Tag Archives: glaciers

Finally, Some Good Science Reporting!

My last couple of posts had a theme: it was about how news gets spun or derailed (for instance by a sensational title) into something that’s no longer about the actual facts. So time to point out something good this time! … Continue reading

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Latent Heat of Fusion, Specific Heat, & Climate Change

I want to start by explaining a concept from physics known as latent heat, specifically the latent heat of fusion. Latent heat is the energy involved when materials change their phase, meaning they go from one form of a solid, … Continue reading

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Underneath a Glacier

Here’s a quick clip from the PBS series NOVA showing a French scientist who studies glacial activity on Mont Blanc. Descending into a cave beneath the glacier, braving underground torrents of meltwater, he gets to see this:

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