Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I’ve taken some time off from posting, but here we go again. A lot has been happening so here’s some of the stuff I’ve been following…
The Siberian Giant Holes…
Odd Cause of Gaping Siberian Holes Possibly Found
I’ve always wondered, I love the stuff (go Chipotle)…
Why 10% of the Population Hates Cilantro and the Rest Doesn’t Know Any Better
Now this is an adventure…
Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated
Nice to see a government admitting they just don’t know…
Chile Releases Official Study on UFO Photos
Supersonic Earthquakes, gotta love that!
‘Sonic Boom’ Earthquake Shatters Expectations
The early Earth…
This Is What The Earth Looked Like When It Was Only Half A Billion Years Old
(note .GIF link didn’t work on my computer here is another link with the actual paper…
Widespread mixing and burial of Earth’s Hadean crust by asteroid impacts
Don’t believe the hype: 5 reasons to be pessimistic about climate change
Worry about human civilization. The Earth will adjust in geologic time.
Why It’s So Tricky for Geologists to Think About Climate Change
And one was just a 5 year-old girl. They touched down in Pilger, Nebraska on Monday. Footage of twin twisters is very rare.
I’ve said before, that nature can throw more CO2 into the atmosphere that can we.
What Lies Beneath: Giant Underground Carbon Store Is a Greenhouse Gas Bomb
So cool. Advice to boaters, weather conditions can change quickly!
This visualization from NASA, shows yearly deviation in average temperature from a mid-twentieth century baseline. It shows 1950 to 2013.
Well it looks like we’ll be seeing some truly cold weather as school starts back up. It’s summer in Antarctica right now, but it’s a good time to reflect on how cold it can get on our planet (remember, being in the Southern Hemisphere, their winter is during our summer). Few scientists can take wintering on the Antarctic continent. The population of the whole continent drops to only a few hundred over the winter and they must pass a rigorous screening process before they are allowed to do so. The video below shows what “Condition 1” weather is like. No travel outside quarters is permitted during these conditions.
Makes you feel warmer already, doesn’t it?
This has been expected for awhile based on computer models. Now we have evidence…
Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Means Scorching US Summers
Typhoon Haiyan is one of the most powerful typhoons (or hurricanes) ever recorded. The death toll may hit 20,000.
Philippine typhoon deaths climb into thousands
Philippines Reeling in Aftermath of Typhoon
National Geographic has just released a map showing the best representation of what the world will look like if the polar ice caps melt.
What the world would look like if all ice melted
Rising Seas – Interactive: If All The Ice Melted