This week Kansas City star gazers looking skyward might see the big picture and understand that neither their existence nor the fate of the planet register much significance when compared to the seemingly infinite ocean of celestial phenomena that can be seen above us overnight.
But it all makes for a pretty good show . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The most popular meteor shower of the year is about to peak! The Perseid meteor shower will peak from Aug. 11-13. Each year from mid-July through mid-August, Earth crosses through the orbital path of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.
Similarly and given that the air in Kansas City is very much akin to hot soup even amid late night hours . . . We share traditional Summer heatwave news about the worsening fortunes of the planet.
Agree or disagree . . . We share this www.TonysKansasCity.com news link collection as something to consider in the less than 12 years that experts give planet Earth before certain doom.
Global climate change alert . . .
The world's leading climate scientists on Monday delivered their starkest warning yet about the deepening climate emergency, projecting climate changes to increase across all regions in the coming decades. A highly anticipated report by the U.N.'s climate panel warns that limiting global warming to close to 1.5 degrees Celsius or even 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels "will be beyond reach" without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Search For Higher Ground In Vain . . .
Earth's climate is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations calls a "code red for humanity."
Climate Crisis Coming Soon?!?
Around the world, extreme climate events everywhere -- From wildfires to severe floods and droughts. The U.N.'s International Panel on Climate Change's latest report points to temperature changes happening faster, and the likelihood of the world reaching a climate tipping point sooner. "I call it the Paul Revere phase. ...
We might be reaching but grabbed this link regarding the beauty of nature in jeopardy . . .
We mean the birds, dirtbags. The unfortunately named great tit has joined a long list of species that could soon disappear due to Earth's rapidly warming climate. "If the changes happen too fast, species can become extinct," said Emily Simmonds, an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's department of biology.
Climate Report Highlights . . .
The IPCC report represents the most comprehensive and conclusive "state of the science" on the climate crisis: why it is happening, what the impacts are and how much worse it could get.
NextGen 18-Year-Old Activist Demands Global Change
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg says she wasn't surprised by a blistering new report released Monday by the United Nations that concluded that the earth is warming at a rate faster than previously thought, and that the window to avoid a climate catastrophe is rapidly closing.
Finding Reason For Hope In The Fine Print
The United Nations' climate change research group issued a new report on Monday with an unequivocal finding: We're in deep trouble. The new 1,300-page paper from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the sixth assessment of its kind, and the most damning in its conclusions.
Accordingly, we thank the Heavens for our late night readers and, hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!