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Scientist Jean Deenmamode on CDT testing
"I expect is scientists zoll teen mom. Won't he's going to talk to us about the cdt test. When i was drinking the wine every i was vaguely where i was harming myself but because i never saw any proof of that i just have. Don't doing it now if my daughter had done a cdt tests on me and show me the results in black and white. I think that would have shocked me into making a change so this episode is all about explaining water. Cdt test is and how he can get one. I started our conversation by asking. You shown to tell me. But about himself and how he discovered the cdt test. Indeed well hello everybody at all your your listeners. Well i'm saw. I've been living in the uk for the boss forty three years now. It is based in london. And originally i was born in On the island of mauritius which is not too far from south africa answer. I'm matt familiar with a tropical southern hemisphere more so and in fact overrule was assessing this today at thirty two years diagnostic laboratory experience as both a clinical scientist and abide medical scientists. The latter requires more if you like getting once hints deji on the bench and doing the. We're kind of jokes. So i do enjoy that fall. Mole two thousand and eight. Somebody said to me to the test at school cdt. And i had no idea what city was what did did stateful at to me. It's something new that's coming out and we're commercialising it. It's to people who are at risk of chronic alcohol consumption and yet curiously. Why not and what. I was working there would be. People would come into the emergency department at night in the hospital and would have taken but nobody they would be smelling about. Also you could literally spend the or and you would think they'd be venturing or whatever so automatically. The doctors would have to ask for a request for a alcohol to be done. And this is a single time. Point measurement us through Might be and i saw. I render buys those samples. So i had no idea who they were and read these same samples anonymously on that cd on the liza and to my surprise i found out those who were testing negative for having consume alcohol when they were being admitted had this elevated cdt. And i couldn't understand why. And most of those who were drinking. And in fact where i imagine bhai now would be closed as chronic drinkers had both elevated auto an elevated cdt. So it became very mantra curiosity and between two thousand eight twenty ten. I did a lot of Of the swear in that manner. They went many samples private referral laboratories full on behalf of airline. Where taking it interest into this mollica. Because we're just the basic tests at started getting work from these companies. Also and i was invited to present some of my work in the netherlands in amsterdam in twenty twelve december so that was just after the olympics and unbeknownst to me there were representatives of the international federation of clinical chemistry present and this is known as the ifc see. This is the body that if you like it. It's full of international orla clinicians scientists and so on that all the blood test we have done in a laboratory. They approve that so that any tests that you have done that they approved so these people were there as representatives. Ocd the ifc members suggested that i joined the group which at the time they were trying to if you like rationalized how cdt was being done and make it a more recognized test. It was like sort of research. Talk to the time. So i did Issue like express my interest and by twenty fifteen. I ended up becoming a member of this working group and nothing lead. Did i just become a member. But in twenty eight thousand nine. They found myself being the chair of the ifc cdt working group which is an enormous platform personally for me and since then the icco's taken on bullet that a Full front to promote the test. Educate about the of cd
Lunar Water is More Abundant Than Previously Thought
"Astronomers have discovered that water maybe far more abundant on the moon than previously thought water is is already being detected on the permanently shadowed floors of craters neither Luna polls with some never reaches and signatures for hydroxy polls that he's molecules made up one hydrogen and one oxygen atom has been detected on the lunar surface now, and you study reported in the Journal. Nature Astronomy is confirmed that water molecules comprising one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms. Good outage to uh-huh has been found in lunar regular. Even sunlit areas of the Moon, the observations were made by Sophia the stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy a converted Boeing seven, four, seven SP airliner fitted with a two point seven meter infrared reflect telescope. The observatory which is operated by Nassar and the German Aerospace Centre de la was able to detect the molecules in the Moon Southern Hemisphere Safiya Project Site Alexandra Roy from dealer says scientists have been looking for water on the moon ever since the first lunar rocks were brought back to earth in the nineteen sixties. However evidence it's been hard to come by the first confirmation of Luna, water came in two thousand and eight from this moon. Meteorology Mabuhay aboard the Indian Chan One spacecraft which detected frozen on the shaded floors of Doc. Paula. Craters Sophia was able to identify the mistake fingerprint of water molecules in the mid infrared range at a wavelength of six micrometres in the vicinity of the the crater in the moon southern fear, and that raises some interesting questions where did the water in these non polar regions come from and how come it can persist in these areas without an atmosphere surface temperatures can read something like two hundred and thirty degrees. Celsius hot enough to cause water to evaporate under the hate of the light of Sun. Now, it's possible that micrometeorites which are. Constantly falling onto the lunar surface I carrying small quantities of water which deposited the lunar rocks during collisions. In the process, the water becomes enclosed in tiny glass bead like structures in the ground. Another idea involves a two stage process in which hydrogen from the solar wind riches the lunar surface combined with hydroxyl molecules on the ground to form water