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Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method

Subtitle: Garbage In, Consensus Out, Part II

Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, “Confessions of a Computer Modeler”. In Part II I will share what I know about computer modeling in oil and gas applications, and raise questions about climate modeling. 2,106 more words


Severe Storms May Threaten Labor Day Weekend From Kansas to Minnesota

By Alex Sosnowski

As a storm system moves out of the northern Rockies this weekend, it may trigger a severe weather outbreak on Sunday that includes the risk of a few tornadoes in portions of the northern and central Plains to the Upper Midwest. 312 more words

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Solved: Mystery of Moving Stones in Death Valley

So-called sailing stones in California’s Death Valley National Park have perplexed tourists and scientists alike for their apparent ability to move on their own, leaving sometimes meter-long tracks in their wake. 140 more words

Jim Lantern reblogged this on Timeglass Journal.

Highest Risk States for Losses

As those of you who follow this blog know, we periodically touch on climate issues.  Sea level rise is a particularly acute issue here at ground zero – southeast Florida.   306 more words


Research finds that carbon emissions from power plants are being underestimated

Scientists from Princeton University and the University of California-Irvine published a report earlier this week which suggests that carbon emission estimates are likely higher than previously estimated. 222 more words


How much of global warming is due to data corruption?

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is scrabbling trying to defend why the intentional corruption of data is justified. Dr. Jennifer Marohasy has a new post… 189 more words


Tropical Storm Cristobal to Form, Impact US Eastern Beaches

By Kristina Pydynowski

Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to take shape this weekend, then impact the Atlantic beaches of the United States next week–even if the storm remains well offshore. 596 more words

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