Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dave Goodrich’s coast-to-coast bicycle trek and rolling climate change education project

Our friend David Goodrich has completed his transcontinental Atlantic-to-Pacific bicycle ride after retiring earlier this year from the NOAA Climate Program Office, where he headed up the Climate Observation Division at the end of a long science career. Along the … Continue reading

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“Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming”

Rather than despair over the inevitable human suffering, loss of biodiversity, rising sea levels, and higher temperatures that accompany anthropogenic climate change, ecologist and author Amy Seidl sees an opportunity for human society to develop new norms through adaptation – … Continue reading

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NOAA draft scientific integrity policy a work in progress

In a July 28 teleconference hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to discuss NOAA’s Draft Scientific Integrity Policy, agency representatives acknowledged that the draft policy needs further development in order to safeguard agency scientists against perceived barriers to … Continue reading

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“Federal Disaster Assistance Budgeting: Are We Weather ready?”

The federal government, unlike the private insurance industry, is constrained by federal statutes in its capacity to incorporate climate change preparedness strategies into disaster relief and funding decisions. To date, U.S. domestic disaster relief spending for fiscal year 2011 exceeds … Continue reading

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