Climate Change?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Climate Change, Science

As a meteorology student, I often get asked questions from non-meteorologists about “global-warming.” Somehow we have all developed personal opinions about this subject unlike other environmental topics. (Do you have a personal opinion about the stabilization of the ozone hole? Of course not, that is like sooo 90s!) After all, a wide spectrum of disciplines […]

To Bee or Not to Bee – Colony Collapse Disorder

the following post is not meant really to express an environmental concern, it is a metaphor.  bees are insects that exhibit many of the traits of civilization, they have division of labor, they build colonies, they work collaboratively toward goals, they have architecture.  the reading below is from Harper’s Magazine Findings section.  when I read […]

Machete vs. Machine

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009 in Choken Word, Climate Change, Globalwarming

Machete vs. Machine All the species of the land will be swallowed whole by waters rising in our lifespan. Climate change is a pesky commercial playing in the other room as you eat your pizza and watch the game. The game is now and it’s not a rehearsal. What game do you choose to watch […]

Spread the love, spread the data!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2009 in Climate Change, Science

Data is to science as to what keys are to a lock. Data allows scientists, those from any discipline who employ the scientific method, to answer questions. Since data can be a valuable tool, it is worthwhile to understand the background related to various types of data. For this example, I will describe climate data […]