Joke of the Day : Galactic Warming

I think this is a joke. Or a plea for more grant money.

Astronomers are warning that galaxies across the Universe are being destroyed by “galactic warming” – and ours COULD be next.

The scientists behind a new study claim that, over the last few billion years, many galaxies have been turned into barren deserts unable to harbour life.

Experts at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey believe that they have discovered a new kind of supermassive black hole which they have called “red geysers”.

The new discovery can make galaxies too hot and energetic to form stars – and form an unstable and destructive atmosphere for planets and stars already there.

Black hole swallowing Earth

Klimate Kids

I came across this NASA website dedicated to freaking kids out educating kids about climate change.bambi

It reminds me of the short movie called “Bambi versus Godzilla” …. lots of images cute baby deer to set you up and then crunch!

Godzilla = Climate Change

Here is a few excerpts from NASA’s site.


“For the past 30 years or so, spring temperatures have been coming one day earlier each year. That gives the marmots one more month to eat and get fatter before going back into hibernation in the fall. With more food stored in their bodies, more marmots are surviving the winters.

Early spring brings luscious green grass to munch.

Also, marmot babies are being born sooner in the spring. That means the babies have more time to fatten up too. So more of the babies are surviving their first winter.

So not only are the marmots getting fatter, but there are lots more of them.”


However, as their environment continues to warm, summer drought will dry up the food before the marmots are ready to hibernate again. Then, the earlier spring and longer summer will not help them at all.


While the marmots are getting fatter, the wild Soay sheep on islands near Scotland have been shrinking! Large animals have an easier time staying warm in cold weather than do smaller animals. However, as the sheep’s environment has warmed, the smaller sheep are surviving just fine too. Smaller lambs that often did not survive are now surviving. Also, younger and smaller mother sheep (who often did not survive the winter) are giving birth to smaller lambs. And smaller sheep eat less,


Climate change may seem to be helping these animals. But this help probably will not last. As their environments continue to warm, the animals may find that drier conditions make food scarce.

US Senate Considering Albedo Modification Geoengineering Proposal

The US Senate is considering an “Albedo Modification Geoengineering Proposal”.

Budgetmakers in the U.S. Senate want the Department of Energy (DOE) to study the possibility of making Earth reflect more sunlight into space to fight global warming. Earth’s reflectivity is known as its albedo, and the request to study “albedo modification” comes in the details of a proposed spending bill passed by the Senate appropriations committee to fund DOE, the Army Corps of Engineers, and related agencies for fiscal year 2017, which begins 1 October. The bill does not specify how much money should be spent on the research.

In a surprise move, 200 companies in China decided to bid on the contract. Most of their plans involved reopening all the coal power plants President Obama has shut down.

china smog


What Do Prince and Cars Have In Common? Al Gore Wants To Ban Them


In 1985, the future vice president and planet-saver and his wife were, as Tipper’s 1987 best-selling anti-rock, anti-Satanism, anti-sex manifesto put it,Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society. Tipper headed up the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), whose sacred document was a list of songs it called “The Filthy Fifteen.” These were songs that glorified sex, drugs, Satan, and masturbation and could pervert your kid—or even lead them to commit suicide. At number one on the list was Prince’s “Darling Nikki,” from his massive soundtrack record to Purple Rain (jeezus, wasn’t that movie a revelation? Of what exactly, I can’t remember, but finally, it seemed, a rock star had truly delivered on the genius we all wanted to see emerge from pop music into film).

On page 3 of Raising PG Kids, Tipper explained why that particular song had moved her to create an organization that would use the the threat of government action to clean up “sex and violence in the media”:

In December 1984, I purchased Prince’s best-selling album Purple Rain for my 11-year-old daughter….When we brought the album home, out it on our stereo, and listened to it together, we heard the words to…”Darling Nikki”: “I knew a girl named Nikki/guess [you] could say she was a sex fiend/I met her in a hotel lobby/Masturbating with a magazine.” The song went on and on, in a similar manner. I couldn’t believe my ears! The vulgar lyrics embarrassed both of us. At first, I was stunned—then I got mad!

Of course, when you’re the wife of a second-generation U.S. senator, your mad counts for more than most of the rest of us. In 1985, the Senate wasted its time and our money by holding a hearing on the dread menace of dirty lyrics and the whole bang-the-gong medley of backward masking, rock-induced suicide, and sexual promiscuity.


Former Vice President Al Gore and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon are pushing for $90 trillion in spending to ban cars from every major city in the world and make them more dense.


California TOU Pricing: Stay Home In The Middle of the Day (or when its windy)!

California is planning for TOU (Time of Use) pricing for electricity that matches up with renewables like solar and wind:

From late morning until the sun sets, California produces a significant amount of solar power; and the future for solar is so bright, we’re reaching for our shades. With TOU pricing, we can shift demand to match up with the abundant solar electricity we produce – making the cheapest price windows for TOU rates likely from 10 AM until 4 PM. The good news is, the success of clean energy programs in California over the past decade means we’ll be able to meet peak demand by simply re-aligning our energy use to synch up with plentiful, clean, and cheap electricity.

Starting January 1, 2019, after a period of study, public outreach, and education, California’s large investor-owned utilities (Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison) will switch households to time-of-use (TOU) electricity pricing.

This simplified rate structure rewards customers who shift some of their electricity use to times of the day when clean energy is plentiful.

Why would you run the dishwasher at 6 PM, for example, if it were cheaper to wash the dishes overnight when wind energy is abundant and cheap?

The last line is an actual quote.

Why? Because you want clean dishes? You can’t sleep with the dishwasher running?

Do you want to be able to afford electricity for showering, laundry or charging your electric car?

Then stay home in the middle of the day (but only when it is sunny). or only do those things when it is windy!

If you don’t you know they will punish you with grotesquely high electricity rates.