Global highlights: Year-to-date (January–July 2015) The year-to-date temperature combined across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.53°F (0.85°C) above the 20th century average. This was the highest for January–July in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2010 by 0.16°F (0.09°C). The year-to-date globally-averaged land surface temperature was 2.41°F (1.34°C) above the 20th century average. This was the highest for January–July in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record of 2007 by 0.27°F (0.15°C). The year-to-date globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 1.21°F (0.67°C) above the 20th century average. This was also the highest for January–July in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record of 2010 by 0.11°F (0.06°C). Every major ocean basin observed record warmth in some areas. For extended analysis of global temperature and precipitation patterns, please see our full July report.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Right wing Christian fundamentalists, who prefer their individualized brand of 'Christianity' over the facts (ironically), will deny the evidence, but here it is: the Earth is getting warmer. The consensus is overwhelming despite what the crazy old man down the street might say (and the only people who deny are crazy old men now....). The NOAA released their data and July 2015 is the warmest EVER on record for the globe. Naysayers will suggest that the Earth has been warmer since we only have records going back 100 years, surely at some point in the past it's been warmer, now excuse me as I fill up my SUV.
Posted by brit at 7:39 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The New Horizon mission to Pluto is a success. for under the cost of a new football stadium, you too could send a ship to Pluto. After nearly 10 years in space traveling to the solar system, the New Horizon Mission is a success. Pictures started beaming back, starting with far away shots of the dwarf planet, and then higher resolutions that gave us our first glimpse of the rugged ice planet. NASA was looking for a PR boost this is it. In his capture the attention of the world and Will help them gear up for their eventual manned mission to Mars. Take a look at some of the pictures at the link below. For more: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html
Posted by brit at 8:18 AM
Friday, July 17, 2015
Climate change deniers will continue to ignore the evidence despite being people who claim to "follow the evidence". I new study has emerged, another her in the plethora of research that continues to support the conclusion that the earth is warming as result of man-made influences, that states 2014 has been the warmest year ever recorded. http://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/state-of-climate-in-2014/ The American meteorological Society, has released the numbers of the state of climate change and the results aren't good. As world worms the problems multiply. The compounding effects of warmer oceans or holes in the O zone layer will be felt for decades to come. In terms of public opinion the worst problem of a deniers to to be incapable of reading sound science. The best we can hope for is that education will prevail and eventually it will sway policymakers to enact some lasting changes.
Posted by brit at 8:19 AM
Friday, February 13, 2015
Apart from the naysayers, who are few and far between, who deny climate change, most rational people understand that our impact on the earth is affecting the climate. The very real ways we are noticing that not only is the earth getting warmer but is also having a huge impact our environment. It's a devastating impact. Hurricanes are longer, typhoons are stronger, and snowstorms are bigger. Culturally America has to deal with these your consumerism. We have been developed to one and take whatever it is we need and have come to expect I will get it. Now ignoring a lot of rule parts America, We have taken things like freshwater, and clean water, for granted. Some places there shouldn't even be water are getting this stuff just live but also to, shockingly, water their lawns. There's a level of cultural change that needs to happen as we attempt to figure out ways to reduce our water draw. The fact remains as we are finding it harder and harder to keep our aquifers in intact. A recent study has adjusted that America is due to experienced the worst drought in 1000 years. I'm not sure who is recording thousand years ago but the fact remains there's a water problem. How we deal with it and how we'll be forced to change because of it remains to be seen. Welding is for sure it's here and now, for many it's not news at all call about for the rest of us there's a shift coming that we need to pay attention to. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-droughts-will-be-the-worst-in-1-000-years1/
Posted by brit at 4:11 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015
In case you been living underneath the rock there are a number of private companies that are challenging the field of rockets. Okay, I'm making a very complex science simple but it's true, there is a race to see if we can get into space cheaply. Not only is the pursuit to put private 'tourists' in space for a relatively low cost, they're our own words and prizes available for companies who can meet certain criteria. Then there's Elon Musk entrepreneur extraordinaire. You might remember him from such companies as PayPal. He's do some amazing things with his company spaceX. The most recent accomplishment? Nearly landing a rocket that went out into space on a barge no larger than a quarter of the football field. Basically a rocking went to space and they try to landed on a tiny strip of the boat in the middle of the ocean. Don't leave me? These guys are not only legit but the also celebrating their mistakes, Assuming you can call this a mistake. Can't wait to see what comes next, this is human achievement and pioneering at its finest.
Posted by brit at 4:01 PM
Monday, November 3, 2014
Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water...and, in that same sample, the first discovery of organic compounds. The Mars Curiosity Rover as arrived on the red planet and is motoring around discovering. One of the attachments to the vehicle include a drill. The Rover has successfully drill the core sample and within evidence of water and the first discovery of organic compounds. This should make all the space and science nerds freak out. For more on the news release: http://news.yahoo.com/curiosity-rover-drills-mars-rock-finds-water-122321635.html
Posted by brit at 7:36 AM
Sunday, August 3, 2014
There's a stigma in the US where supporting Gaza in the recent conflict amounts to terrorism. Unfortunately, human empathy dictates that the injustice on civilians on both sides needs to stop. America, however, eats out of the palm of the Israelis and their American supporters (who somehow are Israelis first, then Americans.....) Any attempt to reprimand the alleged atrocities committed by IDF is met with rebuke from the Israeli government. Republicans would love to save Israel, since for many, their constituents have a false belief that the nation of Israel has a roll in return of the Christian Messiah. The issues at hand are complex. Yes, Hamas is terrorism and they cannot rule in Gaza. But no, they are no solely to blame as many Conservatives would have you believe. If you enjoy shooting fish in a barrel then shelling Gaza is your thing. But if you're human, and if you're a Jew ,fo all peope, you should know better what it means to systematically annihilate a people group.
Posted by brit at 8:57 AM