Tagged: Earth

Is the discovery of Global Warming our greatest scientific achievement?

Global warming exists! But how do we know that? It may seem like a simple process of just looking at the temperature from year to year, but it is SO MUCH MORE than that! Our understanding of the global climate comes from a compendium of data including measured and tracked temperature, humidity, wind speed, and barometric pressure, spanning over 100 years of observation!! To study this massive amount of information and be able to surmise that the increasingly extreme and bizarre weather patterns are a result of human influence… it’s truly an incredible accomplishment. So everyone who says during a blizzard “so much for global warming”… shut up. You’re wrong.

Pangea modern geopolitical borders

This is what our earth would have looked like 300-million years ago if it had modern political borders. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago.

Palouse the Tuscany of America (9 pictures)

A major agricultural area of USA, Palouse encompasses parts of southeastern Washington, north central Idaho and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. It is a truly spectacular sight.

Incredible giant holes on the Earth (18 pictures)

Photos like these scares and fascinates in equal doses. The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are. The face of the Earth is beleaguered with giant scars, scoured out in our ongoing bid to the plunder the planet of its natural resources.

Floods and droughts. Why there is too much or too little water?

Researchers need accurate and timely rainfall information to better understand and model where and when severe floods, frequent landslides and devastating droughts may occur. GPM’s global rainfall data will help to better prepare and respond to a wide range of natural disasters.

How epic solar winds make brilliant polar lights

Why do we see those stunning lights in the northern- and southernmost portions of the night sky? The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis occur when high-energy particles are flung from the Sun’s corona toward the Earth and mingle with the neutral atoms in our atmosphere — ultimately emitting extraordinary light and color. Michael Molina explains every step of this dazzling phenomenon.