MIT takes on the politics of climate fixes

Judith Layzer says there’s no easy way out when it comes to climate change — but that geo-engineering might be a last-ditch solution. From David Chandler, MIT News Office In the middle of a day filled with a stream of information-packed PowerPoint displays and alarming projections of what the future holds for our planet and…

Watching Ida – back to a tropical storm

BUMPED, UPDATED: TS Ida, once hurricane Ida and a Cat 2 storm last night, has now fallen apart. To help you keep an eye on it, I have the satellite imagery here along with animated loops. Animate this image: Loop it >>> Here’s the latest advisory and trajectory map from the National Hurricane Center:

Antimatter signature spotted in Earth’s lightning

Personally, I think this has to do with thunderstorms being essentially linear accelerators, vertical SLAC’s if you will. Huge charge differentials from top of cloud to bottom makes for a nice particle slingshot. There’s plenty of opportunity for antimatter (positrons) to be created in energetic collisions from particles coming out of the tops of thunderstorms.…