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30 April 2013
The Red Flags Of Quackery
This is from sci-ence.org: I might add in the phrase “THEY” as in “What THEY don’t want you to know”. Who are “They”?? Also if you see the word “chemtrail” or “Haarp”, you are deep into tin foil hat country…
27 April 2013
Reprint of NWS Announcement That Dual Pole Radar Upgrade is Complete.
NOAA’s National Weather Service completes Doppler radar upgrades Advanced technology proves valuable during severe weather April 25, 2013 Dual-pol data shows what type of precipitation is falling based on its shape.Download here (Credit: NOAA) This week, the National Weather Servicecompleted the dual-polarization technology update in Brownsville, Texas – concluding the 122 NWS radar site upgrades throughout the country. This new advanced technology is helping federal weather forecasters more accurately track, assess and …
March 2013 is 337th Consecutive Month Above 20th Century Average
From NOAA: While Mother Nature was still giving the United States the cold shoulder during March, many other areas across the world experienced higher-than-average monthly temperatures according to the latest statistics from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. The average global temperature for March 2013 tied with 2006 as the 10th warmest March since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 37th consecutive March and 337th consecutive month with a global …
24 April 2013
Parenting in an Age of Climate Change: Communicating the Tough Truths to Children
This is a repost courtesy of Bud Ward at the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media. Well worth a read. Climate communications takes on a new seriousness when it is one’s own children needing to be communicated with. There are certain difficult conversations with children that every parent confronts — sex, drugs, illness, death. And then, in every era, there are those terrible events that spring seemingly from nowhere and must be …
22 April 2013
Happy Earth Day!
The view from the NASA Terra satellite this afternoon is just stunning. It shows the cold and snow of winter remaining over Canada but look at the advancing bright green spring in Virginia! This is a true colour image from low Earth orbit. Click here for a BIG version!
NASA Was Making Dreamers Today
Thousands of people in the Mid-Atlantic saw something they had never seen before today. A rocket going into orbit. Orbital Sciences launched their Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at 5 PM. NASA’s small visitor center hosted hundreds of people with a good view and mission audio. Thousands of folks from Washington to Baltimore, and along the beaches of Assateague Island saw the launch. It’s events like this that make dreamers out of the …
19 April 2013
What Happens If You squeeze Out A Wet Rag….In Zero G???
This happens. Is that cool or not! Hat tip to Meteorologist Sean Sublette for that.
17 April 2013
Antares Launch To Be Visible To Millions This Week
Orbital will attempt to launch the Antares rocket from the NASA Wallops Island facility Wednesday at 5 PM. The location of the launch means that millions will have the chance of seeing something that is usually only visible to those in Florida, or near Vandenberg AFB in California. The map below shows how high above the horizon the Antares vehicle will appear as it heads to space. Orbital Science hopes …
16 April 2013
Thoughts about today from my fellow AGU blogger Callan Bentley who ran the 100th Boston Marathon.
In case you did not see it- Check out Callan’s post. Just click the image.
14 April 2013
I Participated In A Google Hangout As Part of National Environmental Education Week
I work with the folks at the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) in Washington frequently and they do a fantastic job. When they asked me to participate in a Google Hangout as part of National Environmental Education Week, I said sure! A big thanks to NEEF and Google! It was a blast and I have had a lot of nice comments. You can see it here: