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Earth as Waterworld Part I: The Movie

Waterworld: The Movie

Waterworld is a 1995 science fiction set a few hundred years in the future at a time when the polar ice caps have melted and the land areas of the world have been submerged under the oceans, a modern version of Noah’s Flood. 1,015 more words

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Geoengineering: Controlling Earth's Thermostat?

Photo credits to Pexels

Imagine living in a world where inimical chemicals constitute the air you breathe and toxic minerals stain the oceans black. This sounds like a matter of science fiction, however, these are genuine solutions proposed by scientists to mitigate climate change. 1,600 more words

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Bergen: a year with some sunshine

May was glorious.  December less so.

The data are from the Geofysisk Institutt in Bergen. Here is the code I used

library("tidyverse")
library("lubridate")
florida = read.csv("../climate_data//Florida_2017-06-21_2018-06-22_1529649176.csv", stringsAsFactors = FALSE) %>% as.tibble()
florida = florida %>%
mutate(date_time = ymd_hm(paste(Dato, Tid)),
date = ymd(Dato),
Tid = ymd_hm(paste("2000-01-01", Tid)),
Globalstraling = if_else(Globalstraling == 9999.99, NA_real_, Globalstraling)) %>%
complete(date, Tid) %>%#
arrange(date, Tid) %>%
mutate(Globalstraling = coalesce(Globalstraling, lag(Globalstraling, 24 * 6)))#fill gaps with previous day

ggplot(florida, aes(x = Tid, y = date, fill = Globalstraling)) +
geom_raster() +
scale_fill_gradient(low = "black", high = "yellow") +
scale_x_datetime(date_labels = "%H", expand = c(0, 0)) +
scale_y_date(date_labels = "%b", expand = c(0, 0)) +
labs(x = "Time", y = "Month", fill = expression(atop(Sunshine, Wm^-1)))

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Out west

As someone who has always enjoyed both history and science, not to mention went to school at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, the dust bowl has always been one of those topics that I actually know very little about so this article over at the Wall Street Journal was a quick and easy read. 118 more words

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Ted Cruz demands investigation into taxpayer-funded global warming ‘advocacy’


Borrowing Hollywood titles like ‘a clear and present danger’ isn’t going to overcome the fact that colourful predictions made about the climate by modellers and climate alarmists in general have failed to materialise. 311 more words

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