Global Hawk drones to be used to hunt hurricanes this year

From the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, it seems the days of the Orion P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft may soon be numbered. NASA mission sending unmanned aircraft over hurricanes this year Beginning this summer and over the next several years, NASA will be sending unmanned aircraft dubbed “severe storm sentinels” above stormy skies to help researchers…

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Phil Jones gives a talk at KNMI in De Bilt – meanwhile temperature and paleo researchers are still blowing off data requests

From  Marcel Crok at De staat van het klimaat: Phil Jones: ‘Contact NMS’s for raw data’ Over at Climate Audit there is renewed interest in data availability with McIntyre asking whether journals that don’t guarantee data archiving (The Holocene in this case) should be cited in IPCC reports. It happened that yesterday Phil Jones of…

* As hurricane season starts, the FSU hurricane season forecast is the odd man out citing “active”

*UPDATE: FSU has made a change, the press agent writes to me with this update: The lead researcher on the hurricane forecast has requested a change to the headline to make it clearer, and I have made that change to the release posted on EurekAlert. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/fsu-hsi053112.php The preferred headline is “Hurricane season is here, and…

Friday Funny – Kenji gets invited to the UCS cartoon contest

Time to Get Creative! Here’s your chance to show off your artistic and comedic talents in support of independent science. Enter the 2012 UCS Science and Democracy Editorial Cartoon Contest today! 2012 UCS Science and Democracy Editorial Cartoon Contest Enter the Contest by July 1 Dear UCS Supporter, We’re looking for a few good artists.