Earth Sky, A clear voice for science: The World's Top Scientists Physical Review X Does Research on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Fit into PRX’s Scope? October 24, 2014 The editors and Bill Poirier from Texas Tech University spotlight an original, thought-provoking paper by Hall, Deckert, and Wiseman on foundations of quantum mechanics, Phys. Rev. X, 4, 041013 (2014). PRX Takes on a New Role October 9, 2014 APS Editor in Chief Gene Sprouse discusses the new role of Physical Review X as APS's highly selective and broadly accessible journal, that publishes a small number of key papers from all areas of physics in APS's nonprofit, science-first publishing tradition. Wedding Registries Reveal Migration Paths October 16, 2014 The long-term movement of Korean migrants, as recorded in genealogy books, follows a statistical pattern that combines aspects of both diffusive and convective flows. Synopsis on: Sang Hoon Lee (이상훈) et al. More from Physics
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Climate Communication | Resources Communicating the Science of Climate Change This article addresses issues of language, framing, and other aspects of how scientists can be more effective in communicating climate change. Richard Somerville & Susan Hassol, Physics Today, October 2011 Improving How Scientists Communicate Climate Change This article discusses some of the problems with how climate scientists communicate and offers practical suggestions for improvement. Susan Hassol, Eos, March 2008 Climate Change, Irreversibility, Urgency Richard Somerville argues that a failure to reduce carbon dioxide emissions significantly within the next decade will have large adverse effects on the climate that will... read more Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, August 2012 Communicating Climate Change This interview by NASA JPL's Sharon Ray provides an in-depth discussion of Susan Hassol’s ideas and motivations. NASA JPL Center for Climate Sciences, May 2011 Medical Metaphors for Climate Issues Richard Somerville, Climatic Change, 2006
Greenfyre’s Fermilab | Newsroom | Press Releases | August 26, 2014: Do we live in a 2-D hologram? Press Release August 26, 2014 Do we live in a 2-D hologram? New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe A unique experiment at the U.S. Much like characters on a television show would not know that their seemingly 3-D world exists only on a 2-D screen, we could be clueless that our 3-D space is just an illusion. Get close enough to your TV screen and you’ll see pixels, small points of data that make a seamless image if you stand back. “We want to find out whether space-time is a quantum system just like matter is,” said Craig Hogan, director of Fermilab’s Center for Particle Astrophysics and the developer of the holographic noise theory. Quantum theory suggests that it is impossible to know both the exact location and the exact speed of subatomic particles. Essentially, the experiment probes the limits of the universe’s ability to store information. Now operating at full power, the Holometer uses a pair of interferometers placed close to one another. Media contact:
Aumenta la importancia económica de las ciudades, mientras se reduce la de los países | Noticias | Tendencias 21. Ciencia, tecnología, sociedad y cultura Lucía Sáez, coautora del artículo Benchmarking urban competitiveness in Europe to attract investment, sostiene que la globalización ha venido acompañada de un proceso paralelo de localización, con un incremento del poder económico y político de las ciudades y de las regiones a las que pertenecen. Afirma la citada investigadora que las ciudades con mayor éxito económico son aquellas que actúan con cierta independencia de sus economías nacionales y compiten a nivel internacional, por lo que, en situaciones de crisis, sufren menos los efectos de estas. "Londres es un claro ejemplo de esta situación. Además de las tres citadas, una cuarta (Tokio) completa el ranking inicial de este tipo de ciudades, elaborado en la década de los 90 por Saskia Sassen, "la primera en definir la ciudad global. Pero la posición competitiva de las ciudades no se mantiene invariable en el tiempo, por lo que cada urbe debe conocer sus fuerzas y debilidades, y las de sus competidores. Más información
Climate Science Rapid Response Team (CSRRT) Documents from Scientific Organizations IPCC 2007 FAQ - This is a set of Frequently Asked Questions with answers that are taken directly from the IPCC Working Group I Reports, but with language that is easily understood by the non-scientist. All persons interested in the latest science of climate change should begin with this document. The IPCC Working Group I (WG I) assesses the physical scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change. The main topics assessed by WG I include: changes in greenhouse gases and aerosols in the atmosphere; observed changes in air, land and ocean temperatures, rainfall, glaciers and ice sheets, oceans and sea level; historical and paleoclimatic perspective on climate change; biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, gases and aerosols; satellite data and other data; climate models; climate projections, causes and attribution of climate change. Other Useful Documents The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism Blogs & News Books Naomi Oreskes and Erik M.
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Communicating Climate Change: Discourses, Mediations and Perceptions The scientific, political and economic complexity of climate change brings up a number of challenges for communication. What are the meanings associated with climate change in different parts of the world and how have those meanings been produced, reproduced and transformed? How have the media in different countries been representing this issue? How do people perceive climate change and to what extent are they integrating it into their actions? This book contributes to answering these questions by looking at three main aspects: the discourses of a variety of social actors on climate change, from scientists to religious leaders; the reconstruction of those discourses in the media and the multiple depictions of the issue in the press, television and the Internet; and citizens’ perceptions, understandings and attitudes in relation to climate change. Table of Contents Part I - SCIENTIFIC, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL DISCOURSES ON CLIMATE CHANGE Part III - CITIZEN PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate Denial Crock of the Week « Greenfyre’s The collected videos of Peter Sinclair’s excellent series “Climate Denial Crock of the Week” : MYTH: “They” started calling it “climate change” to hide the cooling Global Warming? or Climate Change? MYTH: Stolen CRU emails “prove” (Insert lie/fable) Unwinding “Hide the Decline” Climate Crock Sacks Hack Attack: The Wrap Climate Crock Sacks Hack Attack – Part 2 Smacking the Hack Attack – Part 1 MYTH: Fighting climate change hurts the poor ”Denial was a River in Africa” MYTH: The Medieval Warm Period proves climate change is natural (and the “Hockey Stick” is broken Myth) “What the Ice Cores Tell Us” ”The Medieval Warming Crock” MYTH: The EPA censored scientist Alan Carlin “Creepy at the EPA” MYTH: Arctic &/or Antarctic ice is recovering Watts Up with Sea Ice? Polar Ice Update: Arctic Perennial Ice and Methane “Ice Area vs Volume”: Debunking the “Ice is back to 1979 levels” idiocy (see also here) MYTH: The climate models are unreliable This Year’s Model: Climate models and modeling CO2 Myths The Big Mist Take
What is this thing called science? | Method As a scientist, Evelyn Fox Keller hated experiments. Today a professor emerita in the History of Science at MIT, she started out her scientific career in theoretical physics before jumping to molecular biology. What got her was the trivial volatility inherent in experimentation. The methods of theoretical physics better suited her. Both theoretical physics and molecular biology are scientific disciplines, but what does it mean that their routes to knowledge can be so different? While the scientific method is routinely described as a linear path from observation to hypothesis to experiment to discovery, the everyday of scientific labor is much less ordered. These ideals also constrain how we define, understand, and talk about science. In creating Method Quarterly, we wanted to bring together scientists, scholars, artists, and writers across the many fractured boundaries of science, to explore the rough edges and fuzzy uncertainties of scientific methods.