Monthly Archives: March 2015

The case for the geosciences.

Recent months have seen a bit of back-and-forth between the Congress and the scientific community about the value of geosciences research. Throughout this discussion, there’s been a tendency for advocates to see funds for science as extremely limited; to view … Continue reading

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Women in weather.

Yesterday AMS and Northrop-Grumman put on a Google Hangout on Women in Weather. Their tagline? According to the National Science Foundation, out of the 14,000 professionals employed in atmospheric sciences, only 2,000 are women. That’s only 14 percent. Join us … Continue reading

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Weather-Ready World

  Why settle for a Weather-Ready Nation? Last week’s press release from the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, reprinted here in its entirety, says it all: USAID, NOAA, AND WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCE NEW WEATHER-READY NATIONS INITIATIVE News 16 … Continue reading

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Disaster experts send a message from Sendai.

  The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR), held at Sendai, Japan from March 14-18 has reached its conclusion. Full particulars are available here. From half a world away, this latest WCDRR looks to have been a … Continue reading

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Blogging by the numbers: 5-0-247.

Social media are widely understood to provide extraordinary new opportunities for connecting people and sustaining conversation and dialog. This is true for blogs just as it is for Twitter and other vehicles. So here’s a comparison that (a few) people … Continue reading

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Scientists and society: the social contract redux.

Some months ago, the folks at AGU were kind enough to invite me to write an opinion for Eos.org, reflecting on the social contract connecting scientists with the society we serve. The piece was posted Tuesday, having finally cleared a … Continue reading

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