Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures on BBC Four 20:00 26-28DEC18 – The Lecturers – Profs. Roberts & McLysaght

Prof. Dr. Alice Roberts Roberts studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine (now part of Cardiff University) and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BCh) degree, having gained an intercalated Bachelor of Science degree in anatomy. After graduating in 1997, Roberts worked as a junior doctor …

Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures on BBC Four 20:00 26-28DEC18

  WHAT ARE THE CHRISTMAS LECTURES? WHY ARE THEY STILL SIGNIFICANT? The Chemical History of a Candle was the title of a series of six lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames given by Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution in 1848, as part of the series of Christmas lectures for young people founded by Faraday in 1825 and still given there every year.  NOTE THE PROMINENT …

Greta Thunberg only speaks when necessary. “It is part of her Asperger’s syndrome,” physicians say*. Or a hallmark of her leadership…

She tended to be non-interactive until through shear will-power and understanding the needs of humanity at age 15 years overcame her desire not to talk and not to interact.  She does not mess around!  At the past week’s #COP24 she challenged and called-out the officials present.  If anyone is to take credit for any progress …

The “How” and “Why” of Winter-time Climate Change Tornadoes in Washington State

Port Orchard, WA - Winter-time Climate Change Tornado - Dateline 18DEC18.  Look at the bottom Earth, the “Warm Arctic” model. That warm air or high moves up from Baja California as the Arctic Vortex collapses - warm air hits the cool, dry air of fresh, Arctic Vortex Collapse.  Tornadoes become possible with shearing forces - …

Powerful Tornado destroys much of Port Orchard, attacks WalMart. Is this ‘El Niño’-like weather? Or a fluke we can write-off? Probably not.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/homes-damaged-as-powerful-tornado-touches-down-near-port-orchard-washington/70006931 A powerful tornado plowed into Washington state on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning, bringing a a massive tornado, high winds, heavy rain and heavy snow.  The tornado touched down in Port Orchard, Washington, causing a significant amount of damage to houses and the neighborhood. There are no reports of injuries at this time. "Steady precipitation tapered …