What Is Global Warming?
- It's one of the hottest topics (no pun intended) in the weather and science world today.
Global Warming is what some scientists say is the result of an increase in carbon dioxide emissions from human technology.
Factories, power plants, and especially cars have carbon dioxide in their exhaust. As more and more people drive and as technology expands, we're increasing the amount of carbon dioxide we're releasing into the atmosphere.
Carbon dioxide acts like a blanket in the atmosphere, trapping the sun's warmth in the atmosphere instead of letting it radiate back to space, increasing the Earth's temperature.
Some of the recent years have been some of the warmest recorded in history, but then again, weather records span but an instant in the Earth's geological time, so to some, it's too early to say for sure if Global Warming is indeed happening. But the debate continues.
For More Information:
EPA -- www.epa.gov
Frigid temperatures and an abundance of snow were our companions as we hunted for the perfect Christmas tree.
Ocean Shores, WA December 9, 2013, snow day! A half mile from the Pacific Ocean we have frozen canals and partially frozen lakes, with snow coming down.
The image of Orion is a stack of 20-second exposures ISO 1600(a total of 11 minutes) taken with an Orion short tube 80mm
guide scope and a Nikon D3000 DSLR. The full image of the moon was taken at 1/80 sec. with an ISO 100. The close up image was taken with a 2.5X Barlow.