There is an article on The Atlantic about a couple of NASA scientists considering the question of pre-human civilisations on Earth. If it was short lived how would we tell it had been there? What would we be looking for anyway?
After six weeks in Tibet being chased by The Abominable Snowmen, the TARDIS crew might have been hoping for a stop off in warmer climes. No such luck! On November 11th, 1967, The Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines), and Victoria (Deborah Watling) fell off another snow covered mountain, emerging into a…
Writing or otherwise discussing the future climate of Earth is … not always easy.
Just under three years ago I wrote about a climatologist who was fighting against some libel of his work. The case recently had an update so this is a rare Observation Deck article sequel (!).
Astronaut and meterolgist Piers Sellers passed away yesterday, aged 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
As was slightly reported last week on two of the Gizmodo Media blogs (thanks to Gizmodo and The Slot for reporting), US President-Elect Donald J. Trump talked with the New York Times and covered a lot of topics. During this interview he, in usual Trump style, made up a new wrong meme, pushed old wrong memes, and said…
NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information released their Global State of the Climate report about May 2016 yesterday. Among their findings was that May 2016 was the warmest May, globally, in 137 years of May data. ... the 2nd warmest May was the previous May.
I mean at least according to NASA. I know some people don’t take them seriously.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at all 17 of the Republican Party candidates treated as serious candidates.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at Governor Chris Christie, Governor Scott Walker, Governor John Kasich, and former Governor Jim Gilmore.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at former Governor Rick Perry, former Governor Jeb Bush, awful human being Donald Trump, and former governor Bobby Jindal.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at former Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governor George Pataki, and Senator Lindsey Graham.
Welcome back to 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today I’ll briefly look at Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina.
James Hansen and 16 other authors have a new paper, in review, at Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. It discusses possible short-term climate change, sea level rise, and land ice melt. It’s a few different things at once so I’ll talk about different parts of it beneath some headers.
A new study released in Nature today synthesizes a several centuries worth of historical data relating to textual evidence of dragon presence. Alarmingly, there appears to be a direct association with increasing mean global temperatures. While I am not entirely convinced by the authors' conclusions (a quantitative…
Hi, and welcome to a potentially face-palming experience called 2016 POTUS Candidates and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Today, I’ll examine Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is going to formally enter the 2016 POTUS race tomorrow.
Our planet runs on sunlight. The steady stream of free energy that rains down on us from above keeps us warm, drives our cycles of wind and rain, and powers the photosynthesis that ultimately feeds very nearly every living thing on Earth.
On the io9 frontpage yesterday there's this article by Mr. Dvorsky about a recent scientific paper that argues that the current California drought is "likely caused" by anthropogenic global warming (AGW).
Anthropogenic climate change (ACC) makes sense from basic scientific principles. But for the faithful, the supernatural trumps basic science. Who are some anthropogenic climate change contrarians (ACCCs) who think a deity will solve ACC?
I know: SHOCKED FACE! Fox News Editor George Russell (seen here), can barely contain himself. Climate Change? Oh, you mean the Lefty conspiracy to make us give up our precious fossil fuels for some bullshit reason like stopping a runaway greenhouse effect, or keeping sea level from rising? If we want to protect…