Awesome animation by NASA!
This is a game changer. A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates the cost of subsidizing a full transition to clean energy, and comes out with a figure that is only 10-30% of the subsidy presently given to the planet-destroying fossil fuel industries.
That’s right. It would be cheaper to go green.
The report can be found here.
Why are we not doing this? Hmmm.
Sci Show put together a nice review, but it is, like most of their videos, very fast.
For tomorrow’s quiz (don’t forget notes for chapter 17)
composition of air
air pressure and altitude
effects of vacuum
layers of the atmosphere
see you then
Wow, so cool.
Here is the link…
Hmmm, I was not expecting another snow day. We will cancel the quiz on groundwater and caves.
Review Chapters 1,2,3,4,9,8,10,11,5, and 6
Mid-term has changed and will now be only 115 multiple choice questions. I am dropping the essays due to time constraints. Still open note.
Thanks and good luck
Bad stuff here. NASA image of the wildfires from space.
Here is the link to the game guys…
Some instructive videos…
Here is the complete video we watched segments of in Dynamic Earth Class.
Due on January 7th
Geology Poster Project
A not uncommon sight out west. Fun when it happens along the Pacific Coast Highway.
To be used in class Monday…
with Devin Dennie, Ph.D.
I’ve mentioned before in Dynamic Earth about experiments to reactivate dormant genes in chicken embryos. The develop into rather dinosaur-looking creatures. This is pretty solid verification of the theory that birds are a development of dinosaurs.
Is due this Friday, and can be found here…
Here it is, any future such assignments will be posted here.
Blizzard Bag Lesson for Dynamic Earth
Go to the following Web sites from USA Today. Look at the graphic of Seasons and of Doppler Radar and complete the questions that follow. Turn the assignment in when we return to school.
Blizzard Bag Lesson for Earth / Physical Science
Instructor Chris Boch
Go to The Physical Science section of howstuffworks.com
Pick one of the articles, read it and write a one-page review, telling me about the article, what you learned and how you felt about it (was it well written, was it boring, etc.) Turn the assignment in when we return to school.
So Wednesday in Dynamic Earth I showed you two TED talks on oceans. The first is a very upbeat and hopeful view from Dr. Robert Ballard, the famed ocean explorer. He is a link to the talk if your interested.
The second video is more worrisome. Coral Ecologist Dr. Jeremy Jackson has seen massive ocean ecological destruction by the hand of man during his career and tells of a dark future, with a damaged ocean.
So I get home Wednesday night and who do I see on PBS? Jeremy Jackson. The new PBS show is called Earth: A New Wild. And looks at how humans are trying to effect a positive change on the environment by managing wilderness. Dr. Jackson and many, many others, are trying to regrow coral reefs, farm fish in the ocean instead of on land, introduce species that filter toxins from the water, and other amazing ideas.
Good show and you can watch it online. The episode I saw was “Oceans”
This is the entire video I started today in class. I’ve spoken about many of the locations in this video, and it illustrates much of the information we covered in class.
National Geographic Live! – Chasing Rivers, Part 1: The Colorado