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PostArctica: Peace On Earth

I want to wish all my friends a very happy holiday season. I know some of you have suffered great loss this past year, or have had some personal crap […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Peace On Earth

LeDaro: We are not alone in this universe

“Discovered by the Kepler Telescope, NASA says it’s the first small, rocky planet discovered in the habitable zone of a G star similar to our sun.”_ NBC

This planet is much bigger than earth.

I understand that there are billions of earth-like planets in the known universe according to scientists. It is possible that there . . . → Read More: LeDaro: We are not alone in this universe

cartoon life: is it hot here? Or is it just me?

Some fooling around with Papers new tools. Here, the earth poses for and ponders a question.

Filed under: art Tagged: earth, madeWithPaper, warming

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Austrialia Is Nuts About Space

And Australian conservatives may just destroy Earth. What we don’t know, could demolish us faster than anything else. In the space age, it’s really flabbergasting that we’re not doing everything technologically possible to watch for NEOs.

Could a responsible country like South Africa, or New Zealand pick up the slack please?

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LeDaro: Solar Flare Almost Sent Earth Back to the Dark Ages in 2012

“Two years ago, we were blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into a widespread blackout due to a solar flare”

Please watch the video here.

cartoon life: Message from the planet

Attention human inhabitants. I am shutting down. You have 48 hours to evacuate. Thank you.

Prompted by this http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/11/regarding-the-government-shutdown-of-our-national-parks/ article in National Geographic.

Filed under: art Tagged: earth, planet, shut down

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LeDaro: Earth: Does it breathe?

Time-lapse photos from the International Space Station shows ice and snow, expanding and receding, with the seasons, a lot like the way lungs expand and contract when someone breathes.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Earth: Does it breathe?

Dead Wild Roses: Hyper Earth is Awesome

Join me in being mesmerized by the high tech modeling of the earth now possible with current super computers and satellite data.

Filed under: Science Tagged: Climate Change, Climate Modelling, Earth, Science, Super Computers

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wave At Saturn Friday #saturnpic

Are you shy about having your photo taken? What if you’ll be an indistinguishable smudge on a pale blue dot, then are you still shy? If so, don’t go outside tomorrow. NASA is hyping the fun occasion of Earth being imaged from the outer solar system for only the third time in history. The whole . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wave At Saturn Friday #saturnpic

LeDaro: Water on Earth from Asteroids and Comets

Last night I watched a documentary on the CBC. The documentary pointed out that life on earth could be wiped out by one big asteroid hitting our planet. However, it was the asteroids and comets that brought water to the earth.

In the past scientists thought that water already existed deep inside the earth . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Water on Earth from Asteroids and Comets

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Russian Meteorite Injures People – UPDATED

Shocking, exciting news from Russia early this morning as coincidentally [maybe] on the same day a major 50m asteroid is set to fly by Earth, a meteorite has struck Russia. Reports are that there are injuries, which have been very rare for meteorite impacts until now.

The camera person nearly lost their poop. Sonic . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Russian Meteorite Injures People – UPDATED

Walking Turcot Yards: Home

This is where we come from and what we are doing. It’s not nice, it is mindboggingly stupid. Maybe it all just boils down to brain chemistry, one insanely little microscopic flaw that prevents us from really seeing anything at all…

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LeDaro: Earth photo from 11 billion miles

This tiny dot, amid a band of coloured rays, is our planet, as seen from staggering distance of 11,100,000,000 miles away, and pictured in 1990.The picture was taken by Voyager. This should give us some idea how small we are in the universe. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Earth photo from 11 billion miles

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Where all the aliens at?

Maybe Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is onto something here. Perhaps the reason that nobody has visited us yet is because they can’t agree on what they’re going to do with us when they get here. Or they could just be … Continue reading →

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Drive-by Planet: Earth: the planet we risk destroying

This NASA video of planet Earth is a slow glide, unlike the time lapse version that is available.

Time and motion feel natural. It’s like being on the craft watching the vistas and the distant horizon unfold before our eyes.

