This amazing Katrina video was captured by real life storm chasers and WeatherUnderground bloggers Mike Theiss and Jim Reed in August 2005. Mike and Jim are solely supported by their photography and writing. That work ranks among some of the finest, extreme weather reporting I’ve ever seen. It includes everything mother-nature can throw at them; water-spouts, tornadoes, lightning, you name it. You can order many of their most dramatic adventures on DVD here.
- From my friend Coturnix on open access and the science/publishing industry:
Visionaries immediately see where their world is going ... They immediately sell their horses ...The followers are much more timid, but they are astute enough to know that they can choose to either adapt of die. ... once they are ready, they sell their livery horses ....The fools feel threatened and, in a knee-jerk response, start buying more livery horses, expanding their stables and they get on their high horses and start yelling how cars are the tools of the Devil.
- Why is NASA’s DSCOVR, a space-borne climate change station, suddenly condemned to sit in mothballs after 100 million tax-dollars were spent? The bloggers at DeSmogBlog pledge they will find out.