Tag: Drought

New York Times story accurately describes Rio Grande’s climate context

2018-05-31

“The issue of water resource management in the western US and how it fits within a changing climate is extremely complex and spans many disciplines from climatology to hydrology to city planning to population dynamics, and so on. This article does a nice job presenting the very basics of the climate science involved and tying the greater changes to the personal stories of people in the region.”


Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable Earth” gets wrong

2017-07-12

“While it is clear that ongoing warming of the global climate would eventually have very severe consequences, the concept of the Earth becoming uninhabitable within anywhere near the timescales suggested in the article is pure hyperbole. The author has clearly done very extensive research and addresses a number of climate threats that are indeed major issues, but generally the narrative ramps up the threat to go beyond the level that is supported by science.”


Analysis of “From extreme drought to record rain: Why California’s drought-to-deluge cycle is getting worse”

2017-04-14

“The article is accurate and highlights the challenges that California’s water resource managers are facing due to climate change. There are some issues with differentiating natural climate variability and forced climate change but the main points are correct.”


Analysis of “Hillary Clinton Boards The Climate Crisis Train To Nowhere”

2016-10-29

“The article is inaccurate in several places and conveys that one must choose between solving immediate problems, such as poverty, and long-term risks such as climate change. We can do both, and indeed must do both if we take poverty seriously, since climate change disproportionately affects the poor.”