30 years ago, James Hansen lit the ‘bonfire of greenhouse vanities’

30 years ago, James Hansen lit the ‘bonfire of greenhouse vanities’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 25, 2018 In the summer of 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen issued sounded the alarm on global warming. In testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Hansen expressed a “high degree of confidence” in “a cause-and-effect relationship between the greenhouse effect and observed warming.” With his testimony, Hansen […]

The next really big thing: Asteroid mining said worth $700 quintillion

The next really big thing: Asteroid mining said worth $700 quintillion

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2018 Several companies are building spacecraft to mine precious metals and other rare resources on asteroids. NASA estimates the value of these resources could be up to $700 quintillion – the equivalent of $100 billion for each person on Earth. Deep Space Industries, which hopes to cash in on asteroid […]

Trump wants U.S. to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars

Trump wants U.S. to return to the moon, then shoot for Mars

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2017 Americans will return to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972 and in the long-term will use the moon as a way-station for a journey to Mars, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Dec. 11. Surrounded by members of the recently re-established National Space Council (NSC), active […]

NASA: ‘In 20 years’ life will be found somewhere on 3,500 known exoplanets

NASA: ‘In 20 years’ life will be found somewhere on 3,500 known exoplanets

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2017 Within the next 20 years, life will be found somewhere amid the 3,500 exoplanets that have been discovered, a NASA researcher said. “I think that in 20 years we will have found one candidate that might be it,” said Tony del Genio of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. […]

Planet Earth dodged the bullet on Oct. 10; Future asteroid path could hit target

Planet Earth dodged the bullet on Oct. 10; Future asteroid path could hit target

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 When Asteroid 2012 TC4 buzzed by Earth on Oct. 10, it came twice as close as when it last passed exactly five years before. The house-sized space rock will also most likely miss the Earth when it returns in 2050. But watch out in 2079. “We know today that […]

Global warmed up: Study finds temperature data systematically fudged upward

Global warmed up: Study finds temperature data systematically fudged upward

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2017 It is impossible to conclude that recent years have been the warmest ever because climate scientists have continually adjusted global surface temperature readings upward, a new study says. The readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data,” according to […]

Sulfuric acid rain expected in Turkey after ISIL torches sulfur plant near Mosul

Sulfuric acid rain expected in Turkey after ISIL torches sulfur plant near Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2016 Clouds of toxic sulfur dioxide from a fire set by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) are moving across central Iraq and have reached southeastern Turkey. The toxic clouds formed after ISIL jihadists on Oct. 21 set fire to a sulfur plant 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) south of […]