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We Can Change to Renewable Energy AND Save Money

A study done by some prominent scientists concludes that the entire globe can change to renewable energy - that doesn't pollute, with existing technology in wind, solar, geothermal, etc., and the payback is only 6 years.  From that point forward…

Map of the Hottest Decade - Globally

Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) put together the map below illustrating the global temperatures by decade.  The answer if pretty clear. "Warmest decade since 1900. Not the 1930s. Not the 1970s. The results are dramatic and obvious."

Summer Nights are Getting Warmer

Global Warming is not just about the daytime highs.  One huge impact is overnight lows.  The issue here is that by burning fossil fuels (gas, coal, oil, etc.), we've added tons and tons of carbon dioxide to the air.  In…

Oldest Galaxy Seen From Webb Telescope

The Webb Telescope has only been running for a bit over a month now, but it has already produced a picture of a Galaxy older than any we've seen before.  This Galaxy, called GLASS-z13, existed when the Universe was only…

Historic Flooding in Saint Louis

Saint Louis got hammered today with more rain than they've ever seen before.  How much?  Some spots near Saint Louis got nearly a foot of rain in about 10 hours.  That's roughly a third of the rainfall they normally get…

Parts of Europe Are Melting Right Now

Below is a tweet that sums up what's going on in the UK. Daniel Swain @Weather_West "The U.K. has broken essentially every temperature record there is to break by considerable margins over the past 24 hours. An astonishing and extremely…

Global Warming Is Heating Up The Planet

It's really hot - especially in Europe right now.  This is all the result of Global Warming.  And we are respo0nsible for this.  The burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas, etc.) since the late 1800's has increased the concentration…

Underwater Robots Making a Big Splash With Scientists

Underwater robots are able to give scientists a much more complete look at what's going on in the Ocean.  Here are a few excerpts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Researchers are using autonomous underwater robots to sample environmental…

Big Improvement in Our Drought

We've seen a huge difference in our drought over the past two weeks.  Yes, we all know it's been rainy.  That rain has, at least for now, effectively eliminated our drought here in the Midlands.  Check out the image from…

Lots of Rain Over the Past Week

You probably don't need me to point out that it's been very rainy in Columbia over the past week.  Below is a tweet from the Southeast Regional Climate Center, @SERCC.  KCUB is Hamilton Owens Airport in Columbia. "Over the past…

Ever Heard of a Zombie Fire

A Zombie Fire is a wildfire that starts in the fall and survives through the winter.  It's called a Zombie because it comes back to life after appearing to be dead.  Yup.  You heard that right.  Some wildfires keep burning…

July is Getting Hotter

July is here and so is the heat. For most of the country, July is among the hottest months of the year—and it's only getting warmer as our climate warms.   Since 1970, July temperatures have increased by 2.1°F for the…

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