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  • NASA Simulation Suggests Some Volcanoes Might Warm Climate, Destroy Ozone Layer

    05/03/2022 6:33:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    NASA ^ | May 2, 2022 | Bill Steigerwald
    A new NASA climate simulation suggests that extremely large volcanic eruptions called “flood basalt eruptions” might significantly warm Earth’s climate and devastate the ozone layer that shields life from the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation. The result contradicts previous studies indicating these volcanoes cool the climate. It also suggests that while extensive flood-basalt eruptions on Mars and Venus may have helped warm their climates, they could have doomed the long-term habitability of these worlds by contributing to water loss. Unlike brief, explosive volcanic eruptions such as Pinatubo or January’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai that occur over hours or days, flood basalts are regions...
  • Biden's biofuel: Cheaper at the pump, but high environmental cost

    04/13/2022 8:39:41 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 28 replies
    ... Though biofuels have been touted for their ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, assessing the environmental impact of bioethanol requires including greenhouse gas emissions related to the crops needed for its production. And "the carbon balance of ethanol relative to gasoline isn't as good as it was originally anticipated," Tyler Lark, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison told AFP. In 2005, Congress passed a "Renewable Fuel Standard," which required transportation fuel to include a volume of biofuel that increased over time. The law was further expanded in 2007. As a result, 2.8 million additional hectares of corn were...
  • John Eastman’s employer tries to whitewash his road map for overturning Trump’s loss

    10/11/2021 1:28:02 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 23 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 10/11/21 | Aaron Blake
    John Eastman, it seems, is the victim of one big misunderstanding. The conservative Claremont Institute, which employs the lawyer who provided a road map for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election, decided to issue a statement Monday defending Eastman. "Contrary to almost universally false news accounts, which have done great damage, John did not ask the Vice President, who was presiding over the Joint Session of Congress where electoral votes were to be counted on January 6, to ‘overturn’ the election or to decide the validity of electoral votes,” its statement says. It...
  • What if... Biden goes away. - STICKY NOTES" FROM THE CORNERS OF MY MIND

    07/30/2021 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Just a little eagle · 19 replies
    Prophecy Alert! ^ | 10/29/2019 | Sandra Airey
    October 31st 2019, I wrote a short essay entitled, "What If …. Biden Goes Away?"M/a> It described a vision I was given in which I saw Joe Biden. He had been arrested. It showed that he was going to be executed! I kept my ear cocked to the political news, which as a "news junkie", is business as usual for me! Confirmation came the 2nd week of April 2021, from an unquestionable source! ( There were rumors a couple of months earlier but nothing to write home about.) July 3,2021 --- This knowledge was made public indirectly, by our President,...
  • All the Satellites in Space Could Crack Open the Ozone Layer

    06/21/2021 2:09:49 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 48 replies
    https://www.popularmechanics.com ^ | JUN 17, 2021 | BY CAROLINE DELBERT
    The hole in the ozone layer, Earth’s protective chemical shield that absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, has slowly healed over the last few decades since the global ban of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). But scientists are now raising the alarm about puncturing a new hole in the ozone layer—this time without any noticeable CGCs in sight. Instead, the surprising cause is deterioration of the aluminum in megaconstellation satellites like SpaceX’s Starlink network. For our purposes, a satellite is a human-made object put into low-Earth orbit (LEO) for a planned lifespan. There are about 5,000 active and defunct satellite sin LEO,...
  • Anyone else who lives in/near a noticing a higher number of "Ozone/Air quality" than any previous years?

    06/14/2021 9:53:55 AM PDT · by GraceG · 39 replies
    I live near Denver and my phone has been going off a lot more from my weather app complaining about "air quality" alerts. I go outside and the air is fine, no smog cloud, etc... Are they conditioning us to stay inside ( like COVID )?
  • Well?

    11/30/2020 3:37:21 PM PST · by TOTUS · 117 replies
    Nov 30, 2020
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  • Eligible for reparations?

    10/09/2020 6:42:56 AM PDT · by msrngtp2002 · 3 replies
    Does this activity now make the priest eligible for slave reparations? Asking for a friend...
  • Brad Pitt Slams GOP, Trump Impeachment Trial at the Oscars (Harry Callahan would have crippled Cliff Booth)

    02/09/2020 6:25:38 PM PST · by vespa300 · 108 replies
    Variety ^ | 2/9/2020 | KIM MURPHY and ALEX STEDMAN
    During his speech, Pitt also got political, calling out the Trump impeachment trial for blocking the testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton.
  • Oscars 2020: How to watch and livestream the awards

