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The West’s Hysteria Over Amazon Fires Is Riddled With Colonial Arrogance

Every now and then the environmentalist mask slips. And we get a glimpse of the elitist and authoritarian movement that lurks beneath the hippyish green facade. The hysteria over the rainforest fires in Brazil is one of those moments. As…

NASA: Amazon Wildfire Activity Slightly Below Average This Year

Short summary: We have had wildfires for many years now in the Amazon, even in the tropical rainforest – mainly started by humans for forest clearing and ranching. It is not enough to impact significantly on the Paris agreement pledges…

Wow! What if 1 in 4 sunlike stars has an Earth?

According to a new study by astronomers, based on data from the Kepler Space Telescope, 1 in 4 sunlike stars should have a planet that’s approximately Earth-sized, orbiting in the star’s habitable zone.

In 1966, 1st photo of Earth from the moon

NASA released this 1st moon photo of Earth on August 23, 1966 via its spacecraft Lunar Orbiter 1. Years later, it used digital technology to restore the photo and reveal more detail.

Underlying Volcano Melted Iceland’s ‘Funeral Glacier’, Not Climate Change

In an astonishing turn of events, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) just cosponsored a“climate change funeral” for an Icelandic glacier positioned atop a volcano that is part of and fueled by one of the most volcanically active faults on our…

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Extreme wildfires threaten to turn boreal forests from carbon sinks to carbon sources

A research team investigated the impact of extreme fires on previously intact carbon stores by studying the soil and vegetation of the boreal forest and how they changed after a record-setting fire season in the Northwest Territories in 2014. They collected 200 soil samples and used radiocarbon dating to estimate the carbon age. They found combustion of legacy carbon in nearly half of the samples taken from young forests (less than 60 years old).

Cloud Formations And Plant Growth Cycles In The Present Grand Solar Minimum

We are already well into a Grand Solar Minimum. It’s the deepest minimum in 100 years. This post is based on personal observations in Scandinavia about 250 miles south of the Arctic circle this summer. CLOUDS Among the changes in…

Where does Mars’ methane come from? Not wind

On Earth, methane gas is often associated with microbial life. Scientists find methane in Mars’ atmosphere, too. Could it be life-related? We still don’t know, but a new study shows wind erosion is likely not the cause.