The 'So What' Of The Phoenix Haboob And Trans-Atlantic Saharan Dust

"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. There was a jaw-dropping haboob in Phoenix, and African dust was moving across the Atlantic Ocean. Here's why you should care.

If Mars Appears The Same Size As The 'Blood Moon' We Are In Trouble

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. But if they appeared to be the same size, we would be in some serious trouble. Here is the science of what will happen with the moon and Mars this weekend.

Why Was My Race Relevant To A Disagreement About Climate Change?

This week I wrote an article in Forbes about the upcoming #MetsUnite activity on the Summer Solstice. Because it was about climate change, I expect a certain range of reactions to such articles. It comes with the territory when you are a scientist or communicator in this field. However, something interesting happened this time. I became aware of a discussion forum of scientists that disagreed with the article. One of the group participants shared with me his disdain with my article and revealed some of the other comments.