2010-10-11 07:08:52Climate change impacts on CA water resources
dana1981
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I drafted up a blog post on climate change impacts on California water resources for Blog Action Day.  Feedback would be appreciated.
2010-10-11 08:05:31Great post
John Cook

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Very thorough and I'm a big fan of having these types of blog posts more at SkS. For many, AGW is too much of an abstraction. A focus on regional impacts makes it very real, hard to ignore and hard to be so frivolous and cavalier about it.
2010-10-11 15:01:59thanks
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Thanks.  I agree, the 'debate' is turning more towards 'will climate change really have negative effects?', so it's useful to examine regional impacts like this.  Only problem is that there are a lot of non-water-related California impacts that I couldn't cover in this post.
2010-10-11 17:24:49Covering all bases
John Cook

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General rule of thumb, I break up my posts into smaller chunks rather than write long posts. This is for several reasons - one, I'm lazy. Two, readers are lazy. Three, sometimes the repetitiveness of revisiting a common theme is an effective way of reinforcing it in people's minds. In fact, go with reason 3, sounds a lot better than reasons 1 and 2.
2010-10-11 17:57:58
Riccardo

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Accurate, concise and comprehensive. We are getting used to her style.
2010-10-11 21:27:57
Rob Painting
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Yup, your style of writing is very easy to follow Dana. 
2010-10-12 03:26:45thanks
dana1981
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Thanks - I'm a he by the way, not a she.

Are you suggesting that I break this one up into several different posts, John?

2010-10-12 04:12:16
Riccardo

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Argh! Sorry Dana, in italian most of the names ending with an "a" are female.
2010-10-12 07:46:12Breaking into several posts
John Cook

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No, it's a cohesive post as is. Just mentioning it for future reference.

Re male/female names, for over a year, I'd been exchanging emails with Kelly O'day from Climate Charts & Graphs and without even thinking about it, assumed Kelly was a she. In Australia, Kelly is more commonly a female name. I was quite embarrassed when he corrected my misconception. Isn't it great how the interenet brings all these cultures together :-)

2010-10-13 01:09:51comment
Robert Way

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I thought kelly was a she too.. haha
2010-10-13 02:49:41no problem
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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It's okay, I get mistaken for a she all the time, I'm used to it.  Speaking of Italian, you should hear all the different ways Americans butcher my last name (Nuccitelli), Riccardo.  Probably the most common is Noo-sih-tell-ee, and I also get a lot of Noo-ti-chel-ee (correct pronunciation is Noo-chih-tell-ee).

Anyway, I guess this one is ready to go for Saturday.  Feel free to publish it that day John, or I can too.  If you want to say something about Blog Action Day, it might be better if you publish it.

2010-12-04 03:05:38An outstanding article!
jimalakirti

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Very nicely done! 
2010-12-05 04:47:44thanks
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Thanks jim, much appreciated.