Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term.
Since 1998, there has been an unexplained “standstill” in the heating of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this will reduce predicted warming in the coming decades.
But long-term, the expected temperature rises will not alter significantly.
The slowdown in the expected rate of global warming has been studiedfor [...]
Which will kill us first, meteorites or Quantitative Easing?
On May 6th, 2013 a large asteroid turned into a meteor when it entered the atmosphere and then reportedly broke up and turned into meteorites that hit the ground. Mos def an uptick in near Earth objects it would seem. I don’t ever remember a time of weekly fireball reports. Oh, and I threw in a little bit of our double peaked [...]
‘We could be in for a cooling period that lasts 200-250 years. The period of low solar activity could start in 2030-2040.’
Global warming which has been the subject of so many discussions in recent years, may give way to global cooling. According to scientists from the Pulkovo Observatory in St.Petersburg, solar activity is waning, so the average yearly temperature will begin to decline as well. Scientists from Britain and the [...]
In an atmosphere where every morning, our newspapers greet us with stories of girls being tormented, raped, killed or treated like a doormat in one way or another, trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time to time.
One such village in southern Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district is quietly practicing its own, homegrown brand of Eco-feminism and achieving spectacular results.
For the last several years, Piplantri village panchayat has [...]
[...] Recently, large quantities of radioactive materials were released to the atmosphere and coastal waters following a nuclear accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (NPP), which increased 137Cs concentrations in coastal seawater off Fukushima up to eight orders of magnitude above the global fallout background [...]
[...] the results presented in this paper shows that the measured 137Cs concentrations in surface waters ranged from 1.8mBq L−1 to 3500mBq L−1, [...]
European officials are openly admitting that the two largest banks in Cyprus are “insolvent“, and it is now being reported that Cyprus Popular Bank only has “enough liquidity to cover the next few hours“. Of course all banks in Cyprus are officially closed until Tuesday at the earliest, but there have been long lines at ATMs all over Cyprus as people scramble to get whatever money they can out [...]
Atmospheric electricity affects cloud height
For decades, scientists have argued over whether there is a link between cosmic rays and cloud cover, which in turn could affect climate. Now two atmospheric physicists in the UK have discovered that global atmospheric electricity - which itself is altered by cosmic rays, space weather and El Nino - affects the base height of certain types of clouds.
“Electric currents flow continuously throughout much of the atmosphere because [...]
Sometimes the atmosphere locks into repeating patterns, bringing repeated bouts of rain or snow, or a lack thereof.
That’s exactly what is happening now, as yet another winter storm, Winter Storm Rocky, targets the Plains and Midwest, across many of the same areas impacted by Winter Storm Q.
(Q RECAPS: Snow reports/photos)
Winter Storm Rocky has already dumped up to 27 inches of snow in the mountains just outside ofDenver, and an official total of 9.1 inches [...]
CBS: Charles Liu, astronomer at the City University of New York says we were lucky the meteor […] blew up in the atmosphere with a force 20 atomic bombs.
Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs
The meteor that streaked across the skies over Russia on Friday exploded with a force 30 times greater than the Hiroshima bomb, Nasa scientists have said.
Why do men and women have a such a hard time relating to each other in a meaningful way in America today? Could our oversexed culture have anything to do with it? In the United States today, we are constantly being bombarded with sexual messages. Just think about it. Did you watch the Super Bowl a few weeks ago? Most of the commercials were about sex on some level, [...]
February 16, 2013
The meteor explosion over Russia that injured more than 500 people and damaged hundreds of buildings was not caused by an asteroid zooming close by the Earth Friday afternoon, a NASA scientist says.
NASA asteroid expert Don Yeomans, head of the agency’s Near-Earth Object Program Office, told SPACE.com that the object which exploded over a thinly inhabited stretch of eastern Europe today was most likely an exploding fireball known as [...]
16:19 GMT: The fireball that hit Russia’s Urals is the largest rock to strike the planet since 1908, Nature Magazine says. The blast was even more powerful than North Korea’s recent nuclear test, added the UK journal. Unlike the Russian Academy of Science, it estimated that the mass of the fireball was around 40 tons before it entered the atmosphere. Russian scientists put the mass at 10 tons.
An unusual event playing out high in the atmosphere above the Arctic Circle is setting the stage for what could be weeks upon weeks of frigid cold across wide swaths of the U.S., having already helped to bring cold and snowy weather to parts of Europe.
This phenomenon, known as a “sudden stratospheric warming event,” started on Jan. 6, but is something that is just beginning to have an effect on [...]
CME IMPACT + MICROBIAL LIGHTS: A coronal mass ejection hit Earth’s magnetic field on Jan. 19th at approximately 17:15 UT. The weak impact did not trigger a full-fledged geomagnetic storm, but it did illuminate the Arctic Circle with auroras. Frank Olsen photographed the display from a beach in Sortland, Norway; scroll past his picture to learn about the glittering lights in the sand:
The lights in the sand are bioluminescent dinoflagellates, [...]
This guy does give alot of good info, But just like most things some people will choose to put it down.
looks like we are encountering a proton storm
building up now
Seriously this proton density is getting up there!
Satellites and space observatories beware! Microscopic protons are shooting out of the Sun at speeds thousands of times faster than bullets. Although these protons cannot be spotted with the naked eye, they can cause some serious damage.
For example, if enough protons hit a human body, the person could suffer from enough damaged cells that [...]
ALTOONA, Iowa – As the Republican Party regroups after Mitt Romney’s defeat, the message Saturday night at Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad’s birthday fundraiser was “turn the page” and “look to the future” — and what that future apparently holds is Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the event’s featured speaker.
Rubio was invited to speak at the event around Sept. 1, Branstad told The Daily Caller, and had Romney won, the atmosphere [...]
