Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

Drake’s private jet shows the climate impact of the influencer economy

The rapper’s Boeing 767 was a gift from a Canadian cargo airline. Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

The steps of a commercial building roof moisture survey

Roofs are meant to keep moisture out and conditioned air in. But holes and leaks can develop over time, and water intrusion poses a great threat to every building. To top it off, moisture doesn’t just come from rain. HVAC systems, condensation, plumbing leaks, and…
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US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.

Water is life, but for all its importance, humanity has a surprisingly limited view of Earth’s freshwater bodies. Researchers have reliable water level measurements for only a few thousand lakes around the world, and little to no data on some of the planet’s important river systems. The upcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite will fill that enormous gap….

2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #28

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, July 10, 2022 through Sat, July 16, 2022.

The following articles sparked above average interest during the week (bolded articles are from SkS authors): Cranky Uncle Cartoon 5/20 – Dark NightCranky Uncle Cartoon 7/20 – Dinosaurs, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 4/20 – Cold Weather, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 6/20 – Debate, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 9/20 – Falling, Cranky Uncle Cartoon 10/20 – Flying Bird, and Cranky Uncle Cartoon 8/20 – Drunk Driving. Apparently, the Cranky Uncle Cartoon series is „somewhat“ popular!

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3D snapshot sensor for 3D measurements and surface inspection of large objects

Large, diffuse reflecting objects of up to 650 x 495 mm are measured using the surfaceCONTROL 3D 2500 snapshot sensor. The sensor is based on the fringe light projection principle to perform geometrical 3D measurements and 3D shape detection, as well as surface inspections. It can be used both withi Source: Micro-epsilon…

NOAA joins CNES Space for Climate Observatory initiative

NOAA joins CNES Space for Climate Observatory initiative

The USA has joined the Space for Climate Observatory (SCO) initiative, fulfilling the commitment made by Vice President Kamala Harris during her November 2021 visit to France.
SCO is an initiative of the One Planet Summit under the leadership of the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES) to combine satellite and in situ data with scientific research to model and track climate change and its impacts at global-to-local scales. It is also working to establish indicators and decision-support tools in a…

Biden Administration allocates US$2

Biden Administration allocates US$2.4bn in 2023 budget to NASA for climate and weather monitoring

President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget intends to increase NASA’s Earth science funding for climate and weather monitoring and measurement to US$2.4bn.
The budget will be allocated to Earth-observing satellites and related research which is expected to enhance NASA’s ability to improve the world’s understanding of climate change. The Biden-Harris Administration submitted President Biden’s budget for fiscal year 2023 to Congress on March 28. The budget details his vision to deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the…

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know.

Trees are great at capturing warming gases, but mass-planting efforts tell a tricky story.   Source: Grist, a beacon in the smog,an independent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck…

2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #12

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, March 20, 2022 through Sat, March 26, 2022.

The following articles sparked above average interest during the week: These charts show how much it costs to charge an EV vs. refueling a gas vehicle, The Climate Shell Game, Tornadoes, climate change and why Dixie is the new Tornado Alley, Skeptical Science New Research for Week #11 2022, A close look at Roy Spencer’s claims on global warming, and New resource: myth deconstructions as animated GIFs.

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How a commercial energy audit could save you money

Owning and maintaining commercial real estate is costly. Whether it’s an office building, retail space, or something else, it’s your responsibility as a building owner to ensure it remains comfortable, safe, and up to code. And all too often, those responsibilities equate to high commercial…
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