Greetings everyone! For folks in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you’re keeping your cool. Yes, many areas are in the climatological peak of summer heating, but there are also a number of areas experiencing unusual summer heat. Regardless, take it easy out there. As usual, plenty of topics to go over this week, so let’s get started.
For your consideration, here are this week’s links…
This is one of the most liberating experiences I’ve had in some time. “On The 10th Anniversary Of The App Store, it’s time to delete most of your apps.”
Online harassment is an almost unavoidable feature of the online world. As of late, it has taken on particularly vitriolic proportions. “Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem.”
A good read on how public/personal health and air quality issues turned to citizen science for data collection.
Coming in contact with ticks is no fun…but some intrepid folks have done just that for scientists to study the ticks that bit them and whether or not they carried life altering viruses.
Getting people to the point where they realize they’re buying a product & also borrowing the packaging. “Can Norway help us solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time?”
What was once thought to be pristine areas within Antarctic fjords have been found to contain levels of microplastics that rival urban areas.
A look back at June 2018 from NOAA. “The June contiguous U.S. temperature was 71.5°F, 3.0°F above the 20th century average. Only June 1933 and 2016 were warmer for the nation.”
As of 9 July 2018, there have been six weather and climate disaster events in the USA with losses exceeding $1 billion dollars.
A story like this says as much about human behavior and the general public’s attitude toward scientific evidence as it does the ongoing heat wave and climate change.
Speaking of human behavior and science, people’s social network can have a significant effect on their behavior when faced with a natural disaster.
This is a fascinating and very detailed read on the importance of ocean temperatures, why they’re studied, and their importance to climate change.
As sea levels rise, much of our infrastructure, including the power stations and cables that control the internet we all use, are in a state of peril…and disruption.
An excellent essay from Dr. Marshall Shepherd on preventing weather related fatalities at outdoor sporting and concert events.
Forecasting the intensity of tropical cyclones is one of the most daunting forecasting challenges a meteorologist can face.
From the Climate Prediction Center, the latest technical El Nino diagnostic discussion.
Just for reference, here is a map of the contiguous USA and the warmest day of the year based on climate data going back to 1981.
Last but not least, I’ll let this article speak for itself. “That Self-Styled “Very Stable Genius” Is A Danger To Stability.”
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