Friday, December 04, 2009

Snow Day


December 4, 2009

This morning at Johnson Space Center the snow started falling. Many JSC employees (not this one) were sent home early. This is the earliest Snow Day in Houston on record. Snow Day comes in the midst of controversy about Earth's climate. This issue involves climate data from NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies. The climate is a complex issue, involving everything from human activity to solar luminosity and the speed of light. As readers have seen before, "c change" us coming in science.

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Blogger K said...

You forgot one of the most important factors in climate change. The susceptibility of climate scientists to grant bias (the bias to take the "correction factor" that will tend to give you more grant money rather than less in the future) as well as political "I got into the field to help save the earth" bias.

Or, an illustrative exchange in a physics seminar I attended some years ago:.

"Did you hear? Someone at Stanford has found a monopole."

"Really? How close to tenure was he?"

8:11 AM  
Blogger Uncle Hesiod said...

I blame the cows.

5:04 PM  

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