Pale Blue Tesla: Most Beautiful Fan-Made Car Ad Ever

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

What does it mean when a car inspires spontaneously created fan-made vids like this?

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A fan created Tesla commercial uploaded by Loren Booker is simply awesome. It features the voice of Carl Sagan narrating his 1980 television show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Cosmos was a thirteen part PBS series that covered a variety of scientific topics. It attempted to demystify them and make the knowledge that was unique to the scientific community at the time understandable to the general population. To this day, Cosmos is one of the most frequently watched programs ever aired on PBS.

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Association Adrastia : “Nous sommes à la veille d’un basculement écologique planétaire inédit”

Le Comptoir

L’association Adrastia travaille sur le franchissement du “climax” de l’humanité. Face à cet inévitable déclin, Adrastia se propose d’apporter information et réflexion, tant d’un point de vue scientifique que social, sur les grands enjeux écologiques et économiques pour “anticiper au mieux la dégradation systémique de nos cadres de vie”. Nous nous sommes entretenus avec son président, Vincent Mignerot sur le mirage de l’éternelle croissance et l’effondrement à venir.

Le Comptoir : Au début de votre manifeste, vous dites : “Le “peak” de disponibilité de l’ensemble des ressources nécessaires à notre existence a été franchi”. Pouvez-vous rapidement présenter les arguments sous-tendant cette observation ?

Vincent-Mignerot-portrait-Dannreuther-9.2Vincent Mignerot : Si l’humanité a évolué jusqu’au XVIIIe siècle en satisfaisant ses besoins par l’exploitation quasi exclusive de matières premières et de ressources énergétiques – animale, végétale, minérale, hydraulique et éolienne – disponibles à la surface de la Terre, le développement de…

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Snowball in Hell: Greenland Ice Sheet Record Thaw

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

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On April 11, a dramatic early spike in melting of snow and ice at the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet prompted a Danish climate scientist to say that she and her colleagues were “incredulous.”

Now, there has been a second bout of unusual melting.

You can see both of them in the graph above from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, or NSIDC. It charts the percentage of the Greenland Ice Sheet experiencing surface melting. In both cases, the thaw exceeded 10 percent of the ice sheet’s area.

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When I noticed the second spike, I reached out by email to Ted Scambos, lead scientist for the NSIDC science team, to get his reaction to what has been happening in the Arctic lately. Here was his reply:

The Arctic…

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