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W. H. Auden reflects … and unknowingly anticipates the 2016 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium.

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” – W. H. Auden LOTRW readers may remember my Starbucks anthropologist friend who introduced me a year or more ago to the Friends Committee on National Legislation. We continue to see … Continue reading

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The AMS Summer Policy Colloquium: contributing to successful living on the real world.

Earlier this June, each of the 37 participants in the 2014 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium received a parting gift: a copy of Living on the Real World. Here’s the reason why. All seven billion of us wake up daily purposing … Continue reading

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The 2014 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium visits Mount Vernon.

Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness. – George Washington Yesterday, AMS Summer Policy Colloquium participants made the annual pilgrimage to Mount Vernon. We paid homage to a man, and to a generation, who could and … Continue reading

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The 2012 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

Been reading this blog for a while? Then you perhaps remember that last year at this time, I wrote extensively on the 2011 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium. You can find those posts here. Pay special attention to the June 2011 … Continue reading

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The AMS Summer Policy Colloquium will (help) save civilization

The AMS Summer Policy Colloquium meets this week at a Washington hotel near Union Station. That railroad station, built around 1902 and restored a few decades ago, looks good on the outside, but its interior is a strikingly lovely space. … Continue reading

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AMS Summer Policy Colloquium. Part 3.

In 2001, a little less than one year after our initial AMS discussions, we held our first AMS Summer Policy Colloquium, which ran from June 3-12. The format, which hasn’t changed much since that first year, generally goes something like … Continue reading

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AMS Summer Policy Colloquium. Part 2.

A summer-of-2000 conversation with my then-new boss, Ron McPherson at the AMS: “Brother Hooke, I don’t know exactly what you’ll do for us here. But one thing I do know. You’re going to start and then run the AMS Summer … Continue reading

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The AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

Do you see the statement on the image of the Earth above that says “an American Meteorology Society Project?” Well, this blog is not the only such project! Today, and for the next several posts, we’ll be talking about another … Continue reading

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Good policy still matters.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – Matthew 7:12 In recent months, Earth scientists, whether focused on natural resources, hazard resilience, or protection of ecosystem services provided by forests, wetlands, floodplains, etc. have expressed growing … Continue reading

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TBD List for Colloquium alumni

This year’s AMS Summer Policy Colloquium is a wrap. The participants have all made it home. Back at the office, we’re closing out the books and writing inadequate acknowledgments to the distinguished speakers who took time out of their crazily-busy … Continue reading

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