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NASA’s Earth Minute: Earth Has a Fever

NASA’s Earth Minute: Earth Has a Fever

Did you know that the Earth’s average temperature has risen over one degree Fahrenheit in the past century? It might not sound like much, but think about it this way: A one-degree rise in your body temperature can lead to a fever. Five degrees can land you in the hospital. So guess what? Our Earth …

A breathing planet off balance

A breathing planet off balance

Our atmosphere. Just a thin layer of gases surrounding our planet. Absorbing solar radiation. Retaining heat to warm the Earth’s surface. A delicate mixture of gases separating life on Earth from the rest of the cosmos. But when this mixture of gases gets out of balance, the temperature rises and alters our climate. Carbon is …

Why THIS Country Has The Deadliest Skin Cancer

Why THIS Country Has The Deadliest Skin Cancer

Goodday everyone! For certain, we all know of someone who has suffered from cancer. It’s among the leading causes of death worldwide, with skin cancer being one of the most common at more than 3 million cases reported globally each year. [SCIQ INTRO] Let’s put that in perspective: Here in the states in 2010, 74,000 …

The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect

Hi. It’s Mr. Andersen and in this video I am going to talk about the greenhouse effect. And when you talk to people about the greenhouse effect they tend to be pessimistic. But we really need the greenhouse effect on our planet. So let me throw the sun out here. And then let’s throw out …

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

We can’t just sweep climate change under the rug. But what if we swept it 7000 ft under ground? You know if you visit a hot night club in Miami, you might see some international models dancing to some bass heavy techno music. But in the near future you might just see fish. You see, …

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

– All this worry about warming, when it’s just a natural cycle. Climate’s always changed, and today’s no different, right? (bell dings) If we wanna understand why the earth is warming, it just makes sense to start by taking a closer look at all the natural factors that have caused climate to change in the …

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Ice in its varied forms covers as much as 16% of Earth’s surface, including 33% of land areas at the height of the northern winter. Glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, ice sheets and snow play an important role in Earth’s climate. They reflect energy back to space, shape ocean currents, and spawn weather patterns. But there …