Posts Tagged "“Global warming” “temperature variability”"

Energy tip #8: slow and low, that is the shower flow

If you like singing in the shower but are concerned about conserving water, you're faced with a interesting challenge: you can either find a shorter song to sing or put up $10 for a low-flow shower head and continue pleasing the neighbors with quite possibly the best versions of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" they've ever heard. The nice thing about some… read more →

Extreme heat illustrates climate change principle

Californians used to seaside breezes got a rude shock this weekend, as even cool Palo Alto soared into the triple digits. While this is just one data point in the long term studies of global warming, it contains a useful lesson in the difference between mean temperature and temperature distribution. We often hear the quip "Hey, two degrees is no… read more →