So, Is The Planet Getting Hotter Or Colder?

The NY Times Green Blog is one of my favorite sites for information about climate change, renewable energy and everything related. The release time of these two articles, “A Very Warm January” and “On Our Radar: The Danube Ices Over,” probably could’ve been better. Climate skeptics may use these articles as proof that there isn’t any man-made climate change going on; the weather difference equals out. But the reality is that these two articles highlight the extreme weather events that will be a part of our changing climate and that we should expect more of this in the future.
NY Times Green Blog for February 9th, 2012

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“Astronomical” Describes The Waste More Than It Describes The Book Series

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34894951[/vimeo]Astronomical Book Series by Mishka HennerAstronomical by Mishka Henner is a 12-volume set that displays our solar system and the planets to scale. Each volume has 506 pages and the width of each page represents 1 million kilometers. The sun appears on pages 1-2 of volume I and the earth is displayed on page 155 of volume I. Jupiter is on page 283 of volume II.

The mostly blank-page Astronomical book series sells for around $156.

I’m sure there’s an artsy angle to the 6000+ page Astronomical series but even the above video is hard to stomach. I think that if Dieter from Sprockets would’ve written a book, this would be it. [Gizmodo.com]

[dailymotion]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9p5ey_sprockets-germany-s-most-disturbing_shortfilms[/dailymotion]

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Christmas Tree Made From Books

Christmas Tree Made From Books

Final score:

    Christmas tree made from books = 1
    $6.99 used Goodwill Christmas tree = 0.

[My Modern Met via Grist]

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The Shrinking Ice Of Greenland: Could The New Times Comprehensive Atlas Be A Prophecy?

Greenland Map Controversy - The Times Comprehensive World AtlasHarperCollins, publisher of The Times Comprehensive Atlas, got kicked pretty hard recently for publishing their atlas’s 13th edition with Greenland’s ice coverage reduced by 15%. News about the receding ice of Greenland traveled quickly but it was soon countered by scientist who doubted the accuracy of the new map. HarperCollins at first defended their updated map but then issued a press release apologizing for their error. Personally, I don’t think the accuracy of the map is going to affect my future not-visits to Greenland but I do have one concern – were the cartographers at HarperCollins thinking ahead a couple editions?

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