Continuing what’s been a great year so far, I just had another paper published in a scientific journal. This one is “Land-Use Change in the Atlantic Coaswtal Pine Barrens Ecoregion”, and it was just published in the journal “Geographic Review“.
This one is is an interesting one for me, because the co-author is my wife! I worked on a project looking at satellite imagery and land-use change in the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens ecoregion. It’s an area that covers much of New Jersey, as well as Long Island, Cape Cod, and other immediate areas. My wife just happened to look at the New Jersey portion of the area for work she did in grad school.
Hence the teaming up and writing a paper for the area! Click here if you’d like to take a look.
Posted in Environmental Awareness, Scientific Awareness
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Some random thoughts from perusin’ the web…
Warming related to clouds? Think again… – In case you haven’t followed it, climate change
idiots skeptics crowed when the peer-reviewed journal “Remote Sensing” recently published a paper by Roy Spencer that Fox News (of course), Forbes (of course), and other conservative “media” outlets touted as proof that climate change was a scam. Uh-oh, idiots skeptics. The paper was widely panned by REAL climate change scientists, and the journal’s editor has now resigned, admitting his journal shouldn’t have published it. I wonder if Fox or Forbes will report on THIS side of the story with the same fervor that they reported on the paper’s publication?
Photographer Fakes Nature Photos — Not a surprise that an award-winning nature photographer was caught digitally faking photos. It’s hard not to be cynical about “nature” photography after you’ve been involved in it for a while. It’s gotten to the point where more often than not when posting my photos for critique on nature photography websites, I’ll get comments saying I should “clone out” distracting branches or other photo elements. You know, “distracting” things like actual habitat. The saying “if it sounds to good to be true” can be altered to “if it looks to good to be true”, when it comes to nature photography. There are some truly amazing “nature” photos out there. There are also a heck of a lot of them that are either staged shots, or are digitally altered.
Divorce Rates High in Bible Belt — What?!?! How can this BE?!?!? How can divorce rates be so low in the godless, liberal Northeast, and so high in the morally superior Bible belt?!!? I like how the religious spokesmen in the article somehow take the facts and totally turn them around to come up with the conclusion that the “key to a divorce-proof marriage is strong faith”. If there’s one thing you QUICKLY learn from “perusin” the headlines, it’s that there’s no correlation between supposed religious belief and morality.
Republicans Skipping Obama’s Speech to Congress – How nice. Let’s not even PRETEND to have any respect for what a non-Republican has to say now. Let’s not even PRETEND to have any respect for the office of the presidency. The “my way or the highway” approach of the GOP, putting politics before the good of the country, is a hell of a good way to run us further into the ground.
Photo from iPhone 5 May have Surfaced! – WHO FLIPPIN’ CARES!?!?! I wonder what percentage of television or web ads are for cell phones/electronic devices? Am I the ONLY one who is perfectly happy with a cell phone that just makes calls? Am I the ONLY one who couldn’t care less that a photo of the next iPhone “may have surfaced”? Does this “story” REALLY deserve front page coverage on the Washington Post website?
Huskers Win! Fans in a Panic!! – Such is the nature of being a Nebraska Cornhusker fan! Nebraska beat a hopelessly outmanned UT-Chattanooga team last Saturday, 40-7, but the win has had many fans worried about how “bad” our offense looked. I’m a scientist! I’m a logical man!! But as a born and bred Husker, EVEN I am not immune to the dangers of Husker paranoia! It’s not enough that we win by 33 points! We must win every game! We must win impressively, or we Husker fans will worry! It’s in our blood!!!
Posted in Climate Change, Perusin' & Musin', Politics
Tagged Cloud Gate, digital photo fake, divorce, Forbes, Fox News, Gunnar Gloerson, iPhone 5, jobs, musing, Nebraska Cornhuskers, obama, perusing, religion, remote sensing, Republicans, Roy Spencer, skip, speech