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Solar Power - So Big, It's Boring

One of the keys to stopping the earth from warming more is to stop burning fossil fuels - gas, coal, oil, etc.  Much of the electricity world-wide is created by burning natural gas and coal. But solar is now a…

How Do We Move Forward on Climate Change

It's a well-established scientific fact that we humans are causing the earth to warm up - a lot. This is already having significant impacts on our planet and on us. So what do we do now? This article, written by…

February was Coldest in 30 Years in U.S.

NOAA recently published this: "During February, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 30.6°F, 3.2°F below the 20th-century average. This ranked as the 19th-coldest February in the 127-year period of record and was the coldest February since 1989. The winter (December-February) average contiguous U.S.…

We Are Running Out of Sand

Yes, the world is running out of sand. So what? Well it turns out that we use a lot of it in a lot of applications. And running short on sand is a problem. The whole article is here: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/05/sand-shortage-the-world-is-running-out-of-a-crucial-commodity.html

Spring Temperatures are Warmer

This map shows the change in temperatures across the Unites States in the past 50 years. @ClimateCentral tweeted the following: "Of 243 cities analyzed across the U.S., 120 cities (49%) have recorded an increase in average spring temperatures of 2℉…

Most Unusual Job Posting - Maybe Ever

@stweartbrand tweeted the following. "Want a full time biotech job to revive the Woolly Mammoth and eventually restore the species to the northern wild? We're hiring. Details at the link and below. https://reviverestore.org/funding-opportunities/woolly-mammoth-revival-fellowship/" This is a real post! He is…

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…

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