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Ed•win P. Ger•ber |ĕd’wĭn pē gûr’bûr|


1. Climate scientist, currently an Associate Professor in the Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science and Mathematics at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and an Associate Editor for the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

2. Cyclist, harmonica player, fledgling cook, outdoors enthusiast trying out the city life, and adventurer.

3. Son, brother, husband, and father.

DERIVATIVES Ed Gerber, Eddie (dated)

ORIGIN Forename from my grandfather Edwin Rosenthaler (1921-1963), who was named after his grandfather, Edwin Howe (1868-?). P for Paul, also the middle name of my father. Surname traced as far back as my great-great-great-grandfather Abraham Gerber (?-1919), originally from Holland. His son Abel (1867-1931) had immigrated to Grand Rapids, MI by 1889.

Global warming is real. We are causing it ... and we can stop it.

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that people are warming the Earth beyond natural variability. This position is held by virtually all climate scientists, NASA, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the world’s most authoritative organization on climate change).

The question today is no longer if man-made climate change is happening, but how its challenges can be solved by human ingenuity. We must rapidly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in order to minimize the significant risks of climate change, such as more extreme heat waves, prolonged droughts and severe floods. Our actions will have lasting impacts on generations to come.

The above is the Tyndall Petition. Check out skepticalscience.com, climatepedia.org, and realclimate.org to learn more about climate change and the effort to prevent it. We can stop global warming and maintain a vibrant, growing economy. The only thing we lack today is the will.


Some useful items


The CAOS Colloquium

a nice guide to laTex


linux and mac notes

running your own GCM

a talk on how to survive grad school

P.S. Can you spot the experiment to illustrate reduced gravity shallow water waves on this page?