Interiority complex (Via GRIST)

Hey — everyone can get into national parks for free on Monday. The Department of Interior is doing something that isn’t the worst! Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wait — the National Park Service had 16 free-entrance days in 2016.

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

By Damian Carrington, The Guardian

The Arctic ice cap melted to hundreds of thousands of square miles below average this summer.


Scott Pruitt just blocked expert scientists from EPA advisory boards

The science is out! Online  —  Citing the risk of conflicts of interest, the EPA administrator instituted a sweeping change to the agency’s core system of advisory panels on Tuesday, restricting membership to scientists who don’t receive EPA grants. In

Time to hit the reset button on American weather-hazards policy?

Here is America’s weather-hazards policy in a nutshell[1]: React at times when weather outlooks and forecasts indicate danger. Shelter in place where practical; otherwise, save lives through emergency response, primarily evacuation. Start with action at the local level. Call in … Continue reading

Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record

The highest level in 800,000 years Online —  Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800 000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The

Standing Up for the Integrity of Science

by Keith Seitter, AMS Executive Director In carrying out its mission, AMS provides a broad range of support for the science and services making up the atmospheric and related sciences. As a part of this support, AMS has a long history of being a voice on behalf of science and the scientific method—as do most […]

This was a bad weekend if you’re worried about the EPA

By Eve Andrews, Monday, October 23 2017 Online — President Donald Trump’s administration is transforming the EPA, from wiping out mentions of climate change to rolling back regulations that protect Americans from pollution. Four new revelations about the inner workings