Category Archives: Science

A Veteran Scientist’s Communications Advice to Colleagues

‘A learnable skill’ is how Richard Somerville describes science communications, offering some medical metaphors as examples.

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The ‘New AGU’ … Talking Up Its Policy Backbone

AGU leadership professes its willingness to head-up an aggressive public policy and ‘education’ campaign directed at congressional skeptics.

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The Long Road Toward Climate Literacy

Learning the ABCs of climate change requires more than the right science, educators at the AGU meeting in San Francisco say. New teaching methods, better understanding of science are also needed.

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It’s AGU Week. So What? (You May Ask)

Thousands gather this week in San Francisco for the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting. This week’s posts will focus on developments at the meeting.

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Newest Yale Forum Video: A ‘Play-by-Play’ on Sandy with Kerry Emanuel

MIT atmospheric science professor Kerry Emanuel offers a concise “play-by-play” as Superstorm Sandy forms and heads for the New Jersey shoreline in the latest Yale Forum video produced by independent film maker Peter Sinclair.

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The Apples & Oranges of Arctic/Antarctic Sea Ice Trend Comparisons

A newly posted Yale Forum video essay refutes bogus comparisons suggesting that increased sea ice around Antarctica offsets sea ice declines in the Arctic, and examines why such an ‘apples and oranges’ comparison is misleading.

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Slightly Increased 2012 Antarctic Sea Ice Levels No Match for Arctic Declines

The year’s increased Antarctic sea ice levels cannot be seen as undercutting the long-term record decline in Arctic sea ice and the global sea ice decline generally.

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