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Declining arctic snow cover is bad news for polar vortex

Declining arctic snow cover is bad news for polar vortex

As many in North America are learning, the health of the arctic affects weather in warmer, southern parts of the continent. Mark Fischetti does a great job explaining the polar vortex and how the belt that essentially keeps cold air tucked away up in the arctic is loosening, resulting in the historic and extreme cold [...]..

January 7, 2014 — David Wogan
Meanwhile in Australia

Meanwhile in Australia

Remember these guys from a couple days ago? This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice Donald J...

January 5, 2014 — David Wogan
Kerry: US on track to meet its Copenhagen goals

Kerry: US on track to meet its Copenhagen goals

One takeaway from the Administrations 2014 Climate Action Report is that for a host of reasons, some planned and some by luck/market forces, the US is in a better place in greenhouse gas emissions than it was in 2005...

January 5, 2014 — David Wogan
The worlds second largest oil field, as seen from space

The worlds second largest oil field, as seen from space

NASA caught a glimpse of Kuwaits Greater Burgan field in southeastern Kuwait: Situated about 40 kilometers south of Kuwait City, the Greater Burgan field is thought to hold nearly a tenth of the worlds proven oil reserves and second only to Saudi Arabias Ghawar field (about 500 km to the south)...

January 4, 2014 — David Wogan
What the world of 2014 looks like, according to Isaac Asimov in 1964

What the world of 2014 looks like, according to Isaac Asimov in 1964

Writing in The New York Times in 1964, Isaac Asimov wondered what the world would look like 50 years in the future. Asimov had attended the Worlds Fair of 1964 and took a rather optimistic view of humanity in spite of looming thermonuclear war...

January 1, 2014 — David Wogan
High-definition video from space is available for purchase. Finally.

High-definition video from space is available for purchase. Finally.

What would you look at if you could pull down high definition images and video (!!) from space? A few years ago that question was pretty far out, but now anyone willing to shell out some bucks can pull down 1080P video from Skybox Imagings network of 24 satellites...

December 30, 2013 — David Wogan
Global warming explained in under a minute

Global warming explained in under a minute

Pop quiz, hot shot: how does global warming work? OK, but do you really know why? That’s the idea behind this video by the folks at howglobalwarmingworks.org.

December 17, 2013 — David Wogan
Energy Secretary: time to revisit US ban on crude exports [updated]

Energy Secretary: time to revisit US ban on crude exports [updated]

The US might reconsider its ban on crude oil exports. Speaking at the Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum in New York on Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz explained that export ban dates from a period of oil embargoes and supply disruptions from the 1970s...

December 13, 2013 — David Wogan
Exploding oil train, Alabama edition

Exploding oil train, Alabama edition

Well, this is becoming an unfortunate trend. Another train carrying oil has derailed and exploded, this time in Alabama. From the Reuters news report: A 90-car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in western Alabama in the early hours of Friday morning, spilling oil and leaving eleven cars burning in the rural area...

November 8, 2013 — David Wogan
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