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Greenland

More of Greenland's ice melted in the summers of 2000-2019 than in the ones between 1979-1999.   Some data: Links National Snow and Ice Data Center and the obligatory other links... Five from Five 1.5 - Probably Not... IPCC Global Warming of 1.5c 8th of October Oh, yeah, There’s this… Zero Carbon – The Future Called… The Fork in the…

50 Years ago today. Spend a moment and consider the scale of this human endeavour. Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot   Links NASA Apollo 11  

Earth Australia

What's next? Opining the lack of type 1 people in public leadership? Federal Election. Climate change anyone? Looking back to look forward. In 1916, the year my father was born, we only knew of our own galaxy. Think about that for a moment... We did not think there were any other galaxies. Consider that in just over one lifetime, we…

A small series of posts over the next week or so on the concept of "Type 1". These will be People, Planet and Challenges. Why? Simply put, my recent experience of public discourse and political debate in Australia (and those seeking public office) suggests we need to look closely for genuine intellectual honesty, strategic vision and coherent world views that can…

Factory

Consider, once again the current political discourse and *major* issues in the news. Consider the *major* policy announcements of political parties prior to an upcoming Australian Federal Election. Then take a moment to ponder this. The highest weekly average CO2 ever measured at Mauna Loa: 412.4 ppm, almost 4 ppm above same time last year. February seems on its way…

New Home

Ten Years. February 2009 February 2019 The Journey - Some Links Six Years “There is no cure for trauma” – David J. Morris – Salon  “The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” by David J. Morris. Black Saturday – ABC Settlement for Murrindindi Kilmore East Bushfire Class Action Settlement I was free before - By Grace Five Years On -…

EarthRise

Seems like yesterday. The far side. 69 hours, 8 minutes and 16 seconds after launch, the crew reached the far side of the Moon. They burned their engines for a lunar orbit insertion (LOI), which lasted four minutes. The burn slowed the spacecraft down so it could be captured by the Moon’s gravitational pull, making it the first ever manned…

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere - the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Both spacecraft carry with them a 12-inch (30 cm) golden phonograph record that contains pictures and sounds of Earth, along with symbolic directions…

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