Monthly Archives: April 2014

Here’s to your health!

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program has just published a new study entitled A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services. The full report is available at the AMS Policy Program website … Continue reading

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Scientist Strong

Earth scientists might well take to heart the idea of Boston Strong. Today, Monday, April 21 marks the running of the 2014 Boston Marathon, one of the world’s truly elite sporting events. Conducted annually, every year since 1897, it now … Continue reading

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Resurrection.

res·ur·rec·tion[1] 1. the act of rising from the dead. 2. (initial capital letter ) the rising of Christ after His death and burial. 3. (initial capital letter ) the rising of the dead on Judgment Day. 4. the state of … Continue reading

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Geosciences and geo-scientists lawyer-up.

The news these days constantly reminds us that Earth scientists, however reluctantly, are finding themselves drawn into the legal arena. This week, Washington Post articles included stories on the following: Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va in global warming FOIA … Continue reading

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Quanta of thought, attention span, ants… and meteorologists

This past week, Michael Rosenwald wrote a thoughtful piece for the Washington Post entitled Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say. Unsurprisingly, the piece itself is worth “serious reading,” as in: in its entirety…in one … Continue reading

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Did AMS Washington Forum participants make history last week?

Okay, Bill, you said in last week’s post that I had a choice between another three routine days in the office and helping make history at the AMS Washington Forum. I chose the office. What did I miss? Did you … Continue reading

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