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PODCAST: Climate Change and Drought, DRI’s Climatologist Kelly Redmond


This episode features the Desert Research Institute’s Dr. Kelly T. Redmond, regional climatologist. Dr. Redmond is also Deputy Director, Western Regional Climate Center. We discuss climate change and its relationship to drought; in particular, what’s in store for Reno and Northern Nevada in relation to drought.

Topics covered:

  • Greenhouse gas
  • Climate change
  • Global warming
  • Science communications
  • Science literacy
  • Atmospheric changes
  • Climate skeptics
  • Scientific consensus of climate change
  • Scientific method
  • Ways of knowing
  • Standards of proof
  • Making predictions
  • When scientists change their minds
  • Human population growth
  • Climate models / predictions
  • El niño, la niña
  • Weather forecasts / projections
  • Drought/climate correlations
  • Sierra / Nevada drought

Entities mentioned:

  • Nevada
  • Colorado River System
  • Desert Research Institute
  • MIT
  • Lake Tahoe
Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR.