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A Series Called Earth: The Operators Manual

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

ETOM, Short for Earth: The Operators Manual



Sunday, April 22, 2012 is Earth Day. Why not view the latest PBS series called ETOM? Since every car, phone, appliance, etc. has a manual, NOW so does Mother Earth. PBS will re-run its original showing (look for your channel’s time) and will premiere two specials, POWERING THE PLANET and ENERGY QUEST USA.

“EARTH: The Operators’ Manual” (“ETOM” for short) is a rigorously researched, beautifully filmed and ultimately uplifting antidote to the widespread “doom and gloom” approach to climate change. The program opens with a thorough grounding in Earth’s climate history and an overview of the current dilemmas, but its main thrust is an upbeat assessment of our many viable sustainable energy options. (more…)

Japan Did Not Have A Chance!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Tsunami Was More Powerful Than Originally Thought.

This animation shows a model simulation of the major tsunami generated by the March 11, 2011 Tōhoku-Oki earthquake off the coast of northeastern Japan. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/Ohio State University.

Data from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two wave fronts that day. The fronts merged to form a single, double-high wave far out at sea. This wave was capable of traveling long distances without losing power. Ocean ridges and undersea mountain chains pushed the waves together along certain directions from the tsunami’s origin. (more…)

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