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…reporting from 2 months in:
- 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
- Anne Jefferson: Thanks, Nina! We had a lot of fun going back through our journals and photos and culling nearly... Read
- Nina F: Wow. Thank so much, Anne, for your postings from Antarctica. I have enjoyed them all. The images are... Read
- Lockwood: Tweeted this earlier WRT the In Focus photo piece: “Very glad people/cities have recovered so... Read