Chicago – coolest July 8th in 118 years

Another entry from the weather is not climate department, this time courtesy of Tom Skilling, WGN-TV meteorologist. Chicago has its coolest July 8 in 118 years By Tom Skilling July 9, 2009 For the 12th time this meteorological summer (since June 1), daytime highs failed to reach 70 degrees Wednesday. Only one other year in…

NOAA announces the arrival of El Niño

Contact: Christopher Vaccaro               FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 202-536-8911 (cellular)                                   July 9, 2009 El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10 NOAA scientists today announced the arrival of El Niño, a climate phenomenon with a significant influence on global weather, ocean conditions and marine fisheries. El Niño, the periodic warming of central and eastern…

NSF “blurring the lines between journalism and PR”

The Observatory — July 01, 2009 10:23 AM NSF “Underwriting” Coverage… And other controversies from the World Conference of Science Journalists By Curtis Brainard LONDON — The sixth World Conference of Science Journalists got off to an enjoyably controversial start here on Tuesday afternoon. The event takes place against the backdrop of concurrent editorials in…