Tornado Quest Science Links And Much More For Nov. 23 – 30, 2014

If you were celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope it was a good one and you had a grand time. Some folks in the northeastern USA states didn’t have such a grand time dealing with a snowstorm that could not have had “better” timing. If you ran that gauntlet and survived, congratulations. You deserve a medal.

For your consideration, here are this week’s links…

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Christmas is coming and so is the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Here’s how you can get involved.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/SUSTAINABILITY

How about some good news. The largest solar plant in the USA is running full throttle. We need to see more of this…and soon.

Check out these cool wind turbines that are made for home-scale energy needs. I’d certainly give one of these a whirl.

This was only a matter of time. Farmers are discovering the benefits of renewable energy.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

No surprise here. “In the ski business, there are no climate deniers.”

An all too often overlooked topic. The effects of climate change driven heatwaves on an aging population.

A very important U.N. climate summit is underway in Lima, Peru. This one is especially important due to the potential accomplishments.

No secret to those in the know. Risks from extreme weather are “significant and increasing.”

Very interesting read on using past climate data to better understand the El Nino’s of the future.

A very creative use of robotic technology to study the secrets of the southern oceans.

And that’s a wrap for this week. Stay curious folks…it’s good for the brain.

Cheers!

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