It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Silver Lining

I think one of the minor benefits of the huge catastrophes has been an increase in contact between climatologists and operational meteorologists. I am looking forward to conversations with a couple of them as we try to figure out exactly how weird the recent events in Asia actually were in some sort of objective sense.

2 comments:

Dan Olner said...

We could also do with re-assessing potential costs, cf.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-10943606

"The UN has launched an appeal for $459m (£290m) to help victims of Pakistan's flood disaster."

The international community has thus far failed to meet that target; presumably in future that problem will only get worse.

Rick H. said...

"The skeptics are sweating"

http://climateprogress.org/2010/08/15/stu-ostro-weather-channel-global-warming/