Some of the captures are absolutely stunning. It shows Earth from many angles and . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Earth: the planet we risk destroying

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Transit of Venus from Saskatchewan

The last chance for humans alive today to witness a transit of the planet Venus (directly from Earth), happens in a little over one hour from now. There are 7 hours after that to catch the event on the Internet or from other positions on the planet. What you need to know right now:

Do . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Transit of Venus from Saskatchewan

Bill Longstaff: Wildlife flourishes in human dead zones

We all know what the big problem with planet Earth is—people. Homo sapiens. The most destructive of species. Ever since we walked out of Africa 70,000 years ago, we have been an enemy of nature. Long before we invented agriculture, we were annihilating other species. The only big land animals left on Earth, live in . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Wildlife flourishes in human dead zones

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: I’m freaking out! I’ve just learned the earth will be destroyed by the sun. Is it true?

You can relax. I don’t know where you got your information, but our best scientists don’t currently think the earth will be destroyed by the sun. In about 4-5 billion years, our sun will enter the red giant phase of … Continue reading →

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LeDaro: I am an astronaut

Does that surprise anybody? I have been an astronaut all my life enjoying the ride on a special spaceship which travels in space constantly. The name of that spaceship is earth. Hence all creatures on this spaceship are astronauts. This spaceship has survived for billions of years and is still going strong unlike the . . . → Read More: LeDaro: I am an astronaut

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Beijing Olympics Results, Day One: The 1500 M Smog Dodge

EIGHTH PLACE:

“The expert advice that we are getting is that the situation continues to improve.”-Simon Clegg, British Olympic Association (UK)

SEVENTH PLACE

“Haze does not mean poor quality air.”-China Daily web site (CHINA)

SIXTH PLACE:

“I haven’t heard from any athlete that they’re not going on with the job.”-AOC VP Peter Montgomery (before . . . → Read More: The Church Of Mothra – Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Beijing Olympics Results, Day One: The 1500 M Smog Dodge

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Beijing Olympics Results, Day One: The 1500 M Smog Dodge

EIGHTH PLACE:

“The expert advice that we are getting is that the situation continues to improve.”
-Simon Clegg, British Olympic Association (UK)

SEVENTH PLACE

“Haze does not mean poor quality air.”
-China Daily web site (CHINA)

SIXTH PLACE:

“I haven’t heard from any athlete that they’re not going on with the job.”
-AOC VP Peter Montgomery (before any events)(AUSTRALIA)

FIFTH PLACE:

“Most of the smog here is evaporation. It’s due to humidity.”
-Arne Ljungqvist, chairman of the IOC medical commission (SWEDEN)

FOURTH PLACE:

“The pollution levels are coming down.”
-Jacques Rogge, AOC Chairman (BELGIUM)

BRONZE MEDAL:

“I suffer from asthma, and I’m having to take supplements to protect my lung lining”
-Alison Williamson, Archery (UK)

SILVER MEDAL:

“The weather conditions aren’t conducive to the dispersal of pollutants,”
-Guo Hu, Beijing Meterorlogical Observatory (CHINA)

GOLD MEDAL:

“If Chinese officials do succeed in temporarily ‘clearing the air’ in Beijing for the Olympic Games, one is left to wonder what Chinese will say if . . . severe air pollution once again is allowed to return. Will they interpret this to mean that there can only be Potemkinized clean air for foreign visitors?”
-Orville Schell (US)

Now, please rise for the Olympic Anthem:

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The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Oil Prices Change. Greed Remains The Same.

Consider this before you heave that big sigh of relief that the price of a barrel of oil is down a couple of bucks:

Chevron just announced a record profit of 11 billion dollars in the last quarter. Exxon is currently making over $89,000 per minute.

And you? Where is your piece of this juicy . . . → Read More: The Church Of Mothra – Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Oil Prices Change. Greed Remains The Same.

The Church Of Mothra - Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Oil Prices Change. Greed Remains The Same.

Consider this before you heave that big sigh of relief that the price of a barrel of oil is down a couple of bucks:Chevron just announced a record profit of 11 billion dollars in the last quarter. Exxon is currently making over $89,000 per minute.And y… . . . → Read More: The Church Of Mothra – Home Of The Breakfast Mojito! ©: Oil Prices Change. Greed Remains The Same.