Hola friends,

As 2019 is ending, have a look at how we have fared this year,climatically.How hot are we?Pretty hot.
Three surface temperature datasets suggest 2019 will be the second warmest year in the instrumental record ( >85% likelihood).

Virtual guarantee this will be the 5th year in a row more than 1°C above late 19th C, and a top 5 year. It will be certain that the top five years will have occurred in the last five years.

5 warmest years in a row is not a good sign.Earth is changing.

Every year I hope for a point where in which there is actual change from people.This year brought Greta Thunberg, Earth has a bright future, with these children, But I am sincerley scared,will they inherit it?
The change in global currents is alarming.India alone saw 6 cyclones in a row.My hometown in kerala had floods consecutively for 2 years.
There is a pattern in this chaos.Earth has given warnings.Please heed them & change.
We have only one planet.There is no place like earth, the exo planets we found doesnt even come close to earth ( in terms of beauty & life support systems ).Lets unite to protect it.

Happy weekend :)

On this very day: exactly 100 years ago gravity veered towards Albert Einstein & his Theory of Relativity & the world was changed forever & Einstein became famous.
It was the day when Eddington’s results of the bending of light by the sun were announced to the royal society.

Hi Friends,
The Mercury transit has begun.Remember the next time mercury travels across the face of the sun (from the earths perspective ) will be on 2032.so dont miss this journey.it goes on for about 5.5 hours, so you can tune in when your free.

If you own a telescope with appropriate sunfilter, you can watch the transit.its visible from Europe,parts of west Asia, Americas,Africa, Atlantic & pacific ocean.
If you can't see it,dont worry NASA has you covered with SDO lives.The solar dynamics observatory would be doing live broadcasts,link down here
mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.gov/2
Happy watching :)

Reading Permanent record, autobiography of Edward Snowden.There is an intresting bit when he talks about Intelligence agencies & tech industries.The very belief that they are entitled to their unilateral decision making based on data,makes them apolitical as data itself is just information.The idea of harmless surveilance or surveilance for greater good?
Makes me feel vulnerable when one pours out into the digital world,someone is just calling it data & putting a label on you & uses it in a way profitable to them.Imagine tweeting feeling sad tonight after a break up & netflix suggests me Always be my may be😐 and Google suggests best shops that sell cookie dough near by.They know me too well.🙊
Its like they put a label on my feeling & advertise it."swapy is sad & would probably eat cookie dough today & watch netflix😣."
The otherside to this is the assumption that since I posted it, I gave them permission to use this data.But do most people even read the license agreement or data usage policies?People just click accept.I didnt agree to sell my sadness 😑.These tech companies are merging all the time.Google has taken over so many that google knows more about me than I do.Its like If I die, the google me would go on living, inactive till they archive me.creepy digital existance?

This book is a gem.Especially for people from a country like India where the Data protection laws are virtually non existant.

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