The Enigma of Time

What does it mean, Albert Einstein asked in 1905, to say that a train arrives someplace — in Paris, say — at 7 o’clock? It should be noted that today, 30 June, 2017, is the 112th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies“, his Special Theory of Relativity, and thus it … More The Enigma of Time

Summer Solstice 2017

Southern-facing view for US eastern seaboard, mid-northern latitudes for this year’s Summer Solstice. In this view, note the position of the planets Mercury, very close to the sun, Mars, Venus and the Moon, our natural satellite. View via Stellarium. During the yearly journey around our star, the Earth passes four notable points, points that mark … More Summer Solstice 2017

I have a voice to raise and shoulders to put to the wheel & will work for climate action to mitigate the effect of Mr. Trump and his scrum of climate deniers. (a 420-character 9-line poem with music)

Originally posted on Words We Women Write :
Messages of hope need to be out there for us to grab onto & grow strong; the Paris Agreement is one such. Despite the urgings of Mr Trump & Myron Ebell, our country cannot roll back its support. This music video from 1 Million Women calls for women…

Climate Change Has Become An Existential Threat

The term “Existential Threat” literally means a threat to existence and, by definition, something whose scope is beyond our ability to control. The science on Climate Change has long been decided and, regardless of the “opinions” of some, it persists as a threat; you are entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts. Some … More Climate Change Has Become An Existential Threat

“Anyone who denies over a century’s worth of established science & basic facts is unqualified to be the administrator of the EPA…the Senate needs to stand up to Scott Pruitt & his dangerous views.” (Sen. Schatz) (420 character-9-liner on Pruitt’s lies)

Originally posted on Words We Women Write : LIE: “I think that measuring, with precision, human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do & there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.” No, Scott Pruitt, it is EASY to measure & there is OVERWHELMING agreement. Carbon Dioxide is the PRIMARY greenhouse gas…

NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, an orbiting platform that observes the universe exclusively in the InfraRed  region of the spectrum, have announced the unprecedented discovery of a group of Earth-size planets in orbit around the cool, low-mass red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, three of which lie within the star’s habitable zone! The habitable zone … More NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone