Key Obama manager has fluvial geomorph degree.

Key Obama manager has fluvial geomorph degree.

I’ve just found out that Jon Carson, Obama’s National Field Manager, a Wisconsin native, has an MS in fluvial geomrphology from UCLA. Here’s a TPM interview from right before the election. From this article: Carson eventually finished his master’s...

Call for change on climate change.

Call for change on climate change.

I guess I missed the point where the right wing radio bloviators and such started accepting climate change as reality–it seems not long ago this was still debated, at least by politicians and the ill (Fox News) informed. We still have the debate as to cause, of...

The journal Nature endorses Obama.

The journal Nature endorses Obama.

A first, apparently. Full text here. This journal does not have a vote, and does not claim any particular standing from which to instruct those who do. But if it did, it would cast its vote for Barack...

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Not the same ring as Joe the Plumber, but Kate had a lot of fun playing it, and anyway I missed my chance to talk to Obama, who drew 100,000 in nearby St. Louis yesterday. I try to keep partisan politics off this blog, but we do talk about science here, and no matter...

Ike cost might be $27 billion.

Ike cost might be $27 billion.

Jeff Masters is reporting that the cost for Ike could be $27 billion. As its remnants passed through the Midwest today, parts of Missouri got seven inches of rain, and many gages are above flood stage. The USGS has a neat Google Maps based summary of flooding along...