Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown: 'This is a horror' - 'We’re going to have widespread disruption, more conflicts, more terrorism, more insecurity because of climate disruption. The prospect is 3 billion people on this planet will be subject to fatal lethal heat events – 3 billion – and 1 billion will be subjected to vector diseases that they’re not now subject to now.'
It’s a New Age thing in Sonoma County. Walking very slowly through the forest — while thinking about walking very slowly through the forest — is a full-blown movement. It could be a paradigm. The people who do this call it “forest bathing.” It doesn’t involve actual bathing, the kind with water. It’s figurative bathing. You soak in the wonders of the forest. Take your time, a whole lot of it. And bring a cushion.
In a new study, a climatologist and a professor of astrophysics teamed up to explore whether an extinct pre-human species could have caused global warming 56 million years ago. Geological records reveal a period of dramatic change buried deep in the planet's history known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM).
Their thinking could have widespread implications for our understanding of how best to look for alien life on other planets.