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Tuesday, 14 September 2021

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Links: Birth Of Species, Children's Book, Rise Of Oxygen 

Reporting on a Revolution [18:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (122 visits) info
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 Some geology and evolution material for your perusal.1) I came across this well crafted documentary by Niles Eldredge and Stefano Dominici on the history of the development of ideas on the birth of species. It is a paleontologist's perspective with fossils being given the centre stage. A great many personalities who contributed to the early thinking on the origin of species are featured.

Può la carta ontogenetica aiutare nella soluzione delle diatribe "splitter" vs "lumper"? 

Theropoda [09:34:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (68 visits) info
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Ontogenesi del cranio di Tyrannosaurus rex. Immagine da Carr (2020)L'ontogenesi di Tyrannosaurus è probabilmente quella meglio nota e studiata in Theropoda (fossile). L'approccio più o meno implicito che abbiamo quando la descriviamo è che essa sia una forma "estrema", nel senso che la differenza anatomica e morfologica tra giovane e adulto è spinta al massimo. Tuttavia, pur non in forma così

Green and Red; Stipules and Suckers 

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [01:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
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In the foreground is skinny Spike, the hawthorn. Behind is Flash, the maple (red canopy). Since my last report, there has been only a little change in the trees I'm following. Flash's canopy has become [...]

Irwin Redlener: On the Pandemic, Harnessing Celebrity Fame, and Public Health Activism 

State of the Planet [19:00:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
The pediatrician and founder of Columbia's National Center for Disaster Preparedness also talks about childcare, climate change, and what's next for

SQUIRRELS: SHADOW TAILS 

ARCHEA [10:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
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One of the little animals I see daily in Kitsilano, Vancouver, are the very busy, highly comic rodents we know as squirrels. They spend their days busily gathering and caching food and their nights resting [...]

Arctic ice extent now back to 2007 

Ontario-geofish [17:06:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
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 ReferenceArctic sea ice extent declined more slowly during August 2021 than most years in the past decade, and as a result, this year’s September minimum extent will likely be among the highest since [...]

RSS global temperatures show the August hook down 

Ontario-geofish [01:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
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 We had the little Pacific heating event in July, and now it's over.  I'm waiting for noaa, but they'll show the same

Taking a rest 

Ontario-geofish [22:40:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
 You should know that I write from compulsion.  I am an 'intellectual depressive'.  Writing does not improve my condition, since I get no accolades from it.  Serotonin can only be produced in the brain by [...]

A Journey Into an Alaskan Volcano 

State of the Planet [15:00:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
A Columbia Climate School Ph.D. student recounts a research expedition into an active volcano in the Aleutian

New Climate Migration Modelling Puts a Human Face on Climate Impacts 

State of the Planet [16:58:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
New models project number of migrants within countries of six regions of the world to be up to 216 million by

El reino caído de Wonderland Eurasia 

Koprolitos [10:38:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
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Cuando Recep Tayyip Erdogan inauguró Wonderland Eurasia en Ankara durante el pasado marzo de 2019 lo denominó "el parque temático más grande de Europa" y "un símbolo de orgullo" para Turquía. El [...]

Jet Stream variability swamps anything recent 

Ontario-geofish [13:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
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 ReferenceThis is one of those articles straight from the Dickens 'Office of Circumlocution' .  It shows that over the centuries the Jet Stream has had huge variations, but now it will be dominated by carbon [...]

NOAA shows 5th warmest August for world temperatures 

Ontario-geofish [16:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
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 And the other plot shows the temperatures trending at 5th.The PR department may actually mention '5th warmest'.  They have a limit and didn't broadcast '13th warmest' for the US.  They somehow used PR-Math [...]

Massive attack on my credit card 

Ontario-geofish [19:26:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
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 My card got a flurry of charges with immediate cancellations.  I supposed that was so I wouldn't see it.  Then a big charge for a thousand bucks went through.  The credit card company immediately emailed [...]
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