Category Archives: Asia and Pacific

Zero is still a measurement

Zero is a fascinating word and concept.  The concept of zero can be attributed to mathematicians in India over a thousand years ago.  Jaina mathematicians may have been the first to use the word shunya (meaning void in Sanskrit) to … Continue reading

Posted in Asia and Pacific, General Science, North America | 5 Comments

Connecting pollutants and air temperature in the Maldives

With climate change, there are many relationships that are understood, and many others that are not.  Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan from The Scripps Institute in San Diego has spent the last fifteen years in the Maldives, a nation south of India that … Continue reading

Posted in Air Temperature, Asia and Pacific, Atmosphere, Carbon, Climate, Climate Change, Earth System Science, General Science, Great Global Investigation of Climate | 3 Comments