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Global is Personal: 4 Lessons About Climate Change Outreach from #DrownYourTown

#DrownYourTown, climate change, Natural Science, ScienceFebruary 3, 2014

Almost four months ago, I sat down at my computer with a puzzle to solve: is there an easy way to model sea level rise without using expensive GIS programs. I found that solution in Google Earth and, after a few days of experimenting and tweeking, #DrownYourTown was born. #DrownYourTown is a tool for exploring […]

Check out my #DrownYourTown feature at Zócalo Public Square

#DrownYourTown, climate change, Fleet, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, Science FictionNovember 1, 2013

One day, I’ll look back fondly and tell my grandkids about the week I spent flooding the planet. It began as a lark. For the past few months, I’ve been writing installments of a serialized science fiction novel about a world in which the oceans have risen nearly 80 meters and most of the human […]

28 fallacies about the Fukushima nuclear disaster’s effect on the US West Coast

Conservation, Environmentalism, marine science, Natural Science, oceanography, ScienceOctober 29, 2013

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is back in the news, with recent reports of continued leaks. Coming on the heels of these new reports is a viral blog post entitled 28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima. The article is a paranoid, poorly reasoned attempt to […]

CNN is airing “Blackfish” Thursday at 9. Watch with us and join the live twitter chat!

• Uncategorized • October 23, 2013

On Thursday, October 24th at 9:00 P.M. eastern time, CNN will be airing Blackfish, the critically-acclaimed documentary about orca whale captivity and SeaWorld. Be sure to check out Southern Fried Science’s review (and fact-check) of the film. Blackfish will be followed by a live debate at 11:00 hosted by Anderson Cooper. The debate will feature […]

#DrownYourTown: Exploring Sea Level Rise through real-time, interactive, GIS modeling

#DrownYourTown, climate change, Natural Science, ScienceOctober 16, 2013

UPDATE: These posts, and the hashtag are getting a lot of attention, so I’d like to reiterate, Caveat Tweetor (twitter beware) — these models are being generated on the fly as request come in. They are not validated and there are many variables that influence sea level rise which are not taken into account. This […]

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