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3 New Years Resolutions (for the Environment)

3 New Years Resolutions (for the Environment)

Happy New Year. I hope you’re recovered from whatever frivolities accompanied celebrating the earth successfully orbiting the sun. I am still working through an ice-cream sandwich hangover so if that gives you any idea of how cool i am. you’re probably right. But, this is the season of making and breaking resolutions so in that …

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 …

Carbon Capture – Humanity’s Last Hope?

Carbon Capture – Humanity’s Last Hope?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Skillshare. Home to over twenty five thousand classes that could teach you a new life skill. We rarely witness evolution on a timeframe short enough for a single human life to take notice. These changes usually occur over many lifetimes, the gradual drift of a …

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 …

CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect

CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect

we’ve all heard the term greenhouse effect but how many of us can really explain what it means do we know why carbon dioxide has such a critical influence on the Earth’s climate do we know the main sources of this carbon dioxide join us now in an exploration of these and other questions if …

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 …