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14 March 2020

What It’s Like to Nearly Die from Covid-19

There’s a very fascinating video below, but I want to give a pat on the back to the many science communicators in all fields who like me have tried to give good reliable science-based info on social media over the past two weeks. Particularly, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, past President of the AMS, who has done much to explain how to look critically at the information out there. Many people have …

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4 March 2020

The Internet Can Be A Source of Good Info on Covid-19. Like This!

It seems to me that everyone on social media with a science background should take the time to stop rumors and pass on good science info. Everyone with a science background should have the skills to identify fact-based information. I have been using my social media platforms to do this and I see others in atmospheric science doing the same. A special hat tip to Dr. Marshall Shepherd past President …

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24 February 2020

Looking for Loopholes and Getting Lost On Mount Stupid!

When the famous 1930’s comedian W. C. Fields was dying in a hospital, a friend came to visit him. She was shocked to see the notorious atheist reading a Bible as she walked in. “What are you doing with that?” she asked. W. C. Fields replied “Looking for loopholes!”. This describes a whole group of people on social media whose worldview will not allow that every major scientific body on …

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13 February 2020

NOAA: January 2020 Hottest on Record- 3rd Highest for Any Month

NOAA announced the January global temperature numbers and just like the European (Copernicus) record they rated it as the hottest January on record. It is also noteworthy that the Argentine Antarctic station recorded the hottest temperature ever measured on the continent as well last week. NOAA’s statement is below: Monthly Temperature: January 2020The global land and ocean surface temperature for January 2020 was the highest in the 141-year record, with …

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27 January 2020

Should We Continue To Show Weather Radar To The Public on TV/Online?

I bet that headline got your attention, didn’t it? Before we go on, I’ll state up front that I think the answer is yes, but there is actually a decent argument to be made otherwise. When a cub TV reporter walked into the Weather Bureau office in Galveston, Texas on a muggy summer day in 1961, he saw something that few people had ever seen, a live weather radar image …

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14 January 2020

American Meteorological Society Celebrates 100 Years At Annual Meeting in Boston

Who could have imagined a century ago that the American Meteorological Society would celebrate its 100th-anniversary under high security with bomb-sniffing dogs in an era where the planet’s changing climate was a worldwide threat. Such is the case here on Boston but that aside, it is an amazing event with perhaps more atmospheric scientists together in one place at the same time ever. This meeting is actually many conferences all …

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1 January 2020

Oz is Burning Like Never Before; Smoke Extends 3000 km Across New Zealand!

  The deadly bushfires in Australia have now crossed into the new year and the smoke from the fires has crossed over 1700 km to New Zealand. These fires are now the worst on record and also the deadliest. Look at the image below from the Tasman Glacier on the South Island in New Zealand. The sky is thick with smoke and there are many reports that you can even …

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18 December 2019

Do the Farmers In Kansas Know They Are Paying the Flood Insurance Premiums on Million Dollar Beach Houses?

They are. Not all of the premium, but a good portion of it and not only that, they are helping to rebuild the house and in many cases have paid to rebuild it more than once when the ocean/river swamped it again. It’s called the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and as sea levels rise and hurricanes get wetter, it has gotten some much-needed attention. Still, unless you buy a …

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12 December 2019

NWS Makes Needed Changes to Flash Flood Warnings

What is the number one weather killer in the United States? Did you say tornadoes or hurricanes? If so, you are wrong, but don’t feel bad because everyone misses this question. What IS the main weather killer? In most years it is heat but close behind is floods and particularly flash floods. It seems that nearly every year brings a flood event with great damage and several fatalities. Then there’s …

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24 November 2019

How You Can Destroy Civilization and Virtually No One Would Notice- At Least For a Few Days!

  Chris Colose is a NASA Climate expert working on a new global climate model (GCM). It’s called ROCKE-3D, and is designed to be used not only on earth but on extraterrestrial planets! I can show you could destroy civilization because Chris did it in the new GCM by taking out the CO2 and Methane in one of his model runs, but there’s something you should know first. Were you …

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