Ranching in a Warming World – How climate change will affect cattle production in the U.S. Great Plains (and some solutions)

OCT. 22, 2020 by TONI KLEMM All photos: Toni Klemm The U.S. Great Plains, the vast agricultural flatlands between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, are renowned for producing most of the country’s corn, wheat, and soybeans. But they are also home to 16 million beef cows, half of the U.S. beef herd. Ranching … Continue reading Ranching in a Warming World – How climate change will affect cattle production in the U.S. Great Plains (and some solutions)

The Complex World of Drought Management on Ranches

OCT 30, 2017     TONI KLEMM Photo: Toni Klemm For the last two years I have been studying decision making in winter wheat farming in the Southern Great Plains. I want to help forecasters provide seasonal climate forecasts that do a better job of warning farmers of upcoming bad conditions, such as drought, extreme rainfall, or heat. … Continue reading The Complex World of Drought Management on Ranches

Talking climate change to middle-schoolers

JUN 26, 2017    by TONI KLEMM 7th-graders learning about climate change. Photo: Toni Klemm We’ve all heard the phrase that science should be explained on the level of sixth- to eighth-graders to be understandable for a general audience, right? But who has ever tried to explain science to actual sixth- to eighth-graders? I can now proudly say … Continue reading Talking climate change to middle-schoolers

The Inside Story: Highlights and perspectives from the first ever National CSC Early Career Training

DEC 11, 2016     TONI KLEMM On November 2nd and 3rd, the first ever National CSC Early Career Training was held at UMass Amherst. Over 2-days, students from across the U.S. heard about peer reserach ranging from butterflies in North Carolina, paleoclimatology along the Gulf Coast, to how wild berries are impacted by fire regimes in Alaska, … Continue reading The Inside Story: Highlights and perspectives from the first ever National CSC Early Career Training

SCCSC offers online class on climate change management

AUG 1, 2016     TONI KLEMM Earlier this year, I wrote an ECCF blog about a fall semester undergraduate class at the University of Oklahoma (OU) that taught students about climate science, the impacts of climate change, and that gave them a look behind the scenes of the climate negotiations at the Paris COP21 meeting last December. Well, I’m happy to … Continue reading SCCSC offers online class on climate change management

6 Tips for Designing and Conducting an Online Survey

MAY 9, 2016     TONI KLEMM Photo: Craig Taylor, Flickr Online surveys are everywhere these days, and with free tools like SurveyMonkey or Google Forms, anyone can conduct a survey. Preparing and conducting a survey for research, however, is no small endeavor and requires careful preparation and consideration. Here are 6 tips for how to get the most out of … Continue reading 6 Tips for Designing and Conducting an Online Survey

From Paris to the Class Room

 FEB 8, 2016     TONI KLEMM Climate negotiations, like last December in Paris, are complex, complicated, and not always fruitful. Last year, an innovative class for undergraduates at the University of Oklahoma gave students hands-on experience of how climate policy is made. This fall the class will go online for everyone around the world to participate. Here … Continue reading From Paris to the Class Room

Looking Forward, Looking Back

 JUN 26, 2015     TONI KLEMM The 2012 Northwest Climate Boot Camp, birthplace of ECCF.Photo credit: Mark Schulze, Oregon State University The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) was started about two and a half years ago, in December 2012. After a small group of students and post-docs attended a great early career training hosted by the Northwest Climate … Continue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back

Bill Hooke About the AMS Policy Program

 JAN 28, 2015     TONI KLEMM Dr. Bill Hooke directed the AMS Policy Program from 2000 to 2013.Photo: Toni Klemm The policy arena is not a place many scientists are familiar with and even fewer are trained to work in. To help scientists learn how the political process works, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) runs the AMS … Continue reading Bill Hooke About the AMS Policy Program