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9 December 2011

Four Days At The AGU-The World’s Biggest Science Meeting

My first AGU annual meeting is over and what a fun and fascinating week it has been. Several of my fellow AGU bloggers have also been here, but I unfortunately did not get to meet them. My only true disappointment this week, but there is always next year! This place is the holy grail for anyone who loves science, and even more, loves learning something they did not know before. …


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7 December 2011

Discovery Channel agrees to air ALL of Frozen Planet

I received an email, here at the AGU in San Francisco today, that the Discovery Channel will air all 7 parts of Frozen Planet. This will include part 7 on climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic. Apparently, a petition with 80,000 signatures did the trick! (TV channels hate to be embarrassed by their decisions, both local affiliates and cable networks.) Here at the AGU conference, I met Dr. Richard …


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4 December 2011

BBC Offers a Dumbed Down Version of Frozen Planet For American Media

  Sir David Attenborough’s arrival at McMurdo Station, Antarctica in January 2010 was the talk of the continent. I know, because I was on the same C-17 he flew in on and he was the talk of the aircraft too! His very name conjures up over 50 years of incredible stories about the world we live in, and what is best about television. Now, he was arriving to tell the …


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1 December 2011

Santa Ana Winds Poised To Howl Through The Southland

The winds are already gusting over 50 at Bullhead City Arizona and it looks like a major Santa Ana event is brewing for Southern California. The winds may exceed 50 mph across much of the Southland on Thursday and the fire danger will be extreme. These winds are an interesting phenomenon, and there are a lot of misconceptions about their causes. Here is a basic primer on the causes, and …


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