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Spatial patterns of weather and their relationship with seasons in Japan

【This article is an English version of [My article in Japanese which appeared in this blog on 2018-07-11].】【This article may be further updated. I do not always specify what parts are updated and when. 】 - 1 - I talked with foreign stu…

Open house of research institutions (related to geo-science) in Tsukuba Science City

In this week (15 to 21 April 2019), many scientific research institutions have "open house" events.They are packed in the week because the week is designated as "Science and Technology Week" by the Japanese government. The web site of the …

We should not take economic growth as normal in the age of "oil peak" and beyond

[Note: This page is a "stub" under construction. I plan to expand this into an opinion piece as the title suggests, but I am not sure when I can achieve it. ] [Note in advance: When I revise this page, I may not include precise notices abo…

Impressions of a meeting on paleoclimate modeling

[This note is still to be revised. I have also written in Japanese.]A scientific meeting on paleoclimate modeling was held in Kyoto last week (from Monday 6th to Friday 10th December). I attended the sessions from Tuesday to Friday.I used …

Re-defining Climategate (Plan B)

Climategate is an issue to urge communication about climate. Conversation among climate experts has been disjoint from conversation among outsiders. It seems that the gate between the experts and the outsiders has seldom been used. We need…

Re-defining Climategate (Plan A)

Climategate is none other than the Watergate affair born again. It is something like eavesdropping conspired by an eccentric faction of supporters of the U.S. Republican Party in order to make their favorite candidate(s) win the coming ele…

Workshop on solar activity and climate change (Nagoya, 15 Nov. 2010): A personal summary

This is an English version of my posting here on 2010-11-18. The contents are not exactly the same.I participated in a workshop on solar activity and climate change held in Nagoya University on 15 Nov. 2010. Its official announcement is he…

Will blogs facilitate "extended peer review" as proposed by Ravetz?

[Excuse me, English speakers, this blog is designed for Japanese speakers. If you followed a link I made in other blogs, would you continue discussion there as long as it is appropriate?][Note on 2010-02-15: I am afraid this article is not…

Rethinking expertise, following Collins and Evans

[An article in the blog of a historian of science Kenji Ito on 2009-11-16 (in Japanese)] introduced me to what Science-Technology-Society scholars Harry Collins and Richard Evans discussed about experts in science and society. Soon I found…

A Popper-Kuhn hybrid theory of scientific knowledge

I may be an amateur in philosophy of science, in addition to being a professional natural scientist. I have read several books of Popper, and several of Kuhn. I regret very much that Popper fans and Kuhn fans tend to denounce each other. I…

A wish list toward utilization of earth observation data

[Maybe I am going to move this page to elsewhere. A link will remain here then.] [Japanese version is here.]This is my abstract for the meeting of Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) to be held in May 2010. I am one of co-convenors of the sessio…

An honest alarmist

[Note added on 2010-03-09: The connotation of the English word "alarmist" seems to be always bad, so I reconsider how to call the concept mentioned as the title of this page. I have not yet determined it yet. A candidate is "a precautioner…

Scientists should make their programs and data open -- what does it mean?

This is an English version of my post in Japanese here on 2010-02-06.There have long been such opinions that scientists who work with public funding should make their computer programs and data open to public (or to be audited) to make the…