The decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement was not backed up in science. Trump didn’t try to argue against the science yesterday in his speech instead focusing on the economics of the matter. Differing economical outlooks are expected because we do not understand our economies as well as we understand our climate. This isn’t… Continue reading Climate Change Basics
This might be better titled “I don’t have a life, let me tell you about it.” On the other hand, this is a good chance to see how the process of designing an experiment and then liaising the data with theory in order to make a prediction. Twenty six of the first forty four days in 2017… Continue reading How Tall is that Tree?
Source: Hubblesite.org My first paper was published yesterday by the Astrophysical Journal. Here are a few things that I learned during the process of researching, doing the dirty work, writing, editing, submitting, waiting, etc. Successfully publishing a paper is 90% dirty work. When all of the research is done, there is still at least half of… Continue reading First Paper
Two years and about two weeks ago, I woke up to the feeling that a rather strong person was shaking the shit out of the bed. It was 3:20 AM, and I had just fallen asleep. There was no stranger; rather, I was in Berkeley, California about 25 miles from the epicenter of the largest earthquake to… Continue reading Seven Years Shaking