Summary: News stories, in both local and national media, tend to describe climate change as a simple and omnipresent phenomenon. It's not. Here we look at the surprising trends in US temperature and precipitation, and northern hemisphere snowfall. There has been global warming during the past two centuries. But activists tend to attribute everything, anywhere, to … Continue reading Surprising news about trend of America’s temperature and precipitation
Summary: Every crisis tells us something about ourselves, and who we're becoming. This post looks for lessons from the NYC snowpocalypse, so revealing about the state of 21st Century America -- its people and leaders. This is a follow-up to Winter Storm Juno warns scientists not to burn away their credibility. Contents Typically outrageous actions by … Continue reading Useful lessons from the blizzard about ourselves & our future
Summary: We expect our leaders, and the scientists they consult, to warn us of threats. As NYC learned, again, that's difficult to do. Should they error by warning too aggressively (false alarms), or too conservatively (fails to warn)? The consensus favors the former, ignoring the potentially massive cost of crying "wolf" too often. Someday you … Continue reading Winter Storm Juno warns scientists not to burn away their credibility
Summary: Climate change is not only a challenge to civilization, but also a test of America's ability to see the world, analyze it, and make appropriate decisions. It's a test we're failing. Both Left and Right use climate change -- and climate science -- like a chessmaster does pawns. We need not fall for their … Continue reading Will we see the end of snow? More importantly, when will we learn to see the world clearly?