Scientific Jargon – "Would" "Will" "Could" "Might" "Maybe"

Guest post by Steven Goddard http://gothamist.com/attachments/jake/2006_1_bigwave1.jpg The BBC has perfected the use of weasel words to create alarm.  They have a lead story today : The collapse of a major polar ice sheet will not raise global sea levels as much as previous projections suggest, a team of scientists has calculated. Writing in Science, the…

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Audio from the NOAA/SWPC press teleconference

Well, it took me a week to get it, and finally here it is. Last Friday, May 9th as you may recall NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center had a teleconference which I was not invited to listen in on. But, Doug Biesecker kindly provided the audio. This press teleconference coincided with SWPC’s announcement of going…

Natural petroleum seeps release equivalent of eight to 80 Exxon Valdez oil spills

Public release date: 13-May-2009 (from EurekAlert) Contact: Stephanie Murphy media@whoi.edu 508-289-3340 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Natural petroleum seeps release equivalent of eight to 80 Exxon Valdez oil spills Study off Santa Barbara is first to quantify oil in sediments A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of California,…