Advertisement

You are browsing the archive for 2008 September.

24 September 2008

The Oregon Institute of Silly Poppycock

We started a series of on air stories on common climate chnage myths tonight. I submitted the idea to my News Director in late August and gave her several ideas. She thought the one about the Oregon Institue of Science and Medicine would be a good start. I work with some very, very talented journalists, and photo editors. They are very good at taking the Science I write, and repackaging …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


23 September 2008

I Expect A Thank You for This!

If you read this journal often, then you must have the same fascination with Science as I do. Trust me when I tell you that the mathematical beauty and wonder of the universe is just as wondrous as the part we can see. There has been and still is a revolution going on in Physics. It is a difficult subject with a firm knowledge of Calculus required to grasp the …

Read More >>

2 Comments/Trackbacks >>


17 September 2008

2008 Now Second Lowest for Arctic Ice

I mentioned a few weeks back that we were very close to matching last year’s record low in Arctic ice. The ice usually reaches it’s greatest melt back the first week in September. The data is in ,and we just barely missed breaking another record. 2006 is now the second lowest on record. More, and more of the ice researchers believe we have reached the tipping point. Once we pass …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


13 September 2008

All This on a Cat 2. Houston Was Just Another Warning

Something has certainly messed with Texas. Everyone knows who- Ike. Ike was only a category two hurricane, but the flooding was, and still is, significant. Hobby airport in South Houston had gusts to 96 mph. Over 2.8 Million are without power. In an area where everyone lives in air conditioning, there may be quite a few casualties of the heat over the next few days. Imagine if this had been …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


10 September 2008

So Long Little Red Corsica

About 5 years ago the TV station I work for decided to auction off some of it’s older vehicles. One car in particular had a very troubled past. A 1995 red Corsica. It seems that one time the steering wheel came off in a reporters hand while driving down the road. Then the transmission fell out of it as well. All those things were fixed and with 120,000 miles it …

Read More >>

1 Comment/Trackback >>


3 September 2008

Two Must Read Articles In The NY Times

Andy Revkin the science writer at the New York Times has an interesting article on Arctic sea ice today. The ice reached a new record low last September and is approaching the same level again this year. You should realize that the ice cover is disappearing at a much faster rate than the IPCC models have been forecasting.  Now, a majority of scientists who study the ice, feel that we …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


1 September 2008

More Trouble Brewing In The Mid-Atlantic

Looking at the satellite imagery this evening is a scary prospect. Hannah is now a hurricane east of the Bahamas. The numerical weather prediction (NWP) guidance brings it into Savannah or S. Carolina as a minimal hurricane by Friday afternoon. A new tropical storm has formed in the middle of the Tropical Atlantic. This system looks very healthy, and is now named Tropical Storm Ike. I suspect it will become …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>