Weatherdem's Weblog

Bridging climate science, citizens, and policy


I am an atmospheric scientist who is politically active.

I enjoy the outdoors and am an amateur photographer.  I play in-line hockey and soccer. I love watching all levels of ice hockey.

I’m taking classes towards a Master of Science in Atmospheric Science with an emphasis on policy analysis.  I’m a voracious reader of books, magazines, and blogs.


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  1. I’ve recently looked over your site and believe that your reader-base and visitors might be a possible advertising venue for us.

    I am interested in traditional link advertising as well as using link “blurbs” on certain pages of your site, or on certain articles – perhaps even submitting articles. This includes but is not limited to purchasing a post also. We are open to any idea that would allow us to capture interested readers, but would prefer to avoid the traditional “Ads by Google” and “Sponsored Links” sections.

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  2. I’d like to link to you as well. Your environmental outlook is rational and business-like and this kind of perspective can work well. My site is and Email me with any thoughts.

    Green Collar Media

  3. Hi Weahterdem,

    I was delighted to see your piece on Betsy Markey (had randomly searched about the campaign remotely from DC) and I hope that our paths have crossed in the past (ten years at NOAA, 15 years around weather, water and climate). Betsy was a Presidential Management Fellow (used to be called the PMI program) with me back in the 1980’s and was computer security before it was cool when she was at Treasury and I was at NOAA in various capacities, including the NWS. I consider her a dear personal friend. She is as solid as we could ever wish. I have tried to rally the NOAA, UCAR/NCAR, UC and CSU community in CO and Betsy is well aware of the role of the CO community in atmospheric research and operations,, climate research and hopefully to operations, hydrology and water issues, etc.

    At any rate, I just wanted to thank you and encourage your excellent, intelligent blog life.


  4. I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award because, even though there may not be very many atmospheric physicists on WordPress, I think you are the best! Therefore, if you choose to accept the Award (or you can just decline this light-hearted nonsense and delete this comment), there are a few things you are required to do:

    — Create a new post on your blog with the Award logo at the top/centre.
    — Thank the one who nominated you.
    — Nominate 12 to 15 other bloggers.
    — Share 7 random facts about yourself.
    — Inform each nominee.
    — Add a thumbnail of the Award logo to your Home Page (optional)

    Accordingly, after 03:02 hrs GMT on Wednesday 8 February 2012, you will be able to see what I said about you and/or your blog in my post in which you are nominated at…

  5. Martin was the person who recommended your site so look forward to following it (is the subscription option available?)

    But I have a general question. What US weather sites would be recommended in terms of getting both a historical (30 year) view of climatic conditions and the current trends?

    I write as an Englishman living in Arizona (Payson) wanting to get a better view of the ideal location for the next 25 years.

    Thanks in advance, Paul

    • Thanks for dropping by, Paul. I hope you enjoy what you find here.

      I think the only site that I know of that does what you’re looking for is the following:

      By all means, if it isn’t what you’re looking for, let me know. I would be interested in finding additional resources on this topic as well.

  6. Pingback: Science blogs that I recommend | Science on the Land

  7. I wanted to pass along a site I built,, though which Americans can easily search for their local TV meteorologist and send them an email encouraging them to connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather. Seemed right up you alley.

    You’ve done a lot of great work here, you should be proud of this blog.

    Mark Mesle

    • Thanks for dropping by, Mark. 50yearforecast is an interesting project. I took a look around and liked what I saw. Keep up the good work!

  8. Always nice to find other logical scientist/photographers in the blogging community.

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