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22 avril 2010 4 22 /04 /avril /2010 15:14
Earth Day was founded in the very end of the 1960's
The idea started developing in September 1969...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Earth_flag_PD.jpg/800px-Earth_flag_PD.jpg(1)
...and in April 1970, the first Earth Day gathered millions of American protesters !
Click on the satellite image of our planet
to find out about Earth Day in wikipedia.

Global warming is one of Earth Day concerns
In this video Al Gore, rougly explains
the global warming process :
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(1) = A N.A.S.A. image of the Earth   (Public Domain)
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18 avril 2010 7 18 /04 /avril /2010 21:47

On March 20, the Eyjafjallajokull  (pheeew  ;o) volcano bursts for the first time in 190 years

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417307218/eruption-at-Fimmv-rduh-ls-007.jpg 

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417305595/eruption-at-Fimmv-rduh-ls-006.jpg

 

2 days later, lava continues

to spew out

and spill

into nearby canyons

 

  April 14 : the Icelandic Civil Protection Department orders evacuations of towns and farms near the volcano due to flooding caused by the melting snow and sub-glacial eruption

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417302074/eruption-at-Fimmv-rduh-ls-003.jpg

15 April 2010 : an image issued by the University of Dundee from

Nasa's Terra satellite shows the ash plume travelling

from Iceland to the north of the UK

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417313511/Volcanic-ash-causes-trave-008.jpg_____________________________

All pictures by the N.A.S.A. (Public Domain)

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 22:06

The exact composition of the Icelandic volcano plume is not known precisely ; "the pollutants of greatest concern to human health in plumes from volcanoes are normally mineral particulates, sulphur dioxide (SO2), fluoridic acids and hydrochloric acid". 

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/flash/newsgraphics/2010/0416-volcano-airport-map/new_airports_map.jpg

Forecasts predict the volcano plume should disperse as on the map below :  http://www2.dmu.dk/atmosphericenvironment/Vulkansky/dreameu_ani.gif

Maps & quotes from the National Environmental Research Institute Aarhus University  <<<

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a plume  of dust, smoke,... = a tall, thin mass of smoke, dust or similar

substance, that rises up into the air

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27 mars 2010 6 27 /03 /mars /2010 11:02
Switch lights off... tonight !
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c5/Lit_switch.jpg/150px-Lit_switch.jpgWhat do you know about 'Earth Hour' ?
Before taking the quiz, watch the Canadian video below once  -don't cheat ;-)  :
            And now...  YOUR  TURN !

 

     

 
'Earth Hour' 2010
1) Global warming develops...
  now and then
  much faster than predicted
  quite slowly, but regularly
  in people's mind : it's an illusion
 
                                     Take This Quiz
             And if you agree on this... don't forget to switch your   
                                      lights off, tonight ;o)                               

  lantern.jpg

 
On the FUN/virtual 

lantern page of 

earthhour.org 

you can make 

your own lantern
to see better tonight                                                     
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8 février 2010 1 08 /02 /février /2010 20:13
... or shall we discover new words for the snow storm that hit some Eastern American states ?
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Snow/US_Northeast/2010/SNWnortheast035_N9.jpgSuppliers of the satellite picture above : NOOA, NASA & the OSEI [Public Domain]
In the beginning of his speech on February 6 at the Democratic National Committee Meeting, President Barack Obama baptised the storm  snowmageddon, comparing its effects with the Armageddon aftermath...

Besides, the  Urban Slang Dictionary already names such storms  snowpocalypses !
How about contemplating an immaculate Washington ?
Here it is, on the video : 

Mark Twain's conclusion would have been "everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it"!
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aftermath = the period which follows an unpleasant event or accident,
and the effects which it causes
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28 janvier 2010 4 28 /01 /janvier /2010 00:15
7 weeks after the end of the Copenhagen Summit,

watch this video clip in which Leonardo Di Caprio is prompting us
to act : 

  He suggests every American should spread the news about the 'Clean Energy' Bill, and make his Senators vote for it.

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prompt somebody to... =  to make someone decide to say or do something 
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7 décembre 2009 1 07 /12 /décembre /2009 19:26
Copenhagen Summit delegates and experts
interviews and videos  24/7
I know it sometimes goes  pretty fast, but every now and then, listen to them so as to train your ears... You'll discover the more you listen, the more you understand  :o)



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5 octobre 2009 1 05 /10 /octobre /2009 16:57

Speech at T.E.D.'s
-Technology, Entertainment, Design
(1)

The former vice-president of the U.S.A. (also film-'star' of  "An inconvenient truth") suggests 15 possible ways of reducing climate change... now !
 The man who called himself the "former future President of the United States" presents these plans with humour and humanity.


Not only does Al Gore's speech sound quite articulate and easy to catch, but you can also activate English subtitles to understand it even better.  [Nah... you are not going to put the French subtitles on, are you ?! Too easy : it would be no fun ! ]
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(1) : TED <<<   is a small nonprofit devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading', started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Along with the annual 'TED Conference' in California, and the 'TEDGlobal conference' in Oxford UK, it now includes the 'TEDTalks' video site, the 'Open Translation Program' & other related events.
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3 octobre 2009 6 03 /10 /octobre /2009 10:47

A 2-minute version of the Google Earth Climate introductory tour


View the potential impacts of climate change on our planet Earth :
find out about possible solutions for adaptation and mitigation,
ahead of the UN's
climate conference  ^  in Copenhagen (COP15),
starting on December 7.


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