Super typhoon Soudelor reaches Cat5

Watts Up With That?

NASA’s Aqua satellite and RapidScat instrument analyzed Super typhoon Soudelor’s extent and winds as it reached Category Five typhoon status on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale.

On Aug. 4, 2015, at 4:10 UTC (12:10 a.m. EDT) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible-light image of Super typhoon Soudelor. CREDIT Credits: NASA Goddard's MODIS Rapid Response Team On Aug. 4, 2015, at 4:10 UTC (12:10 a.m. EDT) the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this visible-light image of Super typhoon Soudelor. CREDIT Credits: NASA Goddard’s MODIS Rapid Response Team

RapidScat is a NASA instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station. RapidScat gathered surface wind speed and direction data on Soudelor on Aug. 3 at 1900 UTC (3 p.m. EDT) when it just west of Mariana Islands. RapidScat measured saw the strongest sustained winds circled the center. Sustained winds at that time were near 135 knots (155 mph/250 kph).

On Aug. 4 at 4:10 UTC (12:10 a.m. EDT) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible-light image of Super typhoon Soudelor that clearly showed its…

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Even Though We’ve Lived Apart (A Tribute To My Father)


A tribute to my father today. A man who raised four children as a widower. How he kept it together we’ll never comprehend. And even although we are scattered around the world now, the influence of this wonderful man keeps as all together…

So here’s a poem I found.

Even though we’ve lived apart, I do not love you less. There’s provision in the heart For storing tenderness.

There’s a love that like a star Must reconfigure space To turn the far-flung wanderers Towards some predestined grace.

Time matters not, nor pain, nor death, Nor fate as hard as stone. This truth needs but a single breath, And that we now have known.

Ah, Father! What a joy to live With love at last expressed! Life has no greater gift to give Than that with which we’re blessed.

– Nicholas Gordon


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Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot: Humans’ staggering effect on Earth

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Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Our response to these idiotic comments on our “climate hawk” post click on the link a view the slide show.

“More Liberal nonsense.I often wonder why Liberals hate people and freedom so much, yet love oppressive Govt.
We are carbon based life forms, a tax on carbon is a tax on life itself.”

“If you believe humans are affecting the climate I’ve got a bridge to sell you. The past recent warming from the 1930’s up until 2017 was solely due to the activity of the sun. The CO2 increase in the atmosphere was solely due to the sun warming the world’s oceans and not the CO2 expended by humans burning fossil fuels.”

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Images of consumption are the theme of the book, “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.” It addresses environmental deterioration through subjects including materialism, consumption, pollution, fossil fuels and carbon…

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CIA climate research effort decommissioned

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Seal of the US Central Intelligence Agency. Author United States Government, public domain image. Seal of the US Central Intelligence Agency. Author United States Government, public domain image.

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Mother Jones reports that the CIA Medea programme, a climate research effort which involved providing civilian experts with access to classified information, is to be shut down.

According to Mother Jones;

The program was originally launched in 1992 during the George H.W. Bush administration and was later shut down during President George W. Bush’s term. It was re-launched under the Obama administration in 2010, with the aim of providing security clearances to roughly 60 climate scientists. Those scientists were given access to classified information that could be useful for researching global warming and tracking environmental changes that could have national security implications.

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Some experts have expressed surprise the Medea programme is being shut down. But the programme is not without its critics.

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, a 23-year veteran of…

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UK Supreme Court Orders Action On Air Pollution; Australia’s Air Declining As Well

Doctors Against Pollution


New Matilda: UK Supreme Court Orders Action On Air Pollution; Australia’s Air Declining As Well By Thom Mitchell A landmark decision in a United Kingdom court could force the British government to start tackling air pollution. Thom Mitchell reports.

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ordered the British government to draw up plans to bring air pollution levels into line with European Union standards, just days after a United Nations report estimated the cost of dirty air to Europe at a “staggering” $1.6 trillion every year.

