Happy Holiday greetings and Merry Christmas to all! If you’re celebrating the holidays, I hope the season is going well for you. For those traveling, take it easy out there…and prepare for delays…even in the best conditions. For this post, we’ll take a look back at 2018 and a look ahead at 2019. Finally, I’ve also included the Winter Weather Safety tips and hope that some of you find the information helpful. Let’s get started…
- An interesting read on the connection between alcohol consumption and climate. Drinking does increase over the holiday season, but social and cultural pressures certainly play a part.
- Here’s some exciting astronomy news. “NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to fly past the most distant space rock we have ever visited.”
- Largely based on NOAA data, 2018 is looking to be another year with global records set in terms of climate.
- The new year will bring new concerns for the health of our planet. “There’ll Be A Domino Effect As We Trigger Ecosystem Tipping Points.”
- Winter has spectacular ice phenomenon that have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated…so don several layers of warm winter wear and head outside to catch these amazing spectacles of nature.
- Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere means the days will slowly have more daylight day by day. This is a good read on the science behind the shortest day for those of us north of the equator.
- Some of you may have received a NOAA weather radio for Christmas. If so, Here’s NOAA’s Weather Radio website to help you get your radio setup.
- Communicating science information to the layperson can be a very challenging task. In spite of that, science needs more public faces and many folks are stepping up to the plate and doing well at conveying complex topics to the general public.
- In retrospect…”Ways To Be Weird, Earth: Ten Strange Findings About Our Planet In 2018.”
- Looking ahead into 2019…”What To Expect In 2019: Science In The New Year.”
WINTER WEATHER SAFETY
With winter weather firmly entrenched across the Northern Hemisphere, it’s never too late to review winter weather safety information. These links will help you get started.
Dressing for winter weather is simple, but very important. Several warm layers will keep you much warmer than one very thick layer.
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