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  • It’s already getting too hot and humid in some places for humans to survive

    05/09/2020 11:48:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies ^ | May 8, 2020 | Justine Calma
    A combination of heat and humidity so extreme that it’s unendurable isn’t just a problem for the future — those conditions are already here, a new study finds. Off-the-chart readings that were previously thought to be nearly nonexistent on the planet today have popped up around the globe, and unyielding temperatures are becoming more common. Extreme conditions reaching roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit on the heat-index scale — a measurement of both heat and humidity that’s often referred to as what the temperature “feels like” — doubled between 1979 and 2017, the study found. Humidity and heat are a particularly deadly...
  • First 18 posts I read on FR and 11 are coronavirus related

    02/28/2020 9:29:28 PM PST · by keat · 138 replies
    February 28, 2020 | Self
    Maybe we're a little obsessed?
  • Toutatis,Sisyphus and Apophis

    07/28/2009 10:56:29 AM PDT · by LiveAnotherDay · 4 replies · 571+ views
    NASA | 2008 | Unknown
    These three near-earth-objects pose the biggest threat since Chicxulub.

    05/21/2009 11:13:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 316+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5-21-09 | Bjorn Lomborg
  • Will Mercury Hit Earth Someday?

    05/01/2008 7:39:20 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 56 replies · 792+ views
    Sky and Telescope Website ^ | April 24, 2008 | Ken Croswell
    First, the bad news: the inner solar system is unstable. Given enough time, Jupiter's gravity could yank Mercury out of its present orbit. Two new computer simulations of long-term planetary motion — one by Jacques Laskar (Paris Observatory), the other by Konstantin Batygin and Gregory Laughlin (University of California, Santa Cruz) — have both reached the same disturbing conclusion. Says Laughlin, "The solar system isn't as stable as we'd thought." Both teams have found that Jupiter's gravity can increase Mercury's orbital eccentricity over time. Mercury's path around the Sun is already nearly as elliptical as Pluto's. But Jupiter can make...

    01/19/2008 6:55:59 AM PST · by angcat · 43 replies · 517+ views
    January 19, 2008 -- MARLTON, NJ - A high-ranking executive of a collapsed subprime-mortgage lender jumped to his death from the Delaware Memorial Bridge yesterday, shortly after his wife's body was found inside their Burlington County home, authorities said. The deaths of Walter Buczynski, 59, and his wife, Marci, 37 - the parents of two boys - were being investigated as a murder-suicide, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said Evesham Township police went to the couple's home in the Marlton section of the township at around noon after a male caller asked them to check...
  • Scientists believe world is at its hottest for 2,000 years

    06/22/2006 10:26:18 PM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 1,337+ views
    THE world is hotter than it has been for four centuries - and probably the hottest for 2,000 years - the United States' most prestigious scientific organisation said yesterday. In a report to the US Congress, the National Academy of Sciences reported that the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia". A panel of top climate scientists told politicians that the Earth is heating up and that "human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming". Their 155-page report said average global surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere rose...
  • Big new asteroid has slim chance of hitting Earth

    05/02/2006 10:34:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies · 693+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 2 May 2006 | David Chandler
    A newly discovered asteroid is now the biggest thing known with a possibility of hitting the Earth in this century – and it is also the one that could hit the soonest. But the odds of impact currently stand at just one in six million, reducing the fear factor somewhat, and these odds should further diminish with additional observations. This latest addition to NASA-JPL's list of potentially hazardous asteroids was discovered on 27 April 2006. The asteroid, called 2006 HZ51, has an estimated diameter of about 800 metres and is the one of the largest objects ever to make the...
  • Outbreak: Could it happen here?

    04/24/2006 7:33:33 AM PDT · by Lady GOP · 78 replies · 1,155+ views ^ | 4/23/06 | By Ann Curry
    Pick up a newspaper, turn on the TV and it’s there: the news about avian flu. It can be alarming sometimes, often confusing. And nearly everyone has the same question: Could it happen here? In 1996, a new and particularly deadly strain of avian flu was found in a goose in China. It was found a year later in Hong Kong and six people died from the virus. They were the first known human cases.
  • Looming Talent Crisis Faces U.S. Companies

    02/17/2005 9:25:25 AM PST · by qam1 · 92 replies · 2,527+ views
    Rismedia ^ | 2/16/05 | Editorial Staff
    RISMEDIA, Feb. 16 – Impending Baby Boomer retirements, a widening skills gap driven by declining educational standards, and outdated and ineffective approaches to talent management are combining forces to produce a "perfect storm" that threatens the global business economy, according to Deloitte Consulting. In a recent U.S. survey of human resources executives nationwide conducted by Deloitte Consulting, more than 70 percent of the 123 respondents say incoming workers with inadequate skills pose the greatest threat to business performance over the next three years, followed by Baby Boomer retirement (61 percent), and the inability to retain key talent (55 percent). These...
  • UNO UPDATE: Pole Shift News-"Planetary Alignment, Earthquake

    UNO UPDATE: Pole Shift News-"Planetary Alignment, Earthquake Wed Jan 5, 2005 21:15 Remember 5/5/2000? Check out my research I have collected at Link Below: or, At first glance, the claims that planetary alignments or groupings will cause earthquakes, floods, solar eruptions, and perhaps even the destruction of the Earth do seem interesting. Gravity is a long reaching force, and the planets are big. Can their influence reach across the solar system and cause all sorts of headaches here on Earth? Mercury, Mars and Venus to Align in a Way That’s Not Been Seen for a Century Fright...