Never ending flood suffering.  A recipe.

Never ending flood suffering. A recipe.

This flood is causing terrible human suffering and economic loss.  In southern Illinois, thousands are in shelters, many here in Carbondale. It’s easy to focus on that suffering now, and talk about simple short-term fixes.  But only a sober view of...

The New York Times falls down on this flood.

The New York Times falls down on this flood.

As this historic flood moves through the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley the paper of record gives us articles like this, here with my annotations. Nothing about why this flood happened, no history, no science, no informed analysis. Nothing that might prevent the...

Birds Point myths, and shame on the New York Times

Birds Point myths, and shame on the New York Times

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Spectacular NY Times fail on Birds Point.

Spectacular NY Times fail on Birds Point.

Just as I finish a post on bad media coverage, the New York Times jumps in with a sad, example. Nothing against Mr. Bennett.  But he knows about flooding.  From the article: After growing up in the spillway,[sic, floodway] Mr. Allred left, working many jobs...

Stereo photography in geoscience education.

Stereo photography in geoscience education.

Fuji just released a new 3D digital camera. I think this is the first such consumer grade digital system. We’ll see how this camera works out, but others will follow, and this is great news for geoscience education. Until now (or if you used one of the many old...