Using artificial intelligence to better predict severe weather

Researchers create AI algorithm to detect cloud formations that lead to storms Penn State When forecasting weather, meteorologists use a number of models and data sources to track shapes and movements of clouds that could indicate severe storms. However, with increasingly expanding weather data sets and looming deadlines, it is nearly impossible for them to…

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Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated

From Eurekalert and the it’s worse than we thought department. Public Release: 24-Jul-2017 Penn State While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define “pre-industrial” to be in the late 1800’s, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team of researchers who are…

Status Update on UVA/Mann FOIA legal fight

From ATI, Dr. David Schnare It appears UVA gave Michael Mann a copy of the documents we have sought and under law this means UVA waived its right to withhold the documents from us. UVA effectively admitted they gave the emails to Mann and in their most recent motion and legal memorandum  they argue we…

Penn State to lecture on "climate ethics"

I got this late, but this must be the most clueless thing I’ve ever seen, especially coming on the heels of the biggest ethics scandal ever in the history of Penn State. Maybe clueless doesn’t even describe it. I’m at a loss for representative adjectives. An Ethical Critique of the Climate Science Disinformation Campaign Dear…

Resemblances: Climategate and Penn State

Jim Tynen writes is his column at The Daily Herald Consider the resemblences between the Climategate and  Penn State scandals. Climategate emails — leaked, not “stolen” — reveal the key players as egocentric, ruthless game players. As per this report. And this comment.