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Firestorm Comet?

Scientists figure a comet started breaking up about 12,800 years back. Nothing unusual there. Many comets break up while they’re this close to our sun. This time Earth got in the way before the fragments spread out much. Fire rained … Continue reading

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Science in 2017

It may not be an ‘official’ end-of-year custom, but many folks make lists as New Year approaches. BBC News made a list of eight “amazing science stories” of 2017. I can see how the stories are “amazing,” from their viewpoint, … Continue reading

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Antarctic ‘Hot’ Spots

Some scientists say there’ll be more carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere this year. They may be right. I think the information’s interesting, and may be meaningful. But I’m pretty sure this isn’t a portent of doom. Neither is a new … Continue reading

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Floods, Harvey, and Climate

Harvey is currently centered over Louisiana. It’s a big storm, so part of it is still over Texas. When Harvey was a hurricane, wind was a problem. Now it’s water. At least 33 folks have died. Many drowned. (NPR, BBC … Continue reading

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