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Answers: Supercooled water

By Jack Williams ©2015

Q: How can water that is below 32 degrees F (zero degrees C) remain in liquid form and not freeze? That is, become "supercooled"? Matt, LaGrange, Ga. A: The best way to begin understanding how supercooled liquid water forms is to forgot what you've been told about water "freezing at 32 degrees F." This is really the temperature at which ice... »

Journalists and Climate Science

By Jack Williams ©2015

The political, diplomatic, and military consequences of climate change can be a minefield for journalists. Lately most such coverage has been about the cap and trade legislation making its way through the U.S. Congress. More complex topics... »