Ocean Climate

Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth‘s oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.[2] Seawater is slightly basic (meaning pH > 7), and the process in question is a shift towards pH-neutral conditions rather than a transition to acidic conditions (pH < 7).[3] Ocean alkalinity […]

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DinosaurTheory.com

Does size matter? More specifically, can a rock, a person, a car, a planet, an airplane, or a dinosaur exist at any arbitrary size? This is a fundamental scientific question, and yet for the most part the science community has sidestepped this simple question. Since the science community has not clarified why animals cannot be […]

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safe operating space

Footprint Calculator How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth. There are limits to the individual’s ability to instigate major change on the […]

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Holocene

The Holocene /ˈhɒlɵsiːn/ is a geological epoch which began at the end of the Pleistocene[1] (at 11,700 calendar years BP)[2] and continues to the present. The Holocene is part of the Quaternary period. Its name comes from the Greek words ὅλος (holos, whole or entire) and καινός (kainos, new), meaning “entirely recent”.[3] It has been […]

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The Making of Planet Earth – National Geographic Full Documentary

Published on Jun 19, 2013 ❶ HD Documentary Channel: For all your Space, Universe, Science and Technology documentaries! Published on Oct 4, 2013 This edition of COSMIC JOURNEYS explores the still unfolding story of Earth’s past and the light it sheds on the science of climate change today. While that story can tell us about […]

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Projections

Published on Nov 11, 2013 Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce EXTRA INFO & LINKS BELOW! Dr. Julian Bayliss’ rainforest story: http://youtu.be/mni8mSS4KDU Cool video from CGPGrey: “How Many Countries Are There?”http://youtu.be/4AivEQmfPpk upside-down map: http://paulmencke.nl.dualdev.com/wp-c… INTERACTIVE projection site:http://www.jasondavies.com/maps/trans… Chromoscope: http://www.chromoscope.net/ Mercator Puzzle: https://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/… xkcd on maps: http://xkcd.com/977/ Earth “live”: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/imagery/earth… interactive gnomonic: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3795048 West Wing MAPS clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2… Earth from Mars: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/0… Earth from Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsr… “look” etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?t… wave […]

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How did life on Earth get started?

July 30, 2013 How did life on Earth get started? Three new papers co-authored by Mike Russell, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., strengthen the case that Earth’s first life began at alkaline hydrothermal vents at the bottom of oceans. Scientists are interested in understanding early life on Earth because if […]

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