Dr. Hansen’s climate change paper: scarier than any horror story I have ever read 2

Dr. Hansen's climate change paper: scarier than any horror story I have ever read
Decided to look at this due to this NYT article: Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries. I actually started talking about this on twitter, but decided to go with blog because it looked to be getting lengthy and I want to quote. Bless Justin Gillis, who wrote this article, by the ...

Still life with trilobite section

I’m back I’m thin section heaven at work, slaving over a hot petrographic microscope and continuing my second listen to the Vorkosigan saga audiobooks. (Excellent, by the way.) And I saw something a bit like this today: Out rather, a bit like the portion marked with a T. A trilobite! Or rather a cross sectional ...

And this is why research funding is important.

Lack Of Up-To-Date Research Complicates Gun Debate – which is to say there’s not a lot of good, current public health research about violence and mortality as it relates to guns because congress has, over the years, basically prevented it using funding restrictions. I hate this politicization of research funding. It goes beyond gross, beyond lying ...

Bad Movie Science (2) 2

So on Friday, I risked getting my geek card taken away by saying that, for the most part, I don’t care if the science in a movie is bad so long as it tells me a sufficiently good story. This was a point I tried to make at one of the Mile Hi Con panels ...

What I did with my day.

Today I turned this: Into this: Using these tools: …four times. Six to go. And then they’ll be ready for XRF analysis, which will tell me what mean annual precipitation was in that location nearly 54 million years ago.  This is the exciting part of science they never show you in the movies.