There’s been a lot of media coverage this year about an apparent dispute between meteorologists and climatologists regarding the evidence of climate change. Precipitating the most recent storm of opinion has been the release of a survey by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. Of the nearly 600 members of the American Meteorological Society who completed at least part of the survey, nearly half responded that they did not believe global warming was happening (25%) or that they did not know whether it was happening (21%). Given the visible role that meteorologists play in informing the public (they are largely TV weather forecasters), their perspective plays an important role in how the public forms its opinions on climate change.
Regular visitors to this once-active blog may have noticed a distressing absence of posts this year. Strong client demand and rapid organizational growth have consumed the time of primary contributors (and Forio founders) Michael and Will. Recent visitors will have noticed that something’s been afoot, however. Layouts have changed. That’s because we are relaunching Forio’s [...]
An important feature of Forio Broadcast Professional is the ability to restrict access to registered users. Broadcast contains a number of features to make the login process smooth and your application appear professional.
I promised to explain some of the new features in Broadcast in a series of articles. My favorite new feature in Forio Broadcast solves a real problem, is simple to apply, and I’ve started using it everywhere. In a nutshell, you can now easily calculate totals in the user interface. If you’ve struggled with this as much as I have you’ll probably be jumping for joy.
One of the benefits of offering Forio Broadcast as online software is a complete change in the nature of upgrades. Since we launched the site five years ago we have added new features on a regular but fairly quiet basis. You will find that some of these enhancements simply make existing simulations work better. Other times you might find a surprising new capability to use when building a new simulation.
It’s easy to look past such continual evolution, so I wanted to highlight some of the subtle improvements and new capabilities made available in the last six months.