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18 What Makes Good Climates
Many factors affect any given climate and how well people can adapt.
22 A River Runs Through
Egypt: Nile Floods and Civilization
The highs and lows of the Nile River have shaped the course of Egyptian civilization for more than 8,000 years.
Fekri A. Hassan
26 Climate Policy in an
The same philosophy that leads people to buy insurance for house fires and accidents should guide society for future climate change policy.
30 Illuminating the Black
Box of Climate
Global climate models have gotten a boost in recent years from better geologic information and more computing power, but long-term prediction remains challenging.
Investing in Cooperative Water Research
More funding is essential to the future of U.S. water monitoring and research partnerships.
Emery T. Cleaves
8 NEWS NOTES
17 POLITICAL SCENE
42 EDUCATION &
44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN