Each year, the world's cars, trucks, power plants, and factories emit billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But where does it all go?
This mesmerizing new animation from NASA simulates a year in the life of all the carbon dioxide — the main gas responsible for global warming — in the atmosphere. The data is from 2006 and yes, it looks like a lava lamp:
As the school year begins, teachers will have a new batch of eager (or not so eager) learners to educate and inspire. While some classes may look homogenous and others more diverse, students within a class have a variety of learning needs, preconceived notions of their academic abilities, and maybe even opinions about the intelligence of their classmate. Creating an atmosphere early on, where all students feel “smart” and that their opinions are valued can lead to more positive interactions among students and greater student participation and engagement in lessons.
With both China and India having just announced major plans to curb their carbon emissions, the sound you hear is a tipping point tipping. Heading into the United Nations climate summit meeting in Paris in December, all the world’s largest industrial economies are now taking climate change more seriously. This includes the United States — except for some of the knuckleheads running to be our next president, which is not a small problem.