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Climate Blue

  1. The eyes of Texas are on you

    While pundits focus on the political fallout of Texas’s climate disaster, Ricky Rood has more pressing concerns.

  2. Are you experienced?

    Ricky Rood evaluates the impressive ‘climate credentials’ held by the Biden administration.

  3. Looking back, moving forward

    As we kick 2020 to the curb, Ricky Rood says climate and COVID don’t follow the conventions of our calendar.

  4. Clean-up crew

    Ricky Rood projects potential climate impacts under a new U.S. presidential administration.

  5. Can we turn COVID into a climate opportunity?

    On a clear day, you can see … smoke?

  6. Is ‘normal’ a thing of the past?

    As catastrophic climate events intensify worldwide, Ricky Rood ponders ‘re-normalizing’ in an abnormal environment.

  7. It starts with a downburst

    Raise your hand if you heard the word ‘derecho’ before August 2020.

  8. Doing science in public

    It’s a tricky proposition, especially when emerging science impacts emerging public policy.

  9. Collective soul

    We must relieve the tension between individual freedom and collective responsibility to address the climate crisis, says Ricky Rood.