Snow in Cairo – First in 112 years

If you look at that picture you see the magnificent view of palms in the middle of snow. That is egypt and it’s snowing for the first time in 112 years. Of course didn’t take long for people to wonder if this has anything to do with climate change. Is it about climate change? […]

The state of science on climate change

Reading about climate change can be overwhelming. There are many questions asked and many implications for humans. The typhoon on the Philippines shows once again that Earth is changing. But the data alone isn’t very telling. No one I know has actually read those reports or has understood them very well. What does it mean […]

Breathtaking View of a Breathing Earth

This animation of 15 frames from the NASA cloudless photos is beautiful but haunting. John Nelson is usually known for rather complex animations, but this simple gif shows a year in the life of our Earth. A breathing Earth. Read up on it over at or directly at John Nelsons post

It’s Landsat Week [Landsat Week]

This Monday marked the 40th birthday of a joint venture of NASA and the USGS: Landsat. documenting changes to the face of the Earth. Two of our admins independently got exited enough to do an article on this event (sorry for the redundancy). But since we got so excited about it and some people were […]