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11 June 2010

The Noisy 11%

There was an article in the New York Times this week that surprised a lot of people. I was happy to see it but not really that surprised. It was a poll that asked the following questions: Yup, 75% of the scientific sample believe that the planet is getting warmer and humans are the cause. Considering what you hear on TV and especially on talk radio in America, that may …


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16 Dead in Arkansas Flash Flood (Updated)

There are many similarities to the flash flood that hit Montgomery County, Arkansas last night and the Big Thompson Canyon flood in Colorado in 1976. Both were National Forest campgrounds near streams. 145 campers died on 31 July in 1976 in the Colorado flood. The death toll now stands at 16 in Arkansas.  Some are still missing. What Caused It The flood was caused by what meteorologists call an MCS. …


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