Genetic Building Blocks Found In Meteorite

Conjuring up images from the movie “It came from Outer Space“, it turns out we may all be from space. Some of us are “spacier” than others. This news of finding the building blocks of life in a meteorite comes as a small surprise.  I swear though I’m not related to anyone in Chico by…

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June 14th

Is a special day that many forget about, some people never even know about it. To see what is special about June14th, see my new blog Weather Picture of The Day. Don’t forget yours.

I’m considering a blog policy change

Preparing to launch a “flame”. A couple of things have happened this week that has made me look at this blog just a bit differently than in the past. I’ve had to ask for help for the very first time in moderating comments as I’ve run out of hours in the day. Thanks Jeez. I’ve had one…

Renowned Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Reid Bryson Dies At 88

Reid once said:  ‘You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide.’ From Roger Pielke  Professor Greg  J. Tripoli of the University of Wisconsin – Madison has shared this sad news with all of us. Excerpt:  “I have the sad news to report that Professor Emeritus Reid Bryson of the…

Surprise: Leaves Maintain Temperature, new findings may put dendroclimatology as metric of past temperature into question

Dendroclimatology: thermometer or hygrometer? Hot climate or cold, tree leaves stay in comfort zone From the Google Climate Discussion Group, see an article also in Science News Paris, June 11; Agence France-Presse A new study that shows their internal temperature remains constant at 21.4deg could challenge the way trees are used to determine historical climate…