Weather forecasting has become a way for the average U.S. television viewer to learn about climate change.
Last week, the British journal Nature Climate Change published study findings linking anthropogenic warming caused by the burning of fossil fuels and atmospheric release of carbon dioxide with weather events. Climate … [Read full article]
Remember the difference between weather and climate? We know what happens when the weather changes—it’s obvious. Climate is another story. Read on. When it rains, you put on a raincoat … [Read full article]
Weather and climate are similar but different. For the most part, they are very distinct phenomena. Below, we talk about the weather first, and then delve into the climate. Weather We measure … [Read full article]
Drones are no longer known as mere weapons of war. At least, that’s how Google, Facebook, and other online giants like Amazon appear to be thinking. Google has just acquired … [Read full article]
Thanks to George Takei on Facebook! for this great Groundhog Day photoon!
If you must postpone a holiday feast, keep it fresh and safe! (Gavin St. Ours, Flickr creative commons). Whatever your menu, you always need to watch out when guests are … [Read full article]
A new study led by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that as the planet warms further as a result of increasing levels of greenhouse gasses in … [Read full article]
The commercial weather service Weather Underground was launched back in 1995 and has for the longest time used information from the US National Weather Service (NWS). However, Weather Underground has … [Read full article]
On their science blog NASA has asked ‘What Happened To All The Snow?’ and it’s a good question, considering that the U.S. is currently experiencing a surprising lack of snow … [Read full article]
Provisional figures released by the United Kingdom’s Met Office reveal that while December may have been closer to average temperatures in 2011, the year as a whole was the second … [Read full article]
The slow moving weather systems that lead to massive snowfalls like the now popularly known Snowmageddon that hit the East Coast of the United States in the winter of 2009-10 … [Read full article]
At 2:48 am (PDT) this morning, NASA successfully launched the NPP space craft into orbit. ‘NPP’ stands for ‘NPOESS Preparatory Project’* and the mission is the first in a series … [Read full article]