Posts tagged with weather

amprog:

April 2012 was the 3rd warmest April recorded in U.S. history since record keeping began in 1895, according to the NOAA. 
(Source: thinkprogress.org)

amprog:

April 2012 was the 3rd warmest April recorded in U.S. history since record keeping began in 1895, according to the NOAA. 

(Source: thinkprogress.org)

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stormgasm:

This was once a 5400 acre lake in Texas that has dried up due to crippling drought that has taken over the much of the country.

stormgasm:

This was once a 5400 acre lake in Texas that has dried up due to crippling drought that has taken over the much of the country.

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jonathan-cunningham:

landscapelifescape:

Zhangjiaji, China
Pandora from Avatar – Zhangjiajie

What causes that kind of rock formation?  

A: Many years of erosion. It is moist all year round. “Much of the erosion which forms these pillars are the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants which grow on them.” Its amazing how beautiful our planet is. I wish more people knew about the beauty we have here. Our planet is one of a kind no matter which way you slice it. This does conjure up images from Avatar, but it’s also important that we realize we have an incredible planet here.

jonathan-cunningham:

landscapelifescape:

Zhangjiaji, China

Pandora from Avatar – Zhangjiajie

What causes that kind of rock formation?  

A: Many years of erosion. It is moist all year round. “Much of the erosion which forms these pillars are the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants which grow on them.”

Its amazing how beautiful our planet is. I wish more people knew about the beauty we have here. Our planet is one of a kind no matter which way you slice it. This does conjure up images from Avatar, but it’s also important that we realize we have an incredible planet here.

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What We Wanted/What We Got: Part One

Discover magazine just celebrated 30 years and they compiled this list of what we wanted mixed with what we actually accomplished.

What we wanted… Weather Control

“From planning an outdoor wedding to ending droughts and floods, the appeal is obvious. A sprinkling of precipitation powder on wispy clouds, and poof: A hard rain is gonna fall. Or perhaps giants fans on blimps could blow clouds away when too much rain has fallen.”

What we got… Weather Out Of Control

“We did manage to affect the weather, after all. Yay us! No, no yay. We spewed so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and denuded so much of the planet’s greenery tha we succeeded in warming everything up to an even more chaotic and less predictable state.”

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Quotes are from Wendy Marston

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Just watched ‘heat lightning’. Very cool.

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