RickyRood, • 1:52 AM GMT on October 28, 2014
Presently, my analysis is that our federal model for supporting research and development is in a spiral of decline: increased volatility in programs, lower success rates in proposals, reduction of percentage of salary obtained in a proposal. There is no doubt that the political instability in Washington extends through to the day-to-day practice of science – perhaps, disruption is the goal of our science policy makers. It is counter to what a nation needs to compete in the world, and it is counter to what is needed to address the challenges we face as a nation and individuals.
RickyRood, • 3:42 PM GMT on October 20, 2014
For the blog below. Been involved in a few discussions about the "role of Gulf Stream" in the current King Tide. Anybody with insights into the specific state of ocean dynamics (item 5) right now, have at it in the comments.
RickyRood, • 12:57 AM GMT on October 10, 2014