Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Happy Friday

So it’s time for the June solstice, when the sun reaches its furthest north point — today at 11:54 a.m. EDT — and summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

Here in South Florida that means we’ll have 13:44 hours of daylight, and it also means that the sun will begin to move south relative to our position.  So we’re on our way towards shorter days and hurricane season.

Always look on the bright side of life.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

That’s Hot

As we’re taught in elementary school science class, when it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summer in the Southern.  So while we’re going through extreme cold in the Midwest, they’re getting extreme heat in Australia.

As a polar vortex hits the U.S. Midwest, the extreme opposite is happening in Australia. The heat wave has parched landscapes, triggered damaging wildfires, pushed demand on the power grid to the brink and toppled significant records, Capital Weather Gang’s Angela Fritz wrote last week.

Temperatures soared to 116 degrees on Thursday in Adelaide, South Australia. That’s the highest temperature for any capital in Australia, according to Fritz. In the southeastern corner of the country, overnight temperatures were as high as 96 degrees — the warmest overnight lows for January anywhere in the world.

Australia’s climate has warmed by about 2 degrees since 1910, leading to more frequent heat waves and severe drought conditions, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Eight of Australia’s top-10 warmest years on record have happened in the past 13 years.

So if the climate-change deniers are having wondering where the global warming is, they need to be aware that yes, indeed, the world is round and that there’s more to the climate than what’s happening in their own home town.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Short Takes

Investigators begin inspecting EgyptAir black boxes.

Deadly heatwave and wildfires in the Southwest.

Angels block Westboro protestors at Orlando funerals.

U.K. prime minister warns Brits face “existential” choice in Brexit vote.

Trump says he doesn’t need GOP.

The Tigers lost two of three to the Royals this weekend.

Cleveland beat Golden State to win NBA championship.

Summer starts today at 6:34 p.m. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015