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2013: slowest Atlantic hurricane season in 30 years

A couple of days ago, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. updated his famous graph of hurricane drought, and despite some ribbing from me on what could happen in May 2014, has confidently extended the drought out to the start of the … Continue reading

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A new high resolution look at North Korea, where it is ‘Earth Hour’ every night

We’ve made fun in the past of the lack of basic electrical infrastructure in North Korea, comparing its light footprint from space with the anti human progress Earth Hour, and with good reason – It’s really a dark country in … Continue reading

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Earth at night – wildfires in Australia

From NASA – Wildfires Light Up Western Australia (nothing unusual here, it happens every year) A stunning video of the Earth at night follows. Careful observers of the new “Black Marble” images of Earth at night released this week by … Continue reading

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Spooky: A nighttime view of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall

You’ve seen those photographs from space of the Earth at night with cities lit up like Christmas trees. Imagine that scene with a hurricane added.

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