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Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

Giant Paramecia

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

[Found here.]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Hot blooded alright. At least she’s got mittens.

[Found here.]

Holy crap. It’s all coming out of West Africa.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The POTUS & Congress need to fix this Anthropogenic Climate Change ASAP before a CAT 1 hits Ireland.

Blizzard Forecast for Northeastern US; Canadians Say, “Hold My Beer.”

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

[Found here and here and.]

Polar Ice Bear Cicles

Monday, 20 February 2017
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Hanging from the side of an iceberg by their hind claws, a polar bear and her cub search for penguins feeding in the frigid Arctic waters below.

Classic polar bear prank, akin to a snipe hunt. “Look, son. If you even think you see one, go for it, because OMG LOOK THERE’S ONE RIGHT NOW!”

[Found here.]

The Ray Of Death Takes Four More Victims

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

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[Image with caption found here.]

Volcán Calbuco Erupción de Abril 2015

Thursday, 26 January 2017

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Timelapse photos by Francisco Negroni of the April 2015 Calbuco volcano eruption, Chile. More photos here.

[h/t Savage, via Facebook]

The .GIF Friday Post No. 469 – Capitol Storm, #MAGA & Daylight in Washington D.C.

Friday, 20 January 2017

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Congratulations to President Trump.

It will take years to clean up the national and global messes created and promulgated by his predecessor and the Democrat Party. May his decisions be wise, the results productive, and may we become a more prosperous nation for all. God Bless America.

[1st & 3rd .gifs found here and here. I stitched the 2nd together from here and here and modified them for snark only.]

Cold Rod

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

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[Found here.]

Frozen Cow Farts

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

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… Scientists suggest that the greater contribution to skyrocketing methane levels has more to do with biological sources of the gas. Methane molecules are made of carbon and hydrogen atoms, and the carbon in biological methane tends to be slightly lighter than the carbon in methane associated with fossil fuels. And over the past decade or so, the proportion of lighter methane in the atmosphere compared to heavier methane has been rising. “I think this perspective is basically right,” said Martin Helmann, of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, in Jena, Germany, in an email. Helmann was not involved in the research.

The authors of the Science paper have some ideas about why biological sources of methane may be increasing. “In the southern hemisphere especially,” Nisbet said, “but also in the northern tropics, a series of really wet years has caused wetlands to expand”—and vegetation decomposing in swamps and shallow lakes is a well known source of natural methane emissions. Another is cows, which generate methane as they digest their food, then belch it out into the air.

These explanations, however, aren’t at all definitive — another key point Nisbet and his co-authors make in the Science paper. “The measurements we make in the air are direct,” he said. “Estimates of where methane is coming from, by contrast, is much less reliable. You estimate the contributions from gas leaks, count up the cows, estimate the emissions from wetlands. There’s obviously going to be a lot of error.”

And in fact, there is: the estimates of how much methane should be going into the atmosphere are greater than what actually ends up there. Tracking methane emissions more accurately is crucial, said the scientists, and not just as an academic exercise.

“If we want to control greenhouse-gas emissions,” Nisbet said, “it’s obviously important to know where the emissions are coming from.”

Global vegetation decomposition, wetlands, the oceans,  rice paddys, rain forests, patio hibachis, your neighbor’s annoying little yapping kikmi dog and Humpback whales are all part of the mix.

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Q: So, what happens if atmospheric methane triples?
A: Click on the image of the Flaming Cow Fart to find out.

[Commentary excerpt found here; top image found in here; snarky related posts here.]


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