Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Work (Part 2)
What happens after your program's strategy has been designed? How do you now wether you've been successful in implementing the strategies you planned? After more than a decade of development investments in monitoring and evaluation few countries are able ...
Does a Global Temperature Exist?
But when they compute the geometric mean, they should not forget that the temperature should be in degrees Kelvin (the absolute temperature) as opposed to Celsius. One argument used by Essex et al. is that the temperatures are not in equilibrium.
Biases, U-turns, and the BBC's climate coverage
I get a lot of correspondence accusing the BBC of bias in its climate change coverage. While these readers agree that the BBC is biased; what they don't agree about is in which direction it's biased. Too much "scepticism", or not enough? In the pay of the ...
The Cosmic Speed Limit
If you’ve been around the block once or twice, you know that the speed of light in a vacuum — 299,792,458 meters-per-second — is the absolute maximum speed that any form of energy in the Universe can travel at. In shorthand, this speed is known as c ...
The Global Warming Crisis
The Sun is very hot — nearly 6,000 Kelvin — and emits mostly visible light ... This could increase the average temperature near the Earth’s surface by 7 degrees Fahrenheit. This in turn could raise the level of the sea by 10 feet.