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Red States Get Redder

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Red States Get Redder

Some of the most loyal Republican Congressional districts, particularly in the Midwest, are projected to face some of the most severe temperature shifts and precipitation declines from global warming -- despite their elected officials' stances on climate change. I write on the analysis and the political and environmental issues following the 2014 midterm elections for Slate.

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The Power and Energy of Water

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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The Power and Energy of Water

The energy-water nexus defines the mutual relationship between two essential resources. My Fall 2013 article for Headwaters Magazine explores how planners and policymakers in Colorado and the West are increasingly evaluating energy sources based on their water use and how choices can address growth, climate change and other issues.

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Mission: Climate Change

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Mission: Climate Change

Climate policy may be a minefield in U.S. politics, but the Pentagon sees liabilities of a different kind and is forging ahead with plans to reduce the military's carbon footprint and prepare for climate impacts. A feature for the Daily Climate, April 2012.

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Extreme Measures

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Extreme Measures

This year's rash of severe weather has scientists scrambling to understand the connection between increasing emissions and natural disasters. My November 2011 article for the Daily Climate focuses on the push to predict extreme weather events and link them to climate change.

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A Discernible Human Influence

Monday, October 17, 2011

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A Discernible Human Influence

When Stephen Schneider died in July 2010, the climate science community lost one of its leading and most articulate voices. Colleagues and a new generation of researchers are carrying forth his spirit and approach to understanding and explaining the impacts of climate change. A September 2011 article from Miller-McCune online.

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Flight Risk

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Flight Risk

The good news for birds facing changing climates: they can fly away from harsh conditions. The bad news: their food usually can't. A short article from the Autumn 2010 issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine.

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After the Aftermath

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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After the Aftermath

Long after the benefit concerts are finished, the victims of hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis suffer severe emotional aftershocks. Is there a better way to respond to disaster? An article from the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Miller-McCune magazine.

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Altered State

Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Altered State

A detailed look at the science and impacts of climate change in Colorado, and what a carbon-loaded future may hold in the state, from February 2008 in the Chronicle.

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The Why of the Storm

Thursday, June 14, 2007

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The Why of the Storm

Research shows climate change may be feeding extreme hurricanes, which could bring about the second coming for weather modification to avert disasters. But, then, just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should. A June 2007 feature for the Rocky Mountain Chronicle.

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