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A Memorial Day tribute

May 31, 2010


Today is the day we honor the men and women who died in our nation’s wars. I’d like to honor three very different World War II vets today by telling you my recollections of them. I don’t remember Mr. Roberts’ first name, and only learned it at his funeral while I was in college. I […]

Gulf oil has likely reached the Loop Current

May 18, 2010


The image at right is a composite of the most recent MODIS satellite image of the spill area in the Gulf of Mexico and a National Weather Service model of the Loop Current. It was created by Brad Johnson of Think Progress’ The Wonk Room. The composite image shows that the oil spill area has […]

Deepwater Horizon rig "damaged" – WTF?

May 14, 2010


I was heading into work today when I heard someone on NPR talking about the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the rig’s owners Transocean. Apparently Transocean is trying to limit the company’s liability to about $27 million even though it has already been paid over $400 million by the company’s insurers. While I think that’s […]

Industry vs. scientists – who profits from climate disruption?

May 5, 2010


“Follow the money – it’s all about the research grants.” This and similar accusations are commonly made against anyone who advocates on behalf science-based climate policies at all levels, all they way from national academies of science down through professional scientific societies, universities, research groups, and even down to individual scientists. S&R decided to follow […]