We’ll be on travel for the next two weeks, returning to Washington, DC, on August 20. Posting will be infrequent, if we post at all.  Comment moderation will likely have long time lags.  To our research associate Katherine O’Konski, who is headed off to law school, we say farewell with appreciation for her good work on the project during the past year.

Try to stay cool, and be sure to read this Washington Post op-ed by James Hansen:  “Climate change is here — and worse than we thought”.  And his related article to be published August 6 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (a draft version is available here:  Public Perception of Climate Change and the New Climate Dice).