Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Third Annual Global Warming Blog: The Burden of Proof

I’ve been on social media for four years, and I have observed what social scientists have known for much longer: People are driven to make decisions and build personal narratives based more on emotions than facts.  Facts are only accepted … Continue reading

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The Second Annual Global Warming Blog

Below is a blog that first appeared on wset.com in November 2011. Original references have been hotlinked. *** “Look here,” my stepfather said. I was visiting my parents one day last summer, and to my surprise, he brought up the … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Global Warming Blog

Below is a blog that first appeared on wset.com in October 2010. Original references have been hotlinked. *** Once every couple of weeks, someone asks me, “What do you think about global warming?” In today’s media and political culture, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Climate Fix

Below is a blog that originally appeared on wset.com in 2011. *** I follow the anthropogenic climate change issue closely, although I don’t talk about it too much in the blogosphere. However, about a year ago, I became aware of … Continue reading

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On naming winter storms, and other places to go

Below is a post that appeared on my professional Facebook page on October 4, 2012.  The Weather Channel has named the recent nor’easter, Athena, so their experiment is underway. * * * Many people have asked me about ABC13 WeatherNation, and … Continue reading

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Post-Election Day Nor’easter Update

After a quick look at the morning data, it still looks like our part of Virginia will have minimal effects from this week’s nor’easter. Regarding precipitation, the question is how far westward the precipitation shield moves, as the storm center … Continue reading

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The Next Nor’easter

The buzz had already started online, and it has now begun to bubble into broadcast media. Another storm is probably ahead for the Northeast.  This would be more of a classical nor’easter, bringing strong winds and heavy rain.  Impacts would be … Continue reading

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