EarthSky 22: Is climate change real?
News of the Week:
A “lost world” is discovered near the deep-sea hydrothermal vents of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean
Earth closest to the sun on January 5 at 1 Universal Time.
Weather models predict changes in U.S. weather, including increased snowfall, in coming weeks.
NASA’s two GRAIL spacecraft have entered orbit around the moon.
This week’s lineup:
EarthSky 2011 Science Communicator of the Year Jorge speaks with climate scientist Dr. Gavin Schmidt of the website RealClimate, selected by EarthSky’s 1,000+ science advisors as the 2011 Science Communicator of the Year. They talk about climate change and the importance of communicating science to the public in 2012.
Why are the stars so bright right now? Skywatching expert Deborah Byrd talks with Jorge Salazar about our ever-changing vantage point in space.
This week’s musical contributors: