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Springs Are Getting Warmer

Springs are getting warmer all over the globe. And the same is true right here in the Midlands. This chart shows the average temperature in spring in Columbia since 1970. You can see that the average temperature has increased by…

The 2022 Beijing Olympics Will Run Only on Renewable Energy

Here's another example of how renewable energy is not only possible, but practical and no more expensive than traditional fossil fuel. The 2022 Beijing Olympics will be powered exclusively by renewable energy. See: https://www.powerengineeringint.com/renewables/beijing-2022-olympics-to-be-powered-by-100-renewable-energy/

Ever Wonder About the Weather on Mars?

Yes, Mars has weather. It's a lot colder than here on earth, but it actually has more similarities to our weather than you might expect.  Dr. Marshall Shepherd covers it really well here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2021/02/23/nasas-perseverance-mission-is-awesomeso-whats-the-weather-like-on-mars/?sh=22eaf543f2f4  

REALLY Cool Mars Landing Video from NASA

This video is well worth your time. Here's the tweet from NASA:  You might have seen photos from Mars, but have you seen high-speed video? We captured our @NASAPersevere rover’s final minutes of descent and landing in a way never seen…

Lots of Records Set in the Past Week in U.S.

As you might expect, the cold spell that gripped much of the country this week set many records. Here's a tweet from the National Weather Service Prediction Center, @NWSWPC "Over 3000 daily record cold temperatures (minimum and maximum) have now…

January 2021 was Very Warm - Again

Check out this post by @ZLabe. It shows the difference from average at each latitude on the earth. You'll notice that Antarctica was slightly cooler than average, while the rest of the planet was warmer than average. But what really…

Harvard Study: Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year

Here's the first very sobering paragraph from the study: "More than 8 million people died in 2018 from fossil fuel pollution, significantly higher than previous research suggested, according to new research from Harvard University, in collaboration with the University of…

Empire State Building Now on 100% Renewable Energy

The Empire State Building in New York City is iconic for so many reasons. And now there's one more. Its electricity is now generated by 100% wind power. You can read all about it here: https://technocodex.com/empire-state-building-the-empire-state-building-now-runs-100-on-wind-energy/

Sea Level Rising Faster Than Previously Expected

Sea level is rising faster than scientists expected. The planet is warming - primarily because of burning of fossil fuels (gas, oil, coal, etc.). This warming is causing the glaciers to melt. That melting water flows into the ocean, causing…

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