Black Carbon is No. 2 Man-Made Global Warming Culprit
Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to climate change and its influence on the environment has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis of this issue.
Key findings of a new study include:
Black carbon has a much greater (twice the direct) climate impact than reported in previous assessments.
Black carbon ranks “as the second most important individual climate-warming agent after carbon dioxide.”
Cleaning up diesel engines and some wood and coal combustion could slow the warming immediately.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/black-carbon-no-2-man-made-global-warming-culprit
Reading all this news about candidates for the next Earth makes me think that mankind has already given up on trying to save this planet. Instead, we just move on to the next exploitable place, as if the alternatives are infinite. Come on, we created all this sh*t! So we must fix it, or at least die trying.
Abandon-ship mentality. Or ningas-kugon (Filipino: ever-changing prospects, moves on without getting something done)
The last Pokémon movie I saw was Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Since then four more were released:
All of which are Gen V. I basically stopped at Gen IV. I have some serious catching up to do.
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Also In Attendance: The Batman With Nipples, Dr. Chase Meridian, Invisible Woman, War Machine, Sabretooth, Two-Face, Elektro, Mr. Freeze, Colonel Chester Philips, Aunt May, Chudnofsky
“Suit and Tie,” a horn-addled shuffler likely to inspire many new dance routines, finds Justin Timberlake waxing poetic about his love for dapper duds. “I be on my suit and tie shit/ Can I show you a few things, little baby?” he croons. Jay-Z later joins in with lines about “truffle season,” wearing tuxedos for no reason and the trendy designer Alexander Wang. Listen to the new Justin Timberlake single “Suit and Tie.”
I like his previous albums. It’s about time.
Today I watched The Life of Pi with my sister. We decided to watch it because of the trailer shown on TV (it used Coldplay’s Paradise), and because of the awards hype. Apparently it exceeded our expectations. Very good visuals (considering we watched the 2D version, because 3D is not available in the cinema where we watched it): captivating color schemes and nature (even the lone sea is made beautiful). Very good content: it talks about religion in quite a philosophical way. And yes, there is God. Religions are just different versions of a story.