Posts tagged earth

Posted 1 year ago

The US Postal Service has created an on-line version of its annual commemorative book.  Here is a detail from Earthscapes. (via Earthscapes • The 2012 Stamp Yearbook)

Posted 1 year ago

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What New York City Would Look Like Buried In Its Own Carbon Emissions

Picture – These are the emissions from a single hour (6,204 spheres).

One of the many reasons why people fail to acknowledge the seriousness of greenhouse gas emissions is that they’re invisible. You can’t see carbon dioxide piling up on the street; you can only see the disasters that happen in the wake of climate change. A project from Carbon Visuals and the Environmental Defense Fund imbues emissions with a sense of physicality by showing what it would look like if New York City was literally covered in its CO2 emission.

One hour.

Posted 1 year ago

Simply grand.

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Drake Passage Palmer Peninsula Antarctica

Posted 1 year ago
The University of Leeds research team found that the gas kept sodium channels, which are important for controlling the heartbeat, open for longer. Disrupting the sodium channels can disrupt the heart’s rhythm, leading to cardiac arrhythmia, which can be fatal.

BBC News - Carbon monoxide’s damaging role in heart rhythm found.  

You say your long commute is no one’s business but your own, yet it turns out it may be disrupting the heart rhythm of people exposed to the pollution.

Just think: now, when you get a job closer to home or telecommute more often, you can think of it as a public service!

Posted 1 year ago
"We were not expecting this, but as scientists, it is our duty to let the evidence change our minds." He added that he now considers himself a "converted sceptic" and his views had undergone a "total turnaround" in a short space of time.

Climate change study forces sceptical scientists to change minds | Environment | The Guardian.

Science: it’s about working with the information you have, not the information you wish you had.  Cool, no?

Posted 1 year ago

It’s hard to know whether the auroras or the lightning storms are more intriguing…

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View from the ISS at Night

Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS.

Posted 1 year ago

Note the scale of the photo while viewing the related sequence (via More Ice Breaks off of Petermann Glacier : Natural Hazards).

Posted 1 year ago
Without climate change we would be seeing extreme heat waves once every 100 years, now it’s more on the order of 10 times in 100 years," Schmidt said. "That’s going to increase. The dice are loaded, and we’re loading them even more.
Posted 1 year ago
Ornish cites a study finding that the amount of energy required to produce a Quarter Pounder with Cheese equals burning 7 pounds of coal.
And then the meal itself will slowly kill you.  Daily serving of red meat raises risk of cancer, heart disease - Vitals.  
Posted 1 year ago

Nature is gorgeous!

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Salt formations at the Dead Sea… wow.