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A Convenient Untruth

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Conservatives affirm their ignorance of science with their reactions to last week's "Snowpocalypse".

The recent snowstorms in Washington, D.C. did more than provide a visible metaphor for the gridlocked politics of our nation’s capitol—they also exposed one of the most troubling causes of that gridlock: Conservatives' dismissive attitude towards science. In reaction to the record snowfalls, Fox News’ Sean Hannity announced “it’s the most severe winter storm in years, which would......read more

Blizzard Time Lapse

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A 20 hour whiteout, shortened to 40 seconds.

A photographer in New Jersey captured the post-Christmas blizzard by taking a single picture every five minutes starting when the snow first began to fall and ending after the last flake. (via Kottke)...read more

Blame Climate Change for Extreme Winter Weather

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Scientists link winter storms to increased moisture in the air due to climate cahnge.

Heavy snowfall and intense storms in much of the U.S. this winter has climate change skeptics asking, "If global warming is real, then why is it so cold and wet?" We've got your answer. As the planet heats up, more water is evaporated into the atmosphere. And because the atmosphere is warmer, it is able to hold that water. When the atmosphere becomes saturated, intense storms ensue.According to......read more

Spectral Snow Trails Caught on Camera

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Projecting a video out the window during a blizzard, Brian Maffitt captured these prismatic images of falling snow

While Winter Storm Nemo was dropping between 12 to 40 inches of snow on the northeast, motion designer and photographer Brian Maffitt got busy -- not with a shovel but with a video projector and a camera. Maffit pointed a video projector playing The Lorax out his window, then shot the scene with his Canon 7D. The colorful results, as you can see above, are amazing. "I wanted to capture colors in......read more

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