Did you know that the sun can reach temperatures of 27 million degrees F? I was thinking about Australia and how much I do not like hot weather. I”m more of a 65 -70 degree weather type of person. So thinking about Australia and how they have had the hottest months ever there this year I got to thinking about the sun, and how much temperatures here are rising. Heres some good information on our sun if you want to look a little more into it. I was put in a sad mood when I learned that Australia had to have a “color” to their high temperature scale for this year. That proves that temperatures are raising. I feel for the people that live there and especially the animals, the ones that can not create Air condition and have to live outside. I hear from a lot of people that they don’t think the Earth is getting hotter, or that they just don’t believe it. Luckily, we have had others who notice the temperature rise and have done graphs of previous years to now. The world has always had periods of cooler and hotter times, but the fear of this rising temperature is that it is happening much quicker than it should, and that humans are having a bigger hand in it than they should be. What if humans weren’t here? What would this planet look like? questions that are somewhat hard to answer, but as I and many feel, it would be in a better balance. I know our class has learned a bit about the greenhouse effect and how it works, but here is a site from NASA that explains it pretty well and has a nice graph to show the rising temperatures here on Earth. I feel that sometimes people will only believe things when it is too late, and in thinking of that, I came accross this article, a man that was certainly skeptic of global warming is now a believer! “A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly.” (Seth Borenstein)
I hope more and more people are learning and doing research on the planet and what is happening to it. We are all responsible in our own ways, and accept that.
The Video that follows, is just a little comedy I found after feeling a bit down about the world.
this one is from NASA