Posts Under ‘severe weather’ Category

Severe Weather = the New Normal is a Fraught Meme

This week NPR asks: When can a big storm or drought be blamed on climate change? If you have been nodding in approval to everything that Bill McKibbenĀ and his fellow climate concerned advocates say on this subject, then you already have your answer. And if you are familiar with the “new normal” meme, which I…Continue Reading…

Is There a Slant to Climate Reporting?

Here’s a trick question: Is climate journalism slanted? Before you answer, let’s look at a series of tweets by atmospheric science researcher Ryan Maue, who clearly has an opinion on this. We’ll start with this one from today: Every AP story on weather starts fine then at end includes climate change advocacy … it’s “left…Continue Reading…

Burning Down the House

Michael Tobis impresses with this nuanced explication of a sticky issue. He asks: The question is how we should be thinking about extreme events. Notably, extreme weather events, and extreme environmental events of sorts that are connected to weather and climate, such as wildfires and infestations. There is a tendency for those of us who…Continue Reading…