How are ocean air currents responsible for Africa’s Sahara Desert and Australia’s Outback, as well as the lush rain forests along the Equator? MinuteEarth explains the dynamics.
In his inaugural speech, President Obama called out the harmful consequences of climate change while barely touching on our crushing national debt. Pundit Dick Morris cites new scientific data suggesting that climate change is a much lesser problem than Obama portrayed. It’s simply the latest canard used by greedy politicians and leftist ideologues to impose controls over everything in the economy.
In our next post, we’ll explore how politicians are shamelessly using climate change to grab power. For now, we’ll visit the coldest place on the planet, Oymyakon, a Siberian village that’s co cold you can’t take boiling water outside without it freezing over.
Scientists are observing record growth in the sea ice extending out from Antarctica. Northward winds are driving the annual growth, amounting to an area roughly equal to the size of Connecticut. This Antarctic expansion comes at the same time that the polar ice cap in the Arctic has been shrinking. Robert Lee Hotz from the Wall Street Journal has the details
Cameraman Chris Tangey came across that rarest of natural phenomena — fire tornadoes — near Mount Conner and Curtin Springs in the Outback of Australia. He has collected the footage into a montage he calls Skyfire: A Dance of Giants, set to music by the Netherlands’ Tjerk de Groot.
10 Design presents its concept for a tornado-proof home. The Kevlar-skinned dwelling is supported by hydraulic lifts, allowing the structure to be lowered into an underground hangar at any sign of a tornado. Think of a turtle, which can pull its head back within a protective shell whenever danger arises. 10 Design is an international architectural firm, headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Denver, Edinburgh and Shanghai. H/T de zeen