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7 May 2020

YouTube Conspiracy Theory Video Goes Viral. Here Is Some Hard Truth

   You can also get some more science from a group of virologists who produce a podcast called This Week in Virology. This is more for biology students and experts but there is great info here as well.

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1 May 2020

Have You Given Up Teaching Your Kids at Home? I Can Help!

Watch the video! Note: the image in the headline on the AGU Blogosphere page is of my friend Joe Witte. He’s right too, Science Works!

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5 April 2020

Questions about Covid19 and Virology? The Doctor is In!

The last straw this week was today’s  BBC story of conspiracy theorists setting fire to mobile phone towers. It seems they think the Covid19 virus is being caused by the upgrade to 5g mobile phone service. While I don’t there is any hope for these folks, if you’re convinced the Moon landing was real and that pro wrestling is a hoax, I think I can help with some reliable info …

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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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