Speaking of snow, World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice:
That Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland and the frozen wastes of Siberia are covered in white comes as no surprise. But it is the extent to which the line dips down over the Northern Hemisphere that is so remarkable about the image.
The shroud of white stretches down from Alaska and sweeps through the Midwest and along to the Eastern seaboard. The bitter cold has reached as far as Texas and northern Mexico where in Ciudad Juarez temperatures today were expected to dip to minus 15C.
Lots of cool (haha) photos on that site.
Where would you end up if you dug a hole straight down to the other side of the earth? If you dig straight down, where will you end up? tells you.
My town will end up with a hole in the ocean near the coast of south-west Australia:
(via John Gushue… Dot Dot Dot)
I saw this movie trailer for Earth recently in a theater and was stunned by its imagery. This small version of it doesn’t do it justice. I’ll be taking my kids to see it.
Tomorrow, April 22, 2009, has been declared Earth Day by someone, although, really, everyday is Earth day.
Your sobering thought of the day (for those not in-the-know):
While we’re off fighting terror, the planet’s crumbling.