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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Satire

Climate change can be a conversation killer

It's that time of year again - the holiday party season. Time to put on your favorite ugly holiday sweater, and carry on awkward banter with coworkers, friends and relatives. For an ordinary individual who works in a relatively noncontroversial field, holiday parties and other social events can be relatively carefree and fun occasions. But for those who work in a climate science-related discipline, these days such events are more like a series of conversational minefields.

By Andrew Freedman  | December 8, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Climate Change, Freedman, Latest, News & Notes, Satire  
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DCA's snow totals may get adjusted higher

* Fantastic weather through weekend: Full Forecast * For many years, Reagan National Airport's snow totals have been questioned and often criticized for under-representing the Washington area. National Airport, located in Arlington, Va., is Washington's official weather station and frequently reports lower accumulations than locations in the District proper and...

By Kevin Ambrose  | April 1, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Satire  
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Farewell to Mt. Washington's wind record

* Temperatures to tumble: Full Forecast | Latest snow assessment * The sun sets on Mount Washington's world record wind. Photo by CWG's Ann Posegate Friday was a sad day for those of us who knew and loved Mount Washington's World Record Wind, hereto referred to by our nickname for...

By Andrew Freedman  | January 28, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Freedman, News & Notes, Posegate, Satire, Science  
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Climate Change and the Scary Jellyfish Scourge

* Hot and humid: Full Forecast * A Chrysaora jellyfish. Image courtesy NOAA. This summer has seen its share of odd climate change-related science stories. A running theme has been changes in the size and abundance of species as a result of human activities. For example, in June it was...

By Andrew Freedman  | August 3, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Climate Change, Freedman, News & Notes, Satire  
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Freedman: TV Weather Attack Ads?

As the two-year national 'stressathon' known as the presidential election comes to a close today, many of us face a daunting question: what will we do with ourselves tomorrow, when we don't have the suspense of an election to obsess about? Will we be the same people we were before...

By Andrew Freedman  | November 4, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Freedman, Humor, Media, Satire  
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