In the UK, 29,000 deaths are caused by air pollution each year, according to a 2010 study, and the Supreme Court’s unanimous judgement yesterday highlighted the inadequacy of the government’s efforts to tackle the problem. Despite European Union law requiring member nation’s governments to reduce pollution to a benchmark level by 2010, the UK government’s own plans projected that air pollution would…

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5 Habits You Can Start On Earth Day That’ll Pay Off All Year Long

Ethics Asylum

This Earth Day, let’s skip all the talk and go for the easy swaps — the things you canreally do right now to better the planet, both today and for the entire year to come.

Not only will these five easy Earth Day habits make your home a more eco-friendly place, but they’ll likely save you money, too. Be green, save green, and make a pact to start these five game-changing practices … TODAY.


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Americans use as many as 51,000 trees’ worth of paper towels every day, according to The Paperless Project. That’s more than 3,000 tons of paper towel waste per year. Invest in a set of dish towels (or better yet, some cheeky tea towels), and start using those instead.


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LED lightbulbs use 25 percent to 80 percent less energy than regular ones, plus they last up to…

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Astronauts Describe Aroma of The Moon

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The moon has a distinctive smell. Ask any Apollo moonwalker about the odiferous nature of the lunar dirt and you’ll get the same answer.

With NASA’s six Apollo lunar landing missions between 1969 and the end of 1972, a total of 12 astronauts kicked up the powdery dirt of the moon, becoming an elite group later to be tagged as the “dusty dozen.”

From the modest 2.5 hour “moonwalk” of Apollo 11 to the forays totaling just over 22 hours outside a spacecraft on Apollo 17, NASA’s Apollo landing crews could not escape tracking lunar material inside their moon lander homes.

Decades later, moonwalkers and lunar scientists are still trying to appreciate exactly what the moon’s aroma brings to the astronaut’s nose.

That fresh lunar regolith smell

“All I can say is that everyone’s instant impression of the smell was that of spent gunpowder, not that it was ‘metallic’ or…

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Book of Complexity

Sier Wicked Romancer's Persuasive Poetry


Physique of my swagger
Sharp double edged dagger.

Staggering wicked scripts
life’s double flips.

I spit four flavors of seasonal Rhymes
architectural designs flavors of my
physics in rhymes.

Spiritual Spitz splits mountains
into fountains of youths

Sediments of my whispering word’s
creates philosophy of a
Philosopher’s wisdom.

My lines are aged with wisdom
an philosophies of ageless

I seduce provocative imaginations
indulging in creativity
inducing the indicative

Complex sediments impede composers heart’s of settlements competing for bleeding hearts playing symphonies of noteworthy harmonies in life’s angelic orchids of wisdom.

Facilitating provocative abstract
rhymes creating a new era in time.

I belo symphonies of philosophies
Transducing fear to fevers,
Time artist’s limitless fears
strengths,  limitless power
abilities of crazy mind’s.

Philosophical to the philosophy of life it’s the philosopher who takes view of life

Provocative Rhymes in a modern design
a contemporary line
The syllables…

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Arctic Ice Extent Hits a 30-Year Low

Deepak verma

NASA created a stunning visualization of ice developing over the northern pole, and the thin, swirling sheets just don’t reach as far as they used to. The post Arctic Ice Extent Hits a 30-Year Low appeared first on WIRED.
March 20, 2015 at 05:30AM
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The Big Picture: This missile can knock out warheads in space


Rising from a wall of flames, a Raytheon RIM-161 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) takes flight from the Deveselu missile defense base in Romania. Designed to intercept short- and intermediate-range cruise missiles before the inbound threats re-enter the atmosphere, the SM-3 has been likened to “shooting a bullet with another bullet.” This cruise missile killer is deployed both on land and at sea where it is utilized as part of the Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense.




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Documentary about film scores seeks final crescendo of Kickstarter funds

Deepak verma

LOS ANGELES — To the right of Kenny Holmes’ half-eaten bagel, his phone flashes with notifications from a Kickstarter app, each pop-up message signifying a new donation to his already fully funded crowdfunding campaign to create a documentary about film scores
Score: A Film Music Documentary, which
March 14, 2015 at 08:33PM
By Deepak verma

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