Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #289

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is…

A normal part of nature – sea ice retreat in Antarctica

From the UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ‘Scars’ left by icebergs record West Antarctic ice retreat ten thousand years ago – occurred under climate conditions that were relatively similar to those of today. Thousands of marks on the Antarctic seafloor, caused by icebergs which broke free from glaciers more than ten thousand years ago, show how part of the…

Astronomers discover planet with scorching snow

Some real science from Penn State: Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the atmosphere “snows” titanium dioxide — the active ingredient in sunscreen. These Hubble observations are the first detections of this…