Greetings and happy Autumnal Equinox to folks in the Northern Hemisphere! If you’re south of the equator, I hope your start to the spring season has gotten off to a grand start. There’s plenty of science news to peruse this week, so let’s get started.
For your consideration, here are this week’s links…
Twitter could be going up for sale in the near future. Considering its my primary social media outlet, I’m watching this unfold with great interest and not a little concern.
Here’s an excellent read that you should take very seriously. “66 Ways To Protect Your Privacy Right Now.”
The FBI recommends that you cover up the webcam on your computer…and for a very good reason.
An interesting new perspective. “Scientists Confirm The Universe Has No Direction.”
A very intriguing read on Jupiter’s moon Europa and some of the newest “secrets” discovered.
Here’s an example of recycling at its best! Check out this table made from plastic pollution that’s found in our oceans.
A very concise overview of the causes behind wildfires.
According to recent World Health Organization data, over 90% of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air.
Frustrated by political inaction, 375 of the world’s top scientists, including 30 Nobel Prize winners, didn’t mince words as to the immediate climate threat and published an open letter regarding climate change.
While ozone is unhealthy at ground level, it’s presence in our upper atmosphere is crucial. Here’s an excellent read on how and why ozone is measured from space.
A very impressive data set! “Longest historic temperature record stretches back 2 million years.”
Getting priorities straight with bipartisan support at home and cooperation with other countries is the most satisfactory path to dealing with climate change.
Is extreme weather driven by climate change costing USA citizens a lot of money? You bet it is. Current estimates tally a total upwards of $67 Billion US dollars.
Speaking of priorities, science is perhaps the only self-correcting field of study…and climate scientists are giving us fair warning that it’s time to recalculate the math on climate change.
“President Obama signed a presidential memorandum establishing that climate-change impacts must be factored into the development of all national security-related doctrine, policies and plans.” For the USA, this is good news. Like it or not, climate change has become an important part of national and foreign policy.
Here’s important information for folks who are deaf or hard of hearing and need important NOAA Weather Radio watches, warnings, and other important weather information.
The Autumnal Equinox arrived earlier this week for the Northern Hemisphere. Here are answers to the five most common questions regarding this annual event.
A lightning bolt in Oklahoma has been deemed the world’s longest…just under 200 miles in length!
Let’s hope this comes to fruition. “Senate Weather Bill That Supports Forecast Improvement Can Benefit All Americans.”
Can climate change deniers be some of the world’s most efficient contrary contrarians? According to this article, I’d answer that question in the affirmative.
Finally, a spot on info-graphic from Dr. Marshall Shepherd that should help you out when you’re dogged with that sophomoric statement about being “wrong half the time.”
I can recall many occasions where the Storm Prediction Center has been absolutely hitting the bull’s eye with severe weather outlooks…but if they’re off a bit (as happened a few weeks ago), you’d think it was the end of western civilization as we know it whilst people are calling for heads to roll. Much of the general public isn’t aware of the intricacies of weather forecasting and doesn’t comprehend the fact that dealing with a three-dimensional fluid that is in a never-ending state of erratic flux is one of the most daunting challenges a meteorologist/climatologist/weather hobbyist/storm chaser faces.
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