Yellowstone’s supervolcano – worse than we thought

From http://www.unews.utah.edu via Eurekalert Electric Yellowstone Conductivity image hints volcano plume is bigger than thought SALT LAKE CITY, April 11, 2011 – University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the…

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Heated worries? Be alerted about temperature and humidity

As many know, I create instrumentation and display systems that do a wide variety of weather monitoring tasks. Usually I focus on weather and climate measurement in situ. Now, I have something useful for alerting you to problems of mission critical indoor climate. Please forgive this diversion to a commercial message, but I think that…

Zeroed out: NOAA Climate Service funding axed in budget CR

From the House Appropriations Committee:  Summary — Final Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution:  PDF Page 2:  Commerce, Justice, Science:  “This section of the CR also prohibits funding for: the establishment of a Climate Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.“ Here is the dream website of the NOAA Climate Service. Now, NOAA can get…

California’s giant sucking sound

Time to leave California? Governor Moonbeam may be the best salesman Texas has. While there’s a state delegation in Texas (including former SFO mayor Gavin Newsom) trying to figure out why Texas is pulling business out of California (cue Ross Perot’s giant sucking sound) our governor turns up the volume. Flashback: While not the main…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: “Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason and the mind becomes a wreck.” –Thomas Jefferson -…