Fizzing out with Rutgers

From a Rutegers press release Rutgers researchers find a ‘great fizz’ of carbon dioxide at the end of the last ice age Relevance for geo-engineers: What fizzed once, can fizz again Imagine loosening the screw-top of a soda bottle and hearing the carbon dioxide begin to escape. Then imagine taking the cap off quickly, and…

Be a closet climate modeler with Climate@home

First there was SETI@home where you could use spare CPU cycles to look for extraterrestrial signals. Now we have Climate@Home, running NASA GISS modeling software in distributed computing, but no release date yet. Oxford has already created climateprediction.net running BOINC. I expect it’s a case of “keeping up with the Joneses” I wonder though, what’s…

First images from deformable mirror telescope at Big Bear

See amazing new sun images from NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory Caption: The most detailed sunspot ever obtained in visible light was seen by new telescope at NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory. Credit: Big Bear Solar Observatory NJIT Distinguished Professor Philip R. Goode and the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) team have achieved “first light”…

Union of Concerned Scientists start media watch program

I guess Media Matters wasn’t enough? Interesting that they specifically target Fox News via the “Rupert Murdoch” mention. But I’d take their advice and send them alerts, there’s plenty of misrepresentations in the media daily: Monitor the print and broadcast media outlets in your area and alert us to misrepresentations about global warming. Send alerts…

Read this about Mars, pass it on, stop the hoax

I get questions about Mars every summer, and they are always related to this same silly chain email. So this year, I felt that being proactive by placing a story on WUWT might help a bit.  I had to chuckle though, because the “It spreads, it mutates, it refuses to die.” phrase reminds me of…