About

I’m the John Fleck who went to Upland High School in the 1970s, Whitman College thereafter. I’m also the John Fleck who writes about science for the Albuquerque Journal. I wrote¬†The Tree Rings’ Tale, a book for middle-school aged kids about the climate of the West. I’m an adjunct faculty member and Writer in Residence in the Water Resources Program at the University of New Mexico. I’m currently at work on an optimistic book book about the future of the Colorado River, which is somewhat unusual. Most such books are pessimistic. The joke was that I’d call it Volvo Desert. The real working title is Beyond the Water Wars, to be published by Island Press.

I’m not the other John Fleck, though I once got his mail.

Frequently Asked Questions (or Questions That Should Be Frequently Asked):

Q: Is there a way to subscribe to all of your blog posts?
A: If you use an RSS reader, I’ve got a feed for you. Or, over in the right-hand rail of this and most of the other pages on the blog, there’s a signup to get an email every time I write something.

Q: Whoa, you write way too much stuff! I don’t want all that email in my inbox. Is there some sort of low-volume alternative?
A: I’m experimenting with a weekly water news newsletter – some of my own work, plus other bits I find worth sharing. Here’s a subscription gizmo to sign up for it:



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Q: How do I get in touch with you?
A: Try the form below, which I don’t think anyone has ever actually used, or you can find me on the Twitter.