The shitty, shitty winter North America got this year? One reason might be Chinese smog. Thanks, China.

iheartchaos:

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The Great Lakes are still over half frozen, much of the northeast got snow today, in the middle of April, and the last few months of winter were particularly bad this year, especially through the upper midwest and northeast US. All this in the middle of being told that the planet is getting warmer and warmer. Apparently, a good deal of our awful winter can be blamed on the insane amounts of pollution in east and south Asia. Thanks, guys.

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“…very possible that the pollution-related changes are what drove our recent extreme winter, but he noted more research was needed.” - Somedick

… more research needed…

BULLSHIT!

China is responsible?

BULLSHIT!

Methane has a GWP of 21, which means it’s 21 times more effective at preventing infrared radiation from escaping the planet than CO2. I’m blaming fracking and cattle first. By analyzing the chemical composition of air bubbles trapped in ice sheets, scientists have estimated that the atmospheric concentration of methane has increased by 150 percent since the mid-1700s; over that same time period, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has risen by “just” 35 percent. About 60 percent of global methane emissions stem from human activity—aside from landfills, the chief anthropogenic culprits are natural gas production and use, coal mines, and “enteric fermentation” (livestock).

As large volumes of methane in Alberta are released into the atmosphere they trap heat and cause surface air to rise quickly cold air from the north is drawn south to replace the displaced warmer higher air. This cycle happens further south in a chain reaction en masse. This would work to describe the “polar vortex” everyone got a taste of this year. Next winter I expect the same thing. 

Winter is coming.

My showreel 2014

thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout:

Wubba lubba dub dub, am I right?

I dunno, just laying face down on the couch and waiting for some baby boomers to die, I guess — Millennials, when asked about plans for the future (via alwaysfaithfulterriblelizard)

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thefuzzydave:

Rupert’s life is an endless medley of show tunes

thefuzzydave:

Rupert’s life is an endless medley of show tunes

(via blackadder)

iheartchaos:

Mysterious “light source” coming out of the Martian surface has amateur alien hunters all in a tizzy

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It’s just Neil deGrasse Tyson filming the next episode of Cosmos.

starryluminara:

shrekfucker69:

Can I have a source???

the mirror 

starryluminara:

shrekfucker69:

Can I have a source???

the mirror 

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