In science, you discover that you’re wrong at least as often as you’re proven right – and the things that you end up being wrong about can be quite surprising. Prior to last week, if asked I would have confidently confirmed that the reason the UK does not have a polar bear problem, despite being located at the same latitude as Hudson Bay, is the heat supplied by warm water transported into the northwest Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico by the Gulf Stream. But then, courtesy of Kevin Anchukaitis, known on Twitter as thirstygecko (and someone you really should follow if you’re interested in things paleoclimatic), I found out that this is not the case at all.
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- On A year of Anne’s reading – looking back:
- Tor B: I copied your review of ‘insidious data disasters’ to the Arctic Sea Ice Forum. Thanks for... Read
- Anne Jefferson: You are right! But I know it was when I read it. It must have been a limited time offer... Read
- HD: Great post. The article you linked at the end is not OA, unfortunately… Looks like a good one, though. Read
- Lockwood: Supposedly, there’s a similar hole at Fish Lake, but as I said, the most recent visit was so hot... Read
- Lockwood: Definitely a nearby site I want to look at further. Dana didn’t make it down this summer, and... Read
- Christina Pikas: I really enjoyed The Signature of All Things… had not really thought much about mosses. Read
- Lockwood: My great-great grandfather and namesake, Charles Brown Lockwood, wrote in his short autobiography... Read