Starving Plant Life

In my last post, Boogie-man Gas, I talked about CO2 and the controversies surrounding this trace gas.  I also pointed out to evidence that CO2 has been a beneficial gas, and not the pollutant that most people think it is. Still, with headlines such as these (Scientists call for action to tackle CO2 levels,[1] and New Milestone for CO2 Levels: Mauna Loa Observatory Records 400 … Continue reading Starving Plant Life

2030 And The New Me

For those of you who think that living forever is as out of reach as the Moon, you might want to rethink that thought.  It’s not as far away as you think. Physically, the moon is only 238,900 miles (384,400 km) from Earth.  That’s not very far when we consider that we have been there and back many times within the last five decades.  But how … Continue reading 2030 And The New Me

The Sun’s About to Flip!

OK, so I’ve been a bit of a nut case lately, constantly harping on about the sun and its magnetic situation and how unstable it is.  Well, there’s a reason for this.  NASA is confirming my recent suspicions on the Sun’s volatility.  This is what they are saying: Something big is about to happen on the sun.  According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun’s … Continue reading The Sun’s About to Flip!

My Arms Are Short Because I Am Vertically Challenged

When one is born with short arms, it is rather difficult to tackle problems that are larger than oneself. I am 5’3″.  My arms, (and legs) are proportionate to my body, which is to say, they’re rather on the stumpy side.  It is hard to shout down a tall person, especially if that tall person is male and has longer arms.  Of course, since I … Continue reading My Arms Are Short Because I Am Vertically Challenged

144 Billion Bottles of Beer on the Wall

144 billion bottles of beer on the wall, 144 billion bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, one hundred forty-three billion nine hundred ninety-nine million nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall. I wonder how long it’s going to take to sing this song until we get to ‘one bottle of beer’.  It’s an academic question, certainly, since … Continue reading 144 Billion Bottles of Beer on the Wall

Runaway Laughter

Hahaha!!! I just read something hilarious today.  It was so funny that I absolutely had to share it. At first glance, and from the title alone, I have to admit, it worried me for a bit.  When the words trigger, runaway, and greenhouse are all emblazoned at the top on the title, it does bring a bit of a panic-sounding name to the article, attracting … Continue reading Runaway Laughter

Winter in July

These are the very last days of July, 2013.  If we don’t stop and capture the sunshine and the gentle trade winds, the scented leaves and the birdsong, it will be over in a matter of hours and we will be neck-deep in the warm beach sands of August.  But that is true only until it is no longer true.  In fact, the clock is … Continue reading Winter in July