SEP 5, 2017 ADRIENNE WOOTTEN AND JESSICA BLACKBAND In recent years, numerous climate projections (such as MACA or LOCA) have been made available for use in impact assessments and adaptation planning. However, the breadth of available projections presents a daunting challenge to managers and scientists who are trying to determine which projections are appropriate for a particular decision context. … Continue reading Using Climate Projections in the (Almost) Real World
JUL 23, 2015 ADRIENNE WOOTTEN This post originally appeared on May 20, 2013 and is part of our throw-back series. One of the projects I’m involved with for the Southeast Climate Science Center involves synthesizing the information available from several datasets created from downscaled climate change projections. In the process of working on this project I was … Continue reading Working With Downscaled Datasets
MAY 14, 2014 ADRIENNE WOOTTEN A few days ago, I got notice about a special issue in Environmental Communication on “Media Research on Climate Change: Where have we been and where are we heading?” One article in particular caught my attention: “How Grammatical Choice Shapes Media Representations of Climate (Un)certainty” by Bailey et al. The article offers a … Continue reading The Uncertain Choice of Words
APR 12, 2013 TONI KLEMM Photo: Getty Images A chat about ice cores and oil business A couple of evenings ago I had an interesting discussion with a friend of my roommate. Let’s call him Pete. Pete, the climate sceptic. Pete and I had never met before, so we started with the usual introduction, and continued … Continue reading Some Say…It’s Just a Hoax!
DEC 29, 2012 ROSIE RECORDS Photo: gettyimages.com The evening I’m writing this, our first real snow this winter has been on the ground for barely a day. My desk (or rather, kitchen table) is in the watershed of the Cache La Poudre River, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The Cache La Poudre is … Continue reading Climate, Weather and Water: A Quick Review From This Fall