A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

NASA photo of Hurricane Katrina on 28 August 2005

Summary: A new paper provides new information about hurricanes, one of the top natural disaster threats. It shatters the media's narrative and illustrates how science works in the real world.   Contents Real science in action! Overview of the trends. News about a new paper. The bottom line. For More Information. Book recommendations. (1)  Real science … Continue reading A new paper about hurricanes shatters the narrative

Science tamed the weather, keeping us safe while we sleep

Weather forecasting tool

Summary: Today's post reviews a fun book about some of the systems that make us safe -- but which we too often ignore or even mock.   Review of Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather. The true story of how science tamed the weather. By Mike Smith (2010).   Warnings tells a … Continue reading Science tamed the weather, keeping us safe while we sleep

NOAA’s winter update: about the weird warmth and this El Niño

Summary: While journalists too often turn reporting about the weather into clickbait and climate porn the IPCC and major climate agencies produce clear and accurate articles. Why we choose to be poorly informed despite access to the information superhighway is a mystery for future historians to solve. For those that prefer the red pill, here … Continue reading NOAA’s winter update: about the weird warmth and this El Niño

NOAA debunks the hysteria about this El Niño. Why don’t we listen?

Summary: The coverage of this El Niño shows the fear and propaganda (used as clickbait by journalists) that clouds American's vision of the world, keeping us ignorant. It also shows how the antidote lies within our reach. For the El Niño that means reading the NOAA's well-written reports that accurately predicted this would be among the … Continue reading NOAA debunks the hysteria about this El Niño. Why don’t we listen?