Category Archives: weather

Look Up!

On Dec. 14, 1973, the majesty of the atmosphere did not disappear. It also did not disappear on May 4, 1995. If you’re wondering, it has not disappeared since then, either. In fact, the majesty of the atmosphere remains extraordinary, … Continue reading

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What Happened in Joplin?

Seth Fletcher is a talented writer. Consider this description of the day a tornado leveled his hometown of Joplin, Missouri: Just after 5 p.m., two storm chasers driving toward the western edge of Joplin, Missouri, spotted a translucent set of … Continue reading

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Computer Climate Models — A Masochist’s Best Friend

A new paper out of Duke, Stanford, and the Environmental Defense Fund, promises that California will have a hard time fulfilling its carbon sequestration targets if climate keeps changing at the terrifying pace it has of late. Using computer models … Continue reading

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I, Al Gore, Will Control Your Mind … Errr, Gimme a Minute, Just a Minute More, Wait!

Al Gore’s Current TV is not having an easy go of it. With its Italian version shuttered in 2011, it now appears a virtual certainty that Current will also go off the air in the UK early this spring. Spun … Continue reading

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Al Gore, Nowhere to be Found

Among the curiosities to be found in the Climategate e-mails: Not one is addressed to or from Al Gore. One would imagine that someone with his finger on the pulse of climate science would occasionally communicate with a climate scientist. … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Irony

The post below appeared in The Providence Journal of February 8, 2012. In putting together my book on manmade global warming, I found myself bathing in irony more or less continuously. Below is a list of climate ironies in 2012: … Continue reading

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Will the Ponds Freeze in Rhody This Year?

I originally started this blog to discuss “climate change” and local weather and hoped that people would join me on both topics. Truthfully, I have neglected local weather stories, so here is a little one. Entering winter every year in … Continue reading

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Giving Shape to Phantoms

What follows is the second excerpt from my new book, Don’t Sell Your Coat, which can be purchased as a paperback on Amazon here. It will be available on Kindle, iPad, and Nook by New Years. The excerpt is from … Continue reading

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Introducing: Don’t Sell Your Coat

What follows is an excerpt from my new book Don’t Sell Your Coat, available here: I want to examine the moral component of meteorological journalism. As I mentioned near the beginning of this book, I used to be an avid watcher … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter

1. Among the most powerful human urges is to seek shelter. 2. The belief that human beings can, or soon will, control the weather emanates from this urge. 3. With every year that passes, more people and a higher percentage … Continue reading

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