| Feb 13, 2010
I'm always telling the skeptics that Los Angeles does too have four seasons: They're called fire, flood, drought and quake.
FOR THE RECORD:
Patzert: In the Patt Asks Q&A with climatologist Bill Patzert on Feb. 13, the amount of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Where to start?
At the end, limping into Deadhorse, Alaska, with their crippled tandem bicycle and wading into the Arctic Ocean after 19 months on the road?
At the beginning, fighting powerful Patagonian head winds and unforgiving rough gravel roads...
| Sep 1, 2013
The mountain makes a fine vacation companion. It offers gaspingly beautiful views and, midhike, gasp-inducing terrain.
The mountain's sunny days inspire the fitness fantasy, easily relinquished for cool nights of deep sleep.
In the kitchen, though,...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 1:32 PM
The toughest decision facing those who come here to enjoy the water is where to go and what to do first.
Anglers can fish for snook, sea trout, redfish and tarpon in the Indian River or in the St. Lucie River or they can fish for kingfish, cobia,...
| Mar 15, 2012
American politicians have the attention span of a gnat. Consider the silence and inaction on global warming.
In 2006, Al Gore stunned the nation with the release of the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and proof of the disastrous consequences of...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 11:35 AM
One of the benefits of being retired is making contact with those you knew a long time ago.
There will always be a certain bond with your high school classmates, a bond strong enough to make efforts every five years to have a class reunion. It is quite...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:12 AM
NEW YORK -- Let me propose an initiative for the next administration, starting with Day One: Get the nation started on the surge barriers, flood walls and other big infrastructure projects that can protect our coastal cities from being ravaged by the next...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Over the last decade, I've published more than 500 columns. But none got more reaction than my column of March 15 entitled "Politicians Fiddle While Earth Burns," lamenting the fact that Congress was doing nothing about global warming. Clearly,...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:19 AM
Winter is set to return for the next couple of days but a prolonged cold, frigid spell is likely not going to happen. I think a return to more normal weather is going to occur over the final bit of February as one key “winter” index is...
| Feb 10, 2013
New Orleans swings below sea level, a fact we are unable to grasp. Near sea level: nice. At sea level: charming. Below sea level: huh?
Those easy afternoons ambling the cobblestone, scalding chicory-au-lait in hand, should, logically, have required...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Last week, the world got a case of sticker shock. For the first time in recorded history, the price of our energy-rich lifestyle hit the magic number of 400 parts-per-million carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
There's no politics involved in this number....