John Fialka



John was the founding editor of Climatewire. He's now a reporter working on special projects, based in Denver, Co. He's a former reporter with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered a wide variety of issues for the Washington bureau. He also served abroad as the lead reporter for the Journal in the first Gulf War and in the London bureau, during the waning days of the Cold War. He has written four books and is the co-founder of SOAR!, a group that has raised more than $10 million to help retired Catholic sisters and brothers.

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Droughts and deluges traced to atmospheric waves

BOULDER, Colo. — Researchers have traced the severe winter droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015 and this year's unusually wet winter that caused widespread flooding in the state to the same phenomenon: wavelike patterns of winds in the upper atmosphere that circle the globe.