Continue reading

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Bush 41 and climate change.

George Herbert Walker Bush. The world has completed a week of mourning and celebration of a life well lived and a presidency well executed, through an extraordinary series of memorial services and observances, and through millions of words of retrospective. … Continue reading

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George Herbert Walker Bush, 1924-2018.

“I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better. For a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems … Continue reading

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“Human flight” on the 21st-century Real World? 1. The cockpit dialog.

Seven billion of us are co-piloting a 1.317 × 1025-lb, unpressurized, open-air planet through the hostile environment of space. You might not be impressed with this reality. You might even be tempted to dismiss it as no more than a … Continue reading

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The president names a science adviser.

Tuesday I was composing a post for LOTRW. It began in this vein… This past week saw the Washington Post run yet another story on the lack of a presidential science advisor in the current administration. The story’s author, Ben … Continue reading

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“War” is in the air. WWCPD?

There’s war in the air these days. The U.S. and Korea are at loggerheads. With great fanfare, Putin brags that Russia is developing nuclear arms able to avoid missile defenses. China is rapidly building and deploying its military, projecting power … Continue reading

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more on …the AMS journal Weather, Climate, and Society

  Yesterday’s LOTRW post spoke to ten years of steady growth at the AMS journal Weather, Climate, and Society. But what matters most is not the age or the size… it’s the quality and breadth of the content. A sampling … Continue reading

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America’s $100 Trillion “Capture-Management” challenge.

“America is open for business.” – President Donald Trump. News reports have it that the president’s recent trip to Davos and speech exceeded expectations. From his speech: “I’m here to deliver a simple message: There has never been a better … Continue reading

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