As spring starts earlier each year, it can be easy to forget the subtle signs of how the season is shifting. According to NOAA, March temperatures in the U.S. have been above average in seven of the last ten years. It’s become something expected, normal even. But from his Philadelphia[…]
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What to watch for when temperatures rise
Every day Sue Blythe likes to take a walk around her neighborhood near Gainesville, Florida. But a late May heatwave prevented her from doing that. “I was just housebound,” She said. “It was so hot and I’m in my seventies.” Hot, hot, hot in North Florida. The AC in my[…]
Your thoughts and your ‘shots: We want ’em. For science. Happy Labor Day!
So, you take a photo, send it to ISeeChange and post a short note about what you see in your town or backyard. How might that help us understand a changing climate? Our partners at the Earth Observation and Modeling Facility at the University of Oklahoma can answer that, because[…]
High rivers and hot weather hit the West: take photos for Field Photo Weekend!
Fishermen are great observers, and the ones who taught me most about that were my brother and my dad. Nowadays, my dad’s moving more slowly, and my brother, Michael Peterson, is a Cincinnati-based poet, but each June they make a pilgrimage back to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Last week they[…]
Have you seen your favorite summer bugs?
All observations are, to some extent, limited. There’s always some subjective gap between what we’ve seen and the fullest truth. The sight of the boy you liked in high school walking away with another girl has probably lingered in your heart longer than his feelings for her. Emotion, especially, can[…]
Is summer over? (Take a picture to tell us!)
At the Thomas Starr King Middle School across the street from me (Go Lions!), students return to classes before Labor Day. They’re among a growing number of kids who mourn summer’s death in August…unlike in Virginia, where the King’s Dominion law protects the rights of teenagers to ride roller coasters[…]
Field Photo Weekend – Memorial Day Alert!
Memorial Day weekend’s just ahead, with stormy weather expected in the Midwest and East. But Memorial Day itself should be mostly dry: so if you’re heating up the barbeque, you might also break out your camera or smartphone to help our friends with a science project. It’s a Field Photo[…]
So you want to be a better observer…
Observation, like skiing, cooking or pageant walking, is a skill that can be honed. So we went looking for someone who is an expert in observation, who can offer lessons in taking note to all note-takers and – this week – to #ISeeChangers.