Greetings everyone! There’s some badly needed good news today…and that is NASA’s successful landing of the InSight lander on the planet Mars! The latest USA government climate change report is out and the California wildfires are still very much in the news…so let’s get started.
- The USA government’s Fourth National Climate Assessment has been getting a great deal of press as of late. If you haven’t read it, it’s certainly worth a very careful examination.
- Here’s an excellent concise overview of the USA Climate Assessment.
- Warnings on climate change are not a new phenomenon. “‘Time Is Running Out,’ Petroleum Institute Chief Said In 1965 Speech On Climate Change.”
- This is one hazard that you can’t run from. Regardless of your location and socio-economic status, air pollution and your health have an irrevocable link. Until the public demands action, most countries will do little to battle this urgent public health issue.
- There are certain criteria used to determine the severity of the recent California wildfires. Deaths and size are just two criteria used to classify the recent Camp Fire as the worst in California history.
- The wildfires in California were devastating and deadly. For many people, even hundreds of miles away from the fires, the smoke was at least sixty times higher than world health standards for safe air quality.
- With one blizzard having taken place in the USA and more snow to come across much of the Northern Hemisphere in the coming months, here’s a great read on winter tires and the importance of having the right kind of tires on your vehicle.
- Quite often, science news will be the most “positive” news you will see all day. At the very least, it will offer solutions that may seem daunting, but will lead to a better standard of living.
- Here’s a great weather treat for educators. This animated map of global wind and weather will enthrall your students and give them a better understanding of global wind patterns.
- Last but not least…some very good news! NASA landed the InSight lander on the planet Mars today (26 November 2018)! Here’s the website where you can keep up on this watershed event!
For the last time for the 2018 season, I’m sharing the Hurricane Preparedness link. The Atlantic tropical cyclone season is winding down. Regardless of the month, it’s never to early or late to prepare. In fact, preparing in the “off-season” is a great idea. Items you need will be easier to obtain. Many of these supplies are also useful in severe weather and/or winter storm conditions.
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