web analytics

Atmospheric

Observations From The Past Can Help Inform Climate Changes

Prior to the 1980s, most thermometers were both inaccurate and not placed using scientific methodology. But tree rings need time and ice cores even longer, which means for recent periods of time have to rely on observational claims and hope to control for their accuracy.read...

read more

If Droughts Are Predictable Because They Self-Propagate, Not Planning For Them Is Irresponsible

Everyone knows droughts are bad. They increase risk of wildfires and damage life in the affected region. They are not always predictable, when I lived in Pennsylvania in the early 1990s there was a drought with no known mechanism involved, but they are often cyclical, which makes them at least broadly predictable.The Dry 2 Dry program at Ghent University believes droughts are not only...

read more

The Next Pollution Target Is Your Dryer Lint – Fabric Softener To The Rescue?

A new study says that drying a load of laundry in a machine releases "microfibers" into the air but chemicals made by a $76 billion company will save us.Microfibers? Is that a thing? Sure, we have defined healthy down to such an extent that no one is without a disease of some kind. With endocrine disrupting chemicals, small micron particulate matter, and supermarket food it is amazing any of us...

read more

Air Pollution From Wildfires Can Do In One Day What PM2.5 ‘Virtual’ Pollution Never Will

When you see a TV weather personality put up an air quality map for the last 10 years, it might make you believe that pollution is far worse than when you were young.read more

read more

Air Pollution From Wildfires Can Do In One Day What PM2.5 ‘Virtual’ Pollution Never Will

When you see a TV weather personality put up an air quality map for the last 10 years, it might make you believe that pollution is far worse than when you were young.read more

read more

Spurious Correlation: Epidemiology Paper Links Virtual Air Pollution To Fatty Liver Disease

A new study hopes to link long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and metabolic-associated fatty liver disease, a name change from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease because it is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.  read...

read more