Monthly Archives: August 2014

What would you like to know? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


What would you like to know? (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) I believe that this is a very simple question but very much undervalued and misused. Debates can be of many different natures. And many times are just entertainment. They can be … Continue reading

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“Climate Change” at School (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


“Climate Change” at School (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) Recently I have been aware of a debate about if Climate Change should be taught at school. In my humble opinion, teaching science should be about pursuing the knowledge that enables minds to be … Continue reading

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Weather patterns and extreme events (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Weather patterns and extreme events (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) On Monday 11 August 2014, The Guardian has published an article pointing to a study which highlights that “Extreme weather is becoming more common“. Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western … Continue reading

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Biotic players and atmospheric processes. Another piece of the puzzle. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


 In Nov 13 2013 Nature News released an article pointing out that Scientists have discovered that a humble species of bacteria may play a major role in producing planetary climates by “seeding” clouds with ice-producing proteins. Scientists have known for … Continue reading

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Inland sanctuaries of water vapour for atmospheric circulation. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla)


Inland sanctuaries of water vapour for atmospheric circulation. (by Diego Fdez-Sevilla) (updated 08/08/2014) Since bodies of water are active features involved in feeding the atmospheric circulation adding water vapour, I have been wondering for some time already about the grade … Continue reading

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