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“Do No Evil? ” –USA Leads Global Fossil Fuel Emissions Upward Climb for Second Year

Antarctica from Space


“We thought, perhaps hoped, emissions had peaked a few years ago,” said Rob Jackson, director of the Jackson Lab at Stanford University’s Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. “After two years of renewed growth, that was wishful thinking.”


“Earth 2100?” –96% of Ocean Life ‘Gasping for Oxygen’ During Great Dying


Permian Extinction


The state of the planet in the late Permian—increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that create warmer temperatures on Earth—is similar to today says oceanographer Justin Penn, at the University of Washington: “Under a business-as-usual emissions scenarios, by 2100 warming in the upper ocean will have approached 20 percent of warming in the late Permian, and by the year 2300 it will reach between 35 and 50 percent. This study highlights the potential for a mass extinction arising from a similar mechanism under anthropogenic climate change.”


The Balloon Planet — “Search is On for Evaporating Exoplanets”


HAT-P-11b a "warm Neptune"


A discovery occurred earlier this year, thanks to Hubble Space Telescope observations, which proved difficult to interpret: the first-ever detection of an evaporating exoplanet.


“Hidden from Sight” –Alien Planets Orbiting Young Stars

protoplanetary disks


“Most previous observations had been targeted to detect the presence of very massive planets, which we know are rare, that had carved out large inner holes or gaps in bright disks,” said Paola Pinilla, a NASA Hubble Fellow at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory. “While massive planets had been inferred in some of these bright disks, little had been known about the fainter disks.”


Heard In the Milky Way –“Thinking Like a Planet to Earth in 10,000 Years”


Today’s eclectic coverage of TV programs broadcast on the state of affairs on our pale blue planet, signaling our presence to other possible civilizations in the Milky Way.


“All the Light”– In the History of the Observable Universe

Galaxies in Milky Way


From our tiny blue water planet, the universe appears inconceivably vast. In the grand cosmic scheme of things, all the light in the observable universe provides about as much illumination as a 60-watt bulb seen from 2.5 miles away, says Marco Ajello, an astrophysicist at Clemson University, who led a team that has measured all of the starlight ever produced throughout the history of the observable universe.


China Denies Alien Search With World’s Largest Radio Telescope




China’s National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC) denied on Tuesday that the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) will begin searching for aliens in 2019, in contrast to past comments by Wu Xiangping, director-general of the Chinese Astronomical Society that with FAST “We can receive weaker and more distant radio messages,” said , “It will help us to search for intelligent life outside of the galaxy and explore the origins of the universe,” underscoring the China’s race to be the first nation to discover the existence of an advanced alien civilization.


Heard in the Milky Way –“The Man Who Worked on ET Technology to Earth in 2050”

Extraterrestrial Technology


Today’s eclectic coverage of TV programs broadcast on the state of affairs on our Pale Blue Dot, signaling our presence to other possible civilizations in the Milky Way.