Scientists tackle a burning question: When will our quiet sun turn violent?

From Science Mag A violent, active sun, as seen in ultraviolet light in October 2014—near solar maximum in its 11-year solar cycle. As the sun approaches solar minimum, scientists are trying to predict the timing and strength of the next solar maximum. NASA/SDO/LMSAL By Sarah ScolesMay. 30, 2019 , 2:00 PM BOULDER, COLORADO—For all of…

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The Nuclear Space Race Has Begun: NASA Receives Budget to Research Nuclear Rockets

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Following Russia’s announcement of their successful ten year programme to build a civilian nuclear powered launch vehicle, President Trump’s administration has directed NASA to restart US research into nuclear powered launch technology. Momentum Grows for Nuclear Thermal Space Propulsion By Jeff Foust a day ago PASADENA, Calif. — With congressional funding and…

Gleickero

Admitted fraudster Peter Gleick rewrites history. Rewriting appears to be in his blood. You mean when I worked with a whistle-blower to reveal the dark money funding being used by climate deniers to produce pseudoscience for young school children and policymakers? Yes. — Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) May 29, 2019 The link in the twitter conversation…

Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming

By Jim Steele Published in the Pacifca Tribune May 28, 2019 What’s Natural Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming The globally averaged temperature rose 1.5°F from 1880 to today. Various narratives suggest the rise since 1950 was driven by increasing concentrations of CO2. The rising temperature before 1950 was considered natural. Since 1990, Arctic temperatures rose…

Quantifying Virtue Signaling

From Away Resorts UK. How Many Air Miles Does Your Annual Holiday Add Up To? According to new research*, the carbon footprint from overseas tourism is three to four times higher than previous estimates. As of 2019 it accounts for about 8% of global carbon emissions. Here at Away Resorts we are passionate about staycations…