Category Archives: climate science

Geological mayhem and destruction in 2012: not the end of the world, just business as usual

We don’t live on a boring planet. 2012 will be plagued by natural disasters, but so is every other year. Continue reading

Categories: antiscience, climate science, earthquakes, geohazards, palaeomagic, public science, volcanoes

Bacteria in the sky, making it rain, snow, and hail

Even though we all think of the freezing point of water as 0 °C, very pure water remains a liquid until about -40 °C. Water crystallizes to ice in the presence of tiny nucleation particles in the atmosphere. These particles … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, hydrology, paper reviews

The scientist-journalist divide: what can we learn from each other?

Last week, the journal Nature published two research papers on the effects of human-caused global warming on extreme precipitation events. I’m working on a post on the papers, and they’ve already received quite a bit of attention in the media. … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, public science, ranting

Pakistan floods: Predictable or predicted, but a disaster nonetheless

Unusually heavy monsoon rains in July and August 2010 left large swaths of Pakistan underwater. At least 18 million people were affected by the flood, and it is estimated that, more than six months later, several hundred thousand remain without … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, geohazards, hydrology, paper reviews, society

Heat in the Southeast

Taking stock Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science