It is a part of our daily lives now. Fake news and pictures on the Internet. It is baffling to me why someone would want to share information that is factually incorrect, but the lure of "likes," "shares," and "retweets" is addictive I suppose.
Does anyone else remember The Flintstones cartoon? I may be dating myself, but one of the characters that always stuck in my mind was "Grand Poobah." He was the leader of a secret club that Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone were members of.
"Cool" weather picture are typically everywhere on social media: sunsets, shelf clouds, waterspouts, tornadoes, or interesting clouds. However, I could not help but notice that during the first week of August 2018 dust dominated weather headlines and social media.
On the evening of August 1st, 2018, parts of north Georgia including Athens, home of the University of Georgia, experienced multiple tornado warnings.
Friends and family in social media were sharing an article claiming that on July 27th, 2018 Mars would be as large as the moon. This is a myth. There is a "blood moon" this weekend, and there will be something fascinating about Mars too.
As I wrote this week in Forbes, the duck boat tragedy in Branson, Missouri was preventable. In that article, I discuss numerous meteorological warnings and guidelines recently issued by the American Meteorological Society on planning for weather at outdoor venues.
Like everyone else, my heart aches for the victims of the duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri this week. In fact, I write this piece with the hope that future incidents like this can be prevented. According to news reports, there were 13 fatalities (and counting) and several injured riders…
In a few weeks, many colleges and university students will return to school. A few days ago at breakfast, a nice cashier in Athens, Georgia asked if I was a professor at the University of Georgia. I said yes. The next question was "what do you teach?" and what we do in the summer.
This week a colleague sent me a private message saying that she was going to block a person on Twitter because he was being rather uncivil in his approach to her. It is unfortunate because I have noticed that some people are particularly aggressive towards my female counterparts on social media…
A new statement released this week by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), one of the leading weather-related professional organizations in the world, suggests that prior planning can also prevent weather-related injuries or fatalities at outdoor venues and public gatherings.