Dr. Peter Doran of University of Illinois Chicago Earth and Environmental Sciences

December 31st, 2007 andrea

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In 2006, Dr. Peter Doran wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about a research paper he and his colleagues published in Nature in 2002. The research presented in the paper showed that from 1986 to 2000, there had been climate cooling in one small area of Antarctica. The information in the paper was quickly mis-interpreted by a number of high-profile media personalities as proof that global warming was not happening, and Dr. Doran wrote the op-ed to set the record straight. Today I had the rare opportunity to interview him about this and his current research. Here is the interview:


and here is a link to the NYT article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/27/opinion/27doran.html

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Chili Judges to the Galley!

December 31st, 2007 andrea

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Icestock is the annual music festival at McMurdo, when the whole town comes out to listen to live music and eat chili, no matter what the conditions. This year, despite a bit of snow and cold temperatures, there was quite a crowd. Much fun was to be had, but the quality of the chili was no laughing matter, as evidenced by this short clip:

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More Sound Walkabout

December 31st, 2007 andrea

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As the date of Sonic Antarctica gets closer, we’re feverishly editing recordings from the Sound Walkabout a couple of days ago. In this series of excerpts from a sound recording by Anne Dalvera, you can hear her describing the setting around town as she walks and briefly talking about the soundscape with Patricia Jackson:

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