Revised temperature record affirms role of greenhouse gases in recent millennia
Scientists have resolved a key climate change mystery, showing that the annual global temperature today is the warmest of the past 10,000 years, according to a Rutgers University-led study published in the journal Nature.
A YouTube challenge, two bloggers (one is an ex NASA engineer), a conservation organization and worldwide people's support... The result? More than 7 million trees been around the globe in a year! And millions more to come!...
Marc Rober (who worked seven years for NASA, now a world famous YouTuber), together with another YouTube star, Mr.Beast (Jimmy Donaldson), and the Arbor Day Foundation started the one-of-a-kind project #TeamTrees exactly a year ago. The goal is: 20 million trees planted worldwide by 2020! 365 days later 7.1 millions are already planted! 14 millions planned for 2021!
"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money."
A spy. A drone. A hummingbird. In other words - a drone, "disguised" like a hummingbird, was used as a spy to watch and film half a billion monarch butterflies. The footage, directed by John Downer, has been released on PBS TV and BCC 1 and has reached almost 3 mln views on YouTube just in a few months.
Have you ever wondered why the leaves of the trees change their color in autumn? Well, we have. As well as a group of scientists from Chicago area, USA. They are trying to find out what is the actual cause for all those vibrant yellow-orange-red-purplish colors that will warm up our eyes and our hearts in the following weeks. A team from Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, wants to know what stays behind this amazing natural phenomenon.
"Our natural world is so much more than just "nice to have". It's fundamental to our survival."
It took Sir David Attenborough just 4 hours and 44 minutes to gather 1 mln. Instagram followers when he made his "social debut" last week! "The world is in trouble – says the world-known broadcaster. - Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, fish are disappearing from our oceans. The list goes on and on… But we know what to do about it, and that's why I'm tackling this new way of communication".