I’ve said before that Kelly Redmond is something of a national treasure. This interview by Kit Stolz is a good reminder of why.
In an age of scientific generalization, Kelly, deputy director of the Western Regional Climate Center, is the quintessential generalist in a couple of different ways. First, he’s conversant with all the key scientific work anyone’s doing that has any implications for understanding the climate of western North America. Second, he’s always out and about talking to the people who need climate information, giving him a great sense of what’s actually important at the interface between climate science and society.