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8 June 2011

The Great American Disconnect

Awhile back, I did a short post about the greatest scientific myth in America. The myth is that scientists are divided about whether or not climate change is happening. As I said in the previous post, this is just not true. Peer reviewed studies (see here and here)  have shown consistently that about 97.5% of active scientists working ion the field agree that the planet is warming. They agree that …


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7 June 2011

Spectacular Coronal Mass Ejection on Sun. NASA Scientist Calls it “An Amazing Event!”

The flare was one of the most dramatic ever recorded by the solar dynamics observatory but thankfully it was not directed toward Earth. This will have little or no effect on Earth but it is a powerful reminder of how dynamic our nearest star is! The entire history of human evolution is but a slow yawn in the lifetime of the sun. Here is a video with commentary by a …


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6 June 2011

Landsat 5 Image of Massachusets Tornado Track And Chile Volcano

What a year it’s been for tornadoes. Look at the track of the deadly tornado that hit near Springfield, Mass. last week. This is from the folks at NASA Earth Observatory. Also… The view of the Chile volcano eruption from the AQUA MODIS sensor


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Pictures From Space-Tornadoes and Their Aftermath

I’m just back from 9 days in Europe touring the World War One Battlefields of Flanders. I will share some of that soon, but in case you have not seen it yet-the before and after of the deadliest tornado on record since 1950. These were in the Hartford Courant Newspaper. Joplin Before:   The tornado that hit near Springfield Mass. (while I was in Europe) has also produced some interesting …


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