    02/09/2020 5:31:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 9, 2020 | Melkorka Licea
    Hollywood’s Super Bowl for movie buffs is upon us. And you won’t want to miss the 2020 Oscars on Feb. 9, which will see the year’s hottest stars and most gifted creatives go head-to-head for a shot at entertainment’s most coveted gold trophy: an Academy Award. The live ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., will once again forgo a traditional host this year following last year’s controversy with comedian Kevin Hart, who ultimately stepped down. The honors will instead boast a slew of megastars lined up to announce, as well as a cannon of A-list musicians who will...
  • 92nd Academy Awards Live Thread

    02/09/2020 5:09:21 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 121 replies
    ABC Network | February 9, 2020 | Self
    I am curious to see if PARASITE wins anything. I am also interested in Best Song Category...Idina Mendel will perform. Will TOY STORY 4 win? Will Rene Z win Best Actress? I liked PARASITE more than 1917 or JOKER.
  • Thread pulled. Mod was taking out the trash I posted.

    02/05/2020 4:39:03 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 82 replies
    Gee, I wonder why the Robinsons are having a problem hitting their goals on their FReepathons.
  • ZOT! Something in me snapped today

    03/28/2007 4:12:20 PM PDT · by CaptKirk34 · 206 replies · 1,204+ views
    n/a | 3/28/06 | Capt
    Stick a fork in me
  • South Pole’s ozone hole shrinks to smallest since discovery

    10/27/2019 2:44:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Business Mirror ^ | Oct 28, 2019
    WASHINGTON—The ozone hole near the South Pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) reported. This fall, the average hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer is 3.6 million square miles (9.3 million square kilometers). That’s down from a peak of 10.3 million square miles (26.6 million square kilometers) in 2006. This year’s hole is even smaller than the one first discovered in 1985. “That’s really good news,” Nasa scientist Paul Newman said Tuesday. “That means more...
  • Ozone hole is the smallest on record due to 'rare event,' NASA says

    10/21/2019 12:33:00 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/19 | Chris Ciaccia
    Unusual weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica have caused a drastic reduction in ozone depletion, leaving the ozone with the smallest hole seen since its discovery in 1982, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The government agencies said that the hole had shrunk to 3.9 million square miles for the remainder of September and October, according to satellite data. The peak in the hole was 6.3 million square miles, observed on Sept. 8. During normal weather conditions, the hole is usually around 8 million square miles during this time of year.
  • Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

    05/11/2019 10:00:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 76 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2019 | Veritasium
    I took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they're there. The first time I heard about shade balls the claim was they reduce evaporation. But it turns out this isn't the reason they were introduced. Huge thanks to LADWP for arranging this special tour for me. Next time let's put the GoPro on the submersible! The balls are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) which is less dense than water so they float on the surface of the reservoir even if they break apart. They are 10cm (4 inches)...
  • Church of Sol: The Solar Cycle's Potential Impact on Weather and Climate

    01/20/2019 7:26:34 PM PST · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    wunderground.com ^ | 1/20/19 | Bob Henson
    In our last post, we looked at seasonal forecasts that have long been calling for a cold late winter in the central and eastern United States based on various signals, including stratospheric warming and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. A winter storm dubbed Harper is the first salvo in this transition. This weekend, Harper will bring very heavy snows and widespread ice across large parts of the Northeast. See weather.com for frequent updates on Harper. There’s another player in the seasonal prediction game, and it’s one that many forecasters have long derided or dismissed: the 11-year cycle of solar activity. In...
  • Meet Ultima AND Thule: First high-resolution images of most distant object ever visited

    01/02/2019 1:24:00 PM PST · by Simon Green · 172 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/2/19 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    Humanity has captured its first clear look at an object in the faraway Kuiper Belt. NASA revealed the first images and science data from this week's historic flyby in a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Far from the blurry 'bowling pin' we saw with New Horizons' first look when it beamed its signal home early morning on January 1, the new images reveal Ultima Thule is snowman-shaped red world with two distinct lobes - one stacked atop the other. This arrangement is what's known as a contact binary, the experts say – and, it’s now the first a spacecraft has...
  • Hello...

    12/30/2018 12:25:18 PM PST · by OnlyLiberalHere · 379 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    I guess I'm here... I came to understand why and how you guys think the way you do. I'm extremely liberal and have a burning hatred for a good amount of the right, however I still want to contribute. I dislike being divided, I dislike any phobias that I know many of you have, and after reading some of the opinions on here I can honestly say that I see no good that can come from this website. The garbage spewed on here makes me want to puke. The clear disregard for political correctness and the way others may feel...
  • Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere

    12/02/2018 1:08:15 PM PST · by ETL · 18 replies
    phys.org/news ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Ellen Gray, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
    A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a "detergent" to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new NASA research. Understanding its role in the atmosphere is critical for determining the lifetime of methane, a powerful contributor to climate change. The hydroxyl (OH) radical, a molecule made up of one hydrogen atom, one oxygen atom with a free (or unpaired) electron is one of the most reactive gases in the atmosphere and regularly breaks down other gases, effectively ending...