Tag Archives: Earth

Chandler’s Wobble

named for astronomer, businessman, American, Seth Carlo Chandler Jr., discovered in the late 1800s, it is a small change or motion in the Earth’s axis of rotation, a shift of approximately 15 meters, in periods of 433 days (or 14 months), a free nutation


“The Church says the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round,
For I have seen the Shadow on the Moon,
And I have more faith in a Shadow, than in the Church.”

– Ferdinand Magellan
     attributed by Robert Green Ingersoll

Van Allen Belt

in physics, either of two regions of high-energy-charged particles surrounding the earth, the inner region centered at an altitude of 2,000 miles & the outer region at an altitude between 9000 & 12,000 miles


a good, well animated, 2008, Pixar movie, about a robot, WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth (class) ), & his robot love interest, EVE (Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), as they join forces to literally & figuratively bring humanity back to Earth, I went to a midnight showing of it on the day it premiered here in the U.S.A., a few months ago, June 27, 2008

Project 350

“350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.

We’re planning an international campaign to unite the world around the number 350, and we need your help. We need to make sure that the solutions the world proposes to climate change are to scale with the level of crisis that this number represents. Everyone on earth, from the smallest village to the cushiest corner office, needs to know what 350 means. The movement to spread that number needs to be beautiful, creative, and unstoppable.”

— Bill McKibben introducing Project 350: www.350.org