Greetings everyone! Here’s some good news…the Atlantic hurricane season for 2018 has officially ended. This will be a year that won’t be forgotten soon with Hurricane Michael devastating a vast area of Florida and Georgia. Winter weather has made quite a showing across much of North America with more to come…hence the inclusion this week of a few winter weather safety links. There are plenty of other topics to go over, so let’s get started.
- Why are telescopes put in orbit so far from Earth? Here’s an explanation why this is a good idea.
- Take a look at this first-ever image of the north pole of our Sun.
- The recent earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska, USA caused considerable damage. Some ask, “Why can such a powerful earthquake cause so few casualties?”
- A fascinating look at our ever-changing planet. “Thriving Plateau Region That Slipped Beneath North Sea 8,000 Years Ago Reveals Its Secrets.”
- The Atlantic hurricane season has officially ended for 2018. Here’s a monthly review of this year’s Atlantic hurricane activity from the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.
- Not all areas of the United States will be affected by climate change in the same way. Here’s an excellent overview, USA region-by-region, of the recent 4th National Climate Assessment.
- The economic costs of climate change are a topic that can’t be ignored. Major economic losses in the USA alone would likely be far-reaching and perhaps even unrecoverable.
- If you’re not familiar with the CoCoRaHS: Community Collaborative Rainfall, Hail, & Snowfall Network, check it out! It’s one way for individuals, schools, organizations, etc to get involved year round in citizen science. “Volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nations.”
- Here’s a sobering read on the new evolution deniers. This time, they’re a growing group from the left side of the political spectrum. “Armed with what they perceive to be an indisputable truth questioned only by sexist bigots, they respond with well-practiced outrage to alternative views.” How nice.
- Communicating science information to the general public can be a daunting task. In spite of the plethora of information designed for the non-scientists, many Americans still underestimate the strength of the scientific consensus regarding climate change.
WINTER WEATHER SAFETY
With the onset of several substantial winter weather events across North America, it’s never too late to review winter weather safety information. These links will help you get started.
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