Thought Of The Day

Ken AshfordEnvironment & Global Warming & Energy, WeatherLeave a Comment

Whenever, in winter, it would snow – or was extremely frigid – someplace, the climate change deniers would do a little dance and sing, "How can there be global warming???  Look at my snowman!" Of course, these morons don't know the difference between climate and weather.  Nor are they aware of their complicated relationship, and how "global warming" doesn't necessarily mean … Read More

Hurricanes and the Oil Spill

Ken AshfordDisasters, Energy and Conservation, Environment & Global Warming & Energy, WeatherLeave a Comment

With hurricane season upon us, questions are being asked about the effect of hurricanes on the oil spill and, conversely, the effects of the oil spill on hurricanes.  NOAA has the "answers", although it involves a lot of guesswork, since there's never been a situation where a major hurricane passed through an oil slick of this size. I have reprinted … Read More