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Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, …

Counterintuitive Climate Change Solution

Counterintuitive Climate Change Solution

People are tired of bad news about climate. Disasters are up, temperatures are up. The reason is greenhouse gas pollution. Despite all of our efforts to slow those releases we’re not doing it quickly enough. The public I think needs some hope. Top priority first of all is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We need …

An introduction to climate change in 60 seconds

An introduction to climate change in 60 seconds

As the sun’s rays reach the Earth’s surface, some are absorbed and re-emitted as heat. Greenhouse gases such as water vapour and carbon dioxide absorb and re-radiate some of this heat. Increased amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere mean more heat is trapped, warming the Earth. Human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels, …

Why Mars Died, and Earth Lived

The Mars rover, Curiosity, is the latest in a long line of missions to Mars… Landers sent to scoop its soil and study its rocks, orbiters sent to map its valleys and ridges. They are all asking the same question. Did liquid water once flow on this dry and dusty world? Did it support life …

9 Events That Will Happen Before 2050!

9 Events That Will Happen Before 2050!

From building cities on Mars to the extinction of chocolate, these are 9 events that will happen before 2050. 9. Colonization of Mars No, we’re not talking about an upcoming sci-fi blockbuster – the colonization of Mars is a real possibility in the foreseeable future. Conditions on the surface of Mars are closer to the …

The Science Behind Global Warming (Documentary)

The Science Behind Global Warming (Documentary)

What is global warming? How did it start? How will it continue? What will happen to humanity? Will one day we’ll be gone due to our own ignorance? Global Warming is the continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system Through the sudden use of factories, gas consuming cars and and other ambitions …

Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

Planet Earth is the home of every lifeform, known to us, in the universe. Its age is about 1/3 of the age of the universe and, admitted, It is a thing of beauty. a slightly squashed fair with a heavy metal core, and a lighter surface crust, wrapped in a thin sliver of sweet air …

10 Strangest Planets You Won’t Believe Exist

10 Strangest Planets You Won’t Believe Exist

– Hey, don’t mind me, just floating by doing a little exploring. Space is a wondrous and expansive place filled with mind-blowing and inconceivable beauty. And as we explore the cosmos, we continue to find more and more amazing things, but none more so than planets. In fact, we’ve discovered numerous planets that are both …

How Are We Looking For Alien Life?

How Are We Looking For Alien Life?

Will ET phone home? Who knows! But we’d better pick up the call, wouldn’t want to make those guys angry. Hello, I’m Ian O’Neill, space producer for Discovery News. As we discover more and more alien worlds orbiting distant stars, the question “Are we alone?” becomes more and more pressing. Surely there are other life …