This time we will present a comparison of different soot generators, which are potential candidates to be a used as a standard reference material for light absorption measurements.

On my way to the 23rd ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated . I kind of like the theme chosen for this edition: "Not just Soot and alone – Detox of all Combustion Engines has to be the Goal" 🚗

As of yesterday, 11 June 2019, measurements from #ESA’s #SMOS mission are being fully integrated into #ECMWF’s forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in #soil.

#RemoteSensing #Environment

Did you already see the insanely beautiful Map of the by Eleanor Lutz? 🌌

She published the code and a tutorial on how she made it. ❤️

"the impacts of severe El Niño events offer a glimpse into what things could be like in a warming world".

"Ocean color has become a vital metric in in recent years, since it is difficult, if not impossible, to measure surface temperature across the world’s vast oceans". 🌊

⚠️ Public Service Announcement ⚠️

Stop talking about:
• Climate change
• Global warming
• Climate sceptic

Instead, talk about:
• Climate crisis
• Global heating
• Climate science denier


Grateful to those at the conference I'm attending who use the microphone instead of asking those of us with hearing difficulties to raise our hands if we can't hear. (& then half the time people speak up for a short period & then speak quietly again).

A gentle reminder that it's really not about whether one likes using the mic, or thinks one is loud enough w/o it, but rather about how one sounds to others, & there are lots of folks w/different levels of hearing out here!

Rising demand for #AirConditioning could make #ClimateChange even worse

Between 1992 and 2016, more than 22,000 people in India died as a result of heat exposure. In 2015 alone, the death toll reached 2,300.

Authoritative projections indicate that under a high-emissions scenario, 75 percent of the country’s population will face dangerous levels of heat and humidity by 2100. Cities that now house millions would become uninhabitable.

"The time since the start of the Holocene is already only a geological blink of an eye and cutting it short now to make way for the seems both unnecessary and indicative of a lack of appreciation of the enormity of geological time".🌍

"If climate scientists would act as if climate change is a personal choice problem, rather than a tragedy of the commons, that may give the wrong impression".

Blog post by @VictorVenema


As a climate researcher, should I change my air-travel habits? ✈️

Sofia E. Kjellman grapples with her carbon dioxide output resulting from her work as a scientist.

"Between 1990 and 2005 magnetic north accelerated from its historic speed of 0–15 km a year, to its present speed of 50–60 km a year. In late October 2017, it crossed the international date line, passing within 390 km of the geographic pole, and is now heading south."

🗓️ Today is in most Hispanic countries and I would like to toast for the existence of 🍷 ¡Salud!

Jet lubrication oil found to be a significant component of aircraft exhaust nanoparticles ✈️

This means
- these particles are more toxic.
- they have a longer lifetime.
- emissions can be reduced using existing tech.


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