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LOTRW: How thinking and acting like Marshall Shepherd will help save the planet.

Perhaps you were able to watch Marshall Shepherd with Bob Schieffer on CBS’ Face the Nation earlier today. Oh, you missed it? You’ll find the video clip here. Readers of this blog almost certainly include future presidents of the American … Continue reading

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A Marshall Plan for the 21st century

Back on August 2nd this blog proposed a Marshall Plan for the 21st century. You can find the post here. Today we’re returning to that idea. Why? Well one reason is that my wife and I just returned from a … Continue reading

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If Marshall were alive today…

Would he have a plan? What would it be? George C. Marshall (1880-1959), soldier and statesman, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. Yesterday’s post provided excerpts from his Nobel lecture. He is credited as the architect of the Allied … Continue reading

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Acknowledge the Lorenz butterfly…but don’t blame it.

This past week the news media have been abuzz about Senator Joe Manchin and his stance on climate change legislation. Much of that coverage lays the blame for America’s struggles to cope with climate change on his shoulders. Only a … Continue reading

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Political leaders make the case for climate change.

“Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.”– Proverbs 27:2 (NIV) Yesterday’s LOTRW post closed noting that geoscientists and their engineering and social-science colleagues currently confront a dilemma. In the face … Continue reading

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How to increase long- and short-term risk to the American economy.

America and Americans are today blessed with the world’s largest and strongest economy. Suppose you wanted to put that economy and that world standing at risk? How would you go about it? Some argue that’s exactly what China is attempting … Continue reading

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$100 trillion? Opportunity or sinkhole? The reaction so far.

  The law of holes: “When you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.” – Will Rogers As noted in a previous LOTRW post, the world’s peoples face a $100T bill coming due. That’s how much nations must spend over … Continue reading

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WWBD…What would Boone do?

Here at the AMS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, some of the buzz is that the Earth observations, science, and services community faces a constrained future. We hear that we must learn to do more with less… that the trickle-down … Continue reading

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Move NOAA satellite acquisition to NASA?

Maybe not CJS’ best idea. Looking for bi-partisanship in the Congress? Of course we are. America faces big problems. We’ve elected and sent members of Congress to Washington to wrestle with them on our behalf. We hope and pray that … Continue reading

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NOAA and its people look to the future on Martin Luther King Day

“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Friday the President’s remarks on streamlining government focused on the economic agencies. But they also signaled his … Continue reading

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