WORDS on WEATHER & CLIMATE—April 21, 2011

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The Emperor Has No Clothes by CRAIG JAMES During the winter, I had the opportunity to give four separate presentations on global warming to a class of adults at Calvin College. This led to an opportunity at the end of March to give a presentation on global warming to students in the honors dorm at […]

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by CRAIG JAMES Our first 70-degree day this season also turned out to be the first 80-degree day of the season. The thermometer hit 85 degrees on Sunday, April 10. It hasn’t been that warm since mid September and it was also a record high temperature for the date. On average, the first 70-degree day […]

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What is The Earth’s Figure Axis? by CRAIG JAMES Since the huge earthquake in Japan earlier this month, I have read in many places that it not only shifted the island of Japan eight feet, but it also shifted the axis of the Earth about six-and-a-half inches to the east. What hasn’t been made all […]

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The Miserable Month of March by CRAIG JAMES Isn’t there a saying that goes something like: “30 days have September, April, May, June and November. All the rest have 31, with the exception of March that has at least 80?” Or at least that’s the way it feels to me. We keep being teased by […]

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A Weather CSI Team by CRAIG JAMES Yes, there is now a CSI team that has been formed within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). They do not investigate crime scenes; they investigate what they call climate scenes. The team is comprised of 26 employees from NOAA for the purpose of determining whether extreme […]