Summary: In 2008 I first wrote about the climate change public policy debate as an example of the increasing dysfunctionality of America's ability to see, understand, and act upon our changing world. Despite the attention of our most intelligent and educated people, the problem has grown worse. This post provides yet another example, ground-level reporting … Continue reading An example of the mad climate change debate, showing America’s dysfunctionality
Summary: We get a lesson from the weather about America's lack of preparedness for quite normal "disasters" (events). Our fascination with doomster scenarios is fun, as we thrill to op-eds asking if we will we start WWIII with Putin -- or die in the deserts of 2100 or die in its flooding seas -- but … Continue reading Texas warns us that we’re unprepared for normal weather
Summary: The farmers and ranchers of Texas exhaust its groundwater as they suffer from a severe drought, which activists blame our burning of fossil fuels. What do scientists say? How severe is the drought? What are its causes? How will this reshape Texas? It's another test case of our ability to see and adapt to … Continue reading Key facts about the drought that’s reshaping Texas
Summary: Today we look at arctic sea ice and tornadoes. While they tell us important information about our world, how the news tells us about them tells us even more. As we become isolated into tribes our news becomes dominated by targeted clickbait. So it is with climate change, among our most serious issues but … Continue reading Climate news poorly reported in the news, about things you should know
Summary: California's drought might be to us what the dust bowl of the prairies was to the 1930s (irony: California was the big beneficiary of that drought). This post answers most of your questions about the drought, cutting through the media chaff of misinformation (but does not discuss its effects). This is an update of … Continue reading Key facts about the drought that’s reshaping California.