Air, by Noar, Discussing Climate Change

- El Gringo The vast majority of the world  believes that climate change is real and, for the most part, human beings are to blame for the acceleration of this phenomenon. People from across the globe have protested with ever larger crowds against the do-nothing governments that barely recognize this death knell…

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Recent Funeral Held for Swiss Glacier

by Taistealai Dozens of Swiss congregated recently in the Glarus Alps of Northeastern Switzerland to mourn the passing of their beloved Pizoli glacier. They had been watching its slow regression into oblivion over the year with sadness and consternation and in September, the gathered together for the last time to say goodbye…

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Why Sarasota, Florida, Has Never Been in the Eye of a Hurricane

by Taistealai Sarasota has not been a bull’s-eye for a major hurricane since reliable records began in 1871. There are several theories out there to explain this phenomenon. Long time resident Jim Lawson suggests that the reason Sarasota lucks out is its proximity to Pass-A-Grille and St. Pete Beach. The old reincarnated…

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Rivers of Dust: The Future of Water and the Middle East

Without international diplomacy, the Middle East is going to run out of water — and it won’t be alone.It is written that “Enannatum, ruler of Lagash,” slew “60 soldiers” from Umma. The battle between the two ancient city states took place 4,500 years ago near where the great Tigris and Euphrates rivers…

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Record Heatwave Scorches Europe

Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have recorded their highest ever temperatures, in a heatwave searing Western Europe. The Belgian town of Kleine Brogel hit 39.9C (102F), the hottest since 1833. The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven beat the 75-year-old national record, with a new high of 39.3C. Germany's weather service said a…

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FRIPON: Fireball Recovery and Planetary Inter Observation Network

    http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/07/FRIPON_network_watching_the_skies   Mounted at the highest point of ESA’s ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands, a fisheye camera keeps a constant watch on the sky, looking out for bright fireballs – very bright meteors burning up in the atmosphere. This is one of a network of more than a hundred…

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