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Arctic Terns

In this tour, Carsten Egevang, a researcher at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, talks about the migratory odyssey of the Arctic tern.  These terns fly from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back every year.  During its lifetime, the… Read More ›

Anthropocene

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological… Read More ›

What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

Very important question! Often inflicted when someone is studying geography. I know something about it :)

There is a lot of talk around climate these days. It seams to be the mane environmental issue. Lets go back to the bottom of this. Do we really understand the difference between climate and weather? If so, great, if not, read the article.

What Climate Means? Why Study Climate? Who is the National Weather Service? The answers to these questions and more in the NASA’s article.

Image: An example of a Monthly Mean Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) product produced from NOAA polar-orbiter satellite data, which is frequently used to study global climate change. Image Credit: NOAA

Click on the map to read the entire article.

Amazing Race to the Bottom of the World

Amazing Race to the Bottom of the World

One hundred years ago, on Dec. 14, 1911, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and four companions trudged through fog, bitter cold and lacerating wind to stand at the absolute bottom of the world, the South Pole. Nowhere was there a trace of their British rival, Robert Falcon Scott. No Union Jack mocked them, no ice cairn bespoke precedence. The Norwegians had won the race.

The entire story about Amundsen’s expedition and scientific discoveries in Antarctic, click on the photo.

Standard Climate

"The great Error of our Nature is, not to know where to stop, not to be satisfied with any reasonable Acquirement; not to compound with our Condition; but to lose all we have gained by an insatiable Pursuit after more." Edmund Burke.

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