Monday, October 17, 2005


This doesn't have a whole lot to do with technical writing, but it does touch on something that came up in class today:

2005 tied for worst year for tropical storms (CNET)

From the article:
"While it is unclear whether global warming has created more storms, many experts say it has made the storms that occur more intense."
Food for thought...although, I don't think I'll be looking to buy a Prius any time soon.


At 7:44 PM, Blogger Linda said...

I know this is unrelated to the post but I have two questions for anyone willing to help me.

1. How do I post a new message?
2. How do I get my computer to read a pdf? It only reads word documents.


At 8:38 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

Go to and download Acrobat Reader. It has a plugin with it that it will install.

At 1:08 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Linda, you can post a new message by going to and signing in with the username and password that you used to set up your Blogger account.

Once you're signed in, you should see the Blogger Dashboard. You should see a link to the TC 231 blog and a button (a "+" sign) to add a new post.

When you click on that button, a page will come up with space for you to type in a new message. When you're done, click "Submit Post" and let Blogger do the rest.

At 7:32 PM, Blogger Nate said...

Something to think about when global warming is mentioned… When we look at US data have you ever wondered how many/where these sampling stations are? Well there was an interesting study done by a Civil Engineering PhD from Colorado showing temperature stations around the country and recently built items which could introduce error into many sampling stations. Its hard to deny that we are having some effect on climate but when they are reporting a 0.25 degree increase in world temperature know that there probably is a plus/minus error on that value of a couple of degrees. It’s good to be critical.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

One more interesting aside...NASA put together a visualization of all 21 named storms.

I promise this will be my last hurricane-related post.

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Phung said...

Wow, I didn't realize that we had 21 storms this year. All I remembered was Katrina, Rita, and Wilma(coming). I think the article should have more support and examples to back up the author's claims. It's not quite clear how hurricanes get their names.

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Chris D said...

I didn't realize that there were somany either. Although I judging from the slideshow it looks like some just kind of wandered around in the middle of the atlandtic ocean. I also didn't realize that some storms made it all the way to the great lakes.


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