Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hope you have LOTS of sunscreen...

For those of you who have little scientific knowledge, the ozone layer helps protect us from harmful rays from the sun. Well, that protection is depleting, as this story bears witness to...

If you’re going to Antarctica, put on your sunscreen. According to NASA and NOAA scientists, the ozone hole above the Earth’s Southern Hemisphere is the biggest on record. In late September, the new hole reached 27.5 million square km. Even through most countries banned ozone-depleting chemicals many years ago, they’re expected to continue effecting the atmosphere for decades to come.

Click on the link for the full story. And put this under the 'fervent heat' file for future reference.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Getting a little WARM for you?

Here's a little something concerning the fervent heat that Peter (and Isaiah)spoke about(you'll find the passages in 2Peter 3:10-12, along with Isaiah 30:26 and Malachi 4:1-4). I'll give you the link to the full story, and just give the introduction here....

Hot enough for you? A new NASA study has found that global temperatures are nearing their hottest level in more than 12,000 years - since the last glaciers covered large portions of the planet. In fact, global temperatures have been going up approximately 0.2° Celsius (.36° Fahrenheit) per decade for the past 30 years. In fact, global temperatures are now within one degree Celsius of the hottest temperatures measured in the last million years.

(One comment: inserting a bit of skepticm, how do they know what the temperature was 12,000 years ago? Or for that matter, even a couple of thousand years ago? I'm not sure how far back records go concerning this. Nevertheless, there is more recent evidence that things are definitely 'warming up'.--Michael)