by Paulina Ćwik “I saw devastation. The town was just destroyed. This was the end of Brandenburg (Kentucky) as I knew it” recalls Jane Willis after a violent tornado ravaged her hometown during a Super Tornado Outbreak of 1974 (“When Weather Changed History – Super Outbreak”). In the United States, stories like Jane’s echo almost … Continue reading What is the future of Tornado Outbreaks?
A team of coffee farmers in South America know climate change will affect timing, water use, and yields, but they’re not sure how to make adjustments for their particular crops based on the latest science. Water basin managers in the Rockies are making long-term water supply plans but they need more localized climate projections and … Continue reading But do we understand each other? – Applying a communication model to science co-production
Apr 20, 2021 by TONI KLEMM Chocolate and hiking trips aside, there are few things I like more than intuitive and informative figures about scientific data. Visualizing our research in intriguing and comprehensible ways is essential in sharing it with peers, stakeholders, decision makers, and the public. Examining a figure can be more time-efficient than … Continue reading A Figure is Worth a Thousand Words – The Power of Data Visualization
DEC. 10, 2020 by ADRIENNE WOOTTEN Every Fall, many of us working in climate science would usually be attending the major end-of-year conferences, meeting colleagues, making connections, presenting our work, and receiving constructive comments and criticism. But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how millions of people interact personally and professionally. One such meeting is the … Continue reading Virtually Presenting vs. Personally Present – The (Lost) Power of Conferences
NOV. 5, 2020 by CLAY TUCKER and JILL TREPANIER “It was over in less than two and a half hours,” our neighbor Bob explained about his experience with Hurricane Zeta on October 28, 2020. Bob is a rarity: a permanent resident in the small unincorporated coastal town of Cocodrie, Louisiana. Though the nearest post office … Continue reading The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season in Perspective
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 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 is part of the … Continue reading Ranching in a Warming World – How climate change will affect cattle production in the U.S. Great Plains (and some solutions)
OCT. 15, 2020 by TINA MOZELEWSKI Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tina Mozelewski, a Ph.D. student in North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and 2018-2019 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Global Change Research Fellow. This blog is reposted with permission from the Climate Impacts Blog hosted by … Continue reading Getting the Most Bang For Your Conservation Buck
OCT. 8, 2020 by ADRIENNE WOOTTEN Let’s face it, the current pandemic has changed a lot for how most scientists work. We’re teleworking more than before, doing webinars, and having virtual meetings in place of in-person meetings. One thing I do frequently is climate modeling 101 presentations and webinars. Back in June, I was asked … Continue reading Recording Science at Home
SEP. 16, 2020 THE EDITORIAL BOARD [ADRIENNE WOOTTEN, MEAGHAN GUCKIAN, CLAY TUCKER, TONI KLEMM, LINDSEY MIDDLETON, CAIT ROTTLER] Have you ever been awake to see the sun as it rises? Have you been there, waiting in the dark as that first bit of light cracks across the horizon? Did you plan to be there for … Continue reading The Sun Rises on a New Day
DEC. 13, 2018 THE EDITORIAL BOARD [MICHELLE STAUDINGER, ADRIENNE WOOTTEN, MEAGHAN GUCKIAN, EZRA MARKOWITZ, CLAY TUCKER, ELSITA KIEKEBUSCH, TONI KLEMM, LINDSEY MIDDLETON, CAIT ROTTLER] In 2012, a group of bright- eyed students and post-docs gathered at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Blue River, Oregon, to learn about climate change, climate adaptation, and science communication. … Continue reading The Future is Waiting, Just Around the Riverbend
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