Politics and its Discontents: I Wonder

When even the dimmest and most ideologically bent among us realize they backed the wrong pony when they ignored the warnings about climate change, and when it is far too late to do anything about it (as it almost is now), who will they blame? Will it be their political ‘leaders’, the corporate obstructionists, or ...

The Disaffected Lib: Severe Weather Events Linked to Some Guy Named Rossby

We owe a lot to Carl-Gustav Rossby, the Swedish-born American scientist who pioneered research into atmospheric thermodynamics at MIT and was instrumental in the university establishing America’s first department of meteorology. Today, Rossby’s name is most commonly associated with this: This image depicts what are sometimes called “Rossby Waves”, the deep and meandering jet stream ...