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House Advances Bill Calling For More Weather Forecasting, Less Climate Change Research

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced a bill that would require U.S. government weath...

Wildfire Stories 2012: Fire Weather

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

There has to be a moment. Imagine the fire nearly out. Your smokejumper or hotshot or engine crew is nearby, each of you working the still burning stumps, the residue on the ground that might still catch a bit of wind and grow again toward fire.

Bill Would Shift NOAA Resources From Climate Research

Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: A bill being drafted in the House could potentially undermine the climate science research activities and t...

Can Math Improve Climate Prediction?

Ian Roulstone | Posted 07.23.2013 | Science
Ian Roulstone

It has been said by various authors that climate is what we expect, but weather is what we get. How can we use math and supercomputers to predict the change in variability of weather?

In Defense of Nate Silver: Pundits Reveal Their Misunderstanding

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Nate Silver is not a pollster. He is not polling people, but using data to make predictions. Similarly, weather forecasts are generally correct -- but not always. But when there is an 86 percent change of rain, most of us grab an umbrella. And we should.

Wall Street Tells the President of the United States to Bugger Off

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

With the nation up in arms about the perversity of pouring billions into the coffers of the banks the symbolism of the three CEO's tone deaf failure to be present in Washington is beyond understanding.