Image is part of the full GOES image here:
it’s pretty crazy looking … too perfect
It’s not mentioned anywhere….
Tropical storm in November in Alaska???
We’re in upside down world..
Here we go:
Storm Likely Middle Of Next Week
BOSTON (CBS) – Just as the last of the power is being restored from Sandy, we are now tracking yet another potential coastal storm for New England.
Let me preface this blog with the following comment… IT [...]
Social media lit up like a Christmas tree around 5:30 this evening as thousands across North and Central Alabama saw an extremely bright fireball rolling through the southern sky. Then, loud explosive type “booms” were heard… mostly around Smith Lake and adjacent areas.
The Taurid meteor shower is in progress now… and is most likely the fuss was stirred up by a meteor. Sometimes they disintegrate in the lower atmosphere, and [...]
A new video from the founders of a celebrated advertising agency features children “of the future” singing about the aftermath of a Mitt Romney presidency: A world where sick people are required to “just die,” the atmosphere is “frying,” gays can be “fixed” and “oil fills the sea.”
The children, who stare blankly at the camera throughout the video, even take pains to explicitly mention that they blame “mom and dad” [...]
A gang of 16 shady individuals have been arrested by Iranian officials for allegedly smuggling currencies outside the banking network in order to increase the value of foreign currencies and to disturb the public. As CNN reports, amid the protests in the clip below, Iran says the 16 unidentified individuals “had used an atmosphere of psychological war created by the enemy” and colluded with “certain domestic and foreign groups” to exacerbate conditions. One of [...]
Sea ice in the Arctic has melted to below four-million square kilometres, the lowest it has been for a million years, according to a noted sea ice geophysicist and climatologist.
Professor John Yackel from the University of Calgary said: “This is the smallest minimum ice extent we’ve ever had, and not just in the satellite record, but probably in the last million years.”
“When there’s no longer that sea ice below the [...]
You have less than two hours before a giant asteroid makes its closest approach to Earth.
The asteroid was discovered on Aug. 26. It’s called 2012 QG42 and “may be the size of three football fields,” says Space.com.
Although the hurtling rock is classified as a “potentially hazardous asteroid,” meaning it comes within 5 million miles of Earth and is large enough to pass through our planet’s atmosphere without being incinerated, astronomers say we [...]
by Phoenix Capital Research
I have to admit, I am pretty sick of writing about Europe, particularly since nothing has changed over there in the last month.
Instead what’s happened is that Mario Draghi issued a borderline ridiculous statement that he somehow will be able to fix the EU’s solvency Crisis.
The actual speech started with a philosophical inquiry comparing the Euro to a bumblebee. I kid you not:
I asked myself what sort of [...]
August 20th, 2012
In 2010 David Keith, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, has proposed releasing engineered nano-sized discs in the earth’s atmosphere to “offset global warming”- and that for just $ 1 billion of your taxpayer-money annually.
“You could manipulate the Earth’s climate at large scale for a cost that’s of the order of $1 billion a year. It sounds like a lot of money, but [...]
I mapped these out today and when you look at the big picture something appears to be moving BIGTIME.
Tracks are shifting, sinkholes, sand geysers, bride collapses, gas releases…we have had NUMEROUS reports of high radiation levels in many cities over the past week THAT CORRESPOND TO MANY OF THESE EVENTS…remember prior to the Japan earthquake huge quantities of radon gas were released from fault zones.
MIT article here: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/424033/atmosphere-above-japan-heated-rap…
How close do you [...]
Two Harvard engineers are to spray sun-reflecting chemical particles into the atmosphere to artificially cool the planet, using a balloon flying 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
The field experiment in solar geoengineering aims to ultimately create a technology to replicate the observed effects of volcanoes that spew sulphates into the stratosphere, using sulphate aerosols to bounce sunlight back to space and decrease the temperature of the Earth.
David Keith, one of the [...]
Sinister shelf clouds have been looming over Virginia for the past couple of days as thunderstorms continue to plague the region.
The huge formations were hanging low over the state capital, Richmond, on Sunday afternoon, as shown in these images collected by WTVR.
While shelf clouds are not dangerous, their threatening appearance is hardly conducive to a cheery atmosphere.
Stunning: Shelf clouds looming over central Virginia have provided quite a shock for local residents
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Washington “feels as broken as it did four years ago,” when he took office.
He’s most frustrated by the inability “to change the atmosphere” in the capital “to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people” who want leaders to solve problems.
He adds “there’s enough blame to go around for that.”
Obama tells CBS’ “Sunday Morning” that there’s no doubt that he underestimated how [...]
Current max temperatures in that location: +42°C:
When Siberian permafrost melts, carbon buried since the Pleistocene era is bubbling to the surface of lakes, and dissipating into the atmosphere as methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide…”
A NASA spacecraft has spied a vortex swirling in the atmosphere high above the south pole of the Saturn moon Titan, hinting that winter may be coming to the huge body’s southern reaches.
NASA’s Cassini probephotographed the polar vortex — or mass of swirling gas — during a flyby of Titan on June 27. The vortex appears to complete one full rotation in nine hours, while it takes Titan about 16 [...]
Sometimes we all get a little reminder of just how completely and totally dependent we are on the power grid. Massive thunderstorms that ripped through Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia left millions without power over the weekend. At this point it is being projected that some people may not get power back until the end of the week. The “super derecho” storm that pounded the Washington [...]
A burning trail lit up the sky over Western Australia for 20 minutes after an object suspected to be a meteorite plunged into the sea, leaving a burning orange trail that mesmerised local residents.
Beachgoers in Perth debated what could have caused the strange burning line in the sky, which persisted for 20 minutes. Most meteorite trails are only seen briefly – and seeing an object plunge into the sea is [...]