Category Archives: Climate

Casual Friday — two months on an icebreaker (in under five minutes)

Continuing on last week’s chilly theme, today you get to watch a time lapse movie of two months on an Antarctic icebreaker… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Antarctica, unveiled

Ever wonder what Antarctica would look like without all that ice on it? Thanks to the British Antarctic Survey (with some help from NASA), we’re getting a better view of that… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #167 — the Dyea, Alaska floodplain

Dyea, Alaska — a story of boom and crash, and extremely fast post-glacial rebound…

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What I'd blog about if I had the time

A whole bunch of interesting science and technology has been in the news over the past few days. I’d love to blog about all of it, but have no chance of finding the time to do it in any depth, so here’s a quick overview of some interesting topics to get you started on your own explorations…

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Episode 21 — Biofuels

Salvation, or just a distraction?

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Things I'd blog about if I only had the time…

Life’s been crazy busy for me the past few weeks (thus, no podcast episode for a while), and it won’t get better for a few more days, but I thought at least I could pass along some interesting links I’ve run across. Yeah, it’s a cop out, but I guess it’s better than nothing….

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Casual Friday — the melting of the North polar ice cap

A sobering look at what trends are telling us about the Arctic sea ice in upcoming summers…

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Carnivalia

Plenty of good reading material awaits in the past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnival goodness…

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Episode 15 — The Solar Cycle

No, it’s not a sporty new solar-powered form of transportation — it’s a basic part of how the Sun behaves!

There’s been a recent surge of news about solar activity and the solar cycle — and of course, variations in solar activity always seem to get brought into discussions of climate change. Listen in this week, and I’ll give you some quick background on solar physics, the solar cycle, and how it all impacts us in the end…

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Science in the news

There’s lots of interesting stuff in the news that I’d love to blog about, but just won’t have time to cover (I’m working on an in-depth article and a podcast episode right now, so the rest will have to slide). Anyway, I’ll just recommend the following items as good reading material… Continue reading

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