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8 November 2010

A Warm October In America

The incredible warmth globally this year has continued into October across America. Almost the entire 48 states were above normal in October. The Mountain West and the North were the warmest. This warmth also shows up in the temperature extremes. Nationwide, there were 1544 new record highs in October. Only 321 record lows were set. This trend has actually been increasing for decades now! Another sign of our warming global …

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6 November 2010

Brian Cox and the Large Hadron Collider

Can particle physics and the Universe be explained in 15 minutes? If you’re Brian Cox it can. Meet the new Carl Sagan.

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3 November 2010

Would you survive an asteroid hit? Find out here.

I’ve often wondered about something. Suppose a 1000 meter wide space rock  were to hit Nashville, TN. Would I survive here in Huntsville in North Alabama? It would depend on many factors of course. Nashville is about 165 km to my north. That’s a BIG factor.   The size of the asteroid, and the angle of impact, are others. Let’s say that it hit at a 60 degree angle and …

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1 November 2010

Climate Change Linked To Southeast U.S. Floods/Heatwaves

People often ask if a flood, a snowstorm, or a hot summer was caused by climate change. The correct answer is to say that no one weather event can be blamed on climate change, but certain weather events become more likely to occur. Here in the Southeast U.S. we had a very hot summer. Downright brutal actually. The hottest on record in many cities. Atlanta had one of it’s worst …

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