You are browsing the archive for December 2016 - Page 2 of 2 - Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal.
8 December 2016
The Next Time You Really Mess Things Up- Remember This Story
He had been called onto the carpet as they say, and it was not just a middle manager. It was the top boss. He’d been expecting it for over 24 hours now, and as he walked downstairs he could not help but think that he should just call it a career, and chuck it all. He was at retirement age after all, so why not. It was a long career …
6 December 2016
Another Smoking Gun that the Earth’s Thermostat is Going Haywire
While those who do not live in the world of facts share fake news stories about the planet’s temperature dropping, the real data is far different. We will almost certainly set a new hottest year on record this year, breaking the previous record, last year, and the current second place holder, the year before that! Meteorologist Guy Walton keeps close track of the number of record highs versus record lows …
2 December 2016
We’ve Been Waiting for this Whopper, and It Has Arrived!
We all knew it was coming, and this week it was delivered, just in time for Christmas. It’s the post El Nino, “The globe is cooling and climate change has stopped” myth. First an explanation: During an El Nino event, very warm water covers much of the Equatorial Pacific, warming the air while cooling the oceans. Because of this, the hottest years globally are almost always El Nino years, and …