February 8, 2016

What makes a lenticular cloud different from other cloud types?

In order to tell the uniqueness of lenticular clouds, we need to know what a lenticular cloud, or a “lens-shaped cloud,” is.

The cloud makes the appearance of an unusual shape, like a UFO or saucer. They are often described as “frozen in time” and if you live near a mountain or a mountain range, may mistake one for a UFO. Also, they are stationary clouds. How and where they are formed? Where stable, moist air flows into the mountain range. Lenticular clouds form where the air rises and disappear where the air sinks. These clouds appear when the air flow is continuous. They are most likely to appear in high-altitude areas, such as the Rocky Mountains; a...

December 29, 2015

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

 

Many of us might know that about the 195 countries around the world came together to the climate change conference in Paris and agree on a plan. The summit’s goal is to limits climate change by reducing greenhouse emissions. By 2020, these countries will release their long-term plans to cut their emissions.  Then, every five years, these countries will review their progress. If it's necessary that a certain country have to change their goals, then action will be taken. Depending on the country, every plan is different. Certain countries will get financial help to develop technological to limit on their emissions.

The graph below displays the four scenarios of the p...

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