molecules. The data required by Safiya indicates that most of this water being detected so far lies within the substrate covering the lunar surface. Now, we're not talking about much Roy estimates. It's about the. Equivalent of a three mealy milliliter. A can of drink spread a resurface area, the size of a football pitch in reality, it means the moon still dry than the desert's of earth, but the quantity of water that's been discovered could still prove important future missions to the moon severe. We'll now observe the moon sunlit surface during different. Luna faces to investigate this water phenomenon in greater detail sinus that this will open up a new insight into where the water on the moon comes from how it's stored and how it's distributed across the surface. Meanwhile a second study also reported in the journal Nature Astronomy modeled areas of the lunar surface cast in permanent shadow finding that these so-called cold traps contain at least twenty percent of all the water is on the moon it seems small scattered. Cold trips are scattered across the lunar polar regions and could provide accessible water resources which could be used for drinking for making oxygen for breathing and making oxygen and hydrogen for rocket fuel. One of the study's authors. No, but Shraga, offer from the Planetary Science Institute says Future Lunar Rovers may have a hard time driving into date dot craters. With extremely low temperatures but smaller cold traps would be far more accessible. He says approximately ten to twenty percent of the cold trap area for water is fantasy contained within microcode traps must witcher less that a major across the discovery changes sciences perspective of water on the Moon, which until now is focused on the largest water as was situated within the broadest deepest craters at high latitudes astronomer. Johnny Horner. From the University of southern Queensland says these latest discoveries of water on the moon will play a major role in the autumn missions returning humans to the lunar surface in twenty twenty four. Ways, you can look at of them that he's much more general and the people took much. It's what really shattering this myth, the Walter Scott in the innovest, which is something that's been a bit of bath mindset. A couple of decades since got my career Walter is everywhere. It's just it's Walter ice rather than liquid. Well, what we found over the last decade of so it's the most lessons that we look the more West finding. Walter, in it never imagined, we're announcement of Wall Toronto Mercury it will not last thing to look what we're finding. The. Central Time there is Walter. The colts of the mode have been confirmed on the mall, the compound as more water than people my. Locations way will be able to access that won't actually from a technology on down the line I'm not hungry exciting locations, the future of kind of human space exploration particularly from the point of view I've going places and then creating your own fuel back to go on from that, which if you do that, it says a huge amount of because if you only continues feel. You've lost fueling. To take with you for whatever future and he wants to attack the problem is that launching prevented big Strong gravitational. You've got much better as well. So every time you wanted few, you've been going to use more fuel to launch fuel. So you have this kind of runaway way.
"Those cultures who celebrate Halloween is more commonly known as a night when kids and kids-at-heart dress up in costumes in the kids go trick-or-treating Gorge themselves on Molly's in the adults have parties booked it falls on October 31st, because the ancient Garlic Festival of San home considered the earliest known route of Halloween occurred on this day. It marked a pivotal time of year when the seasons changed but more importantly observers also believe that the boundary between this word and the needs to be came especially thin at this time in a black seem to connect with the did this belief is shared by some other cultures. It's a night where it's become tradition to hear or tell ghost stories watch horror movies and generally skyros. And his son doing it here in the southern hemisphere. We haven't really had Halloween is such a huge thing. Like it is in parts of the northern hemisphere particularly the USA but some just celebrated here. So in honor of the season and the fact that there are two Halloween Yves in the world one in each hemisphere, I'm having special episodes of the book in the shadowlands podcast wage one today for our Halloween's Eve and 1 tomorrow for the northern hemisphere is Halloween Eve two nights of January and ghost stories and paranormal experiences. So get comfortable turn down the lights but not too low you want to be able to see what is Luke in in the corner of your room or out in your car door or on your stairs get you a nice warm cup of tea or coffee or favorite Tipple and your rug if it's cold where you are all you want what? Did you hear that? Was it my imagination? That must have just been my imagination. Are you ready to walk with me into this part of the shadowlands and see what awaits us there. Are you brave enough? In let's began. This is the second year that Wilkins should events happen able to have Halloween episodes which are a lot of fun to create invoice. But this year though. It's a little different because I've had some wonderful gifts on I'm going to re share some of them a paranormal experiences that our new listeners and welcomed you all this wonderful evening may not have heard before. I'll start this episode offers an incident that happened to me recently when I lived in the United States and the early to mid-2000s with my v and husband off. At that time I was living in a small town called wax off about 30 minutes out of Charlotte North Carolina beautiful little town. It was mid-morning. It was Daylight broad daylight. I was sitting in our sun room resting because I just hurt my back. I could be remove it was a bit of a mission for me to get on and off the chair but like being in late pregnancy, it took me a few minutes. I definitely couldn't just sleep off by she like I would have family. So I was just sitting there feeling rather. Sorry for myself reading and just resting when out of the corner of my left eye. I see this large blonde Vaguely Familiar woman standing on the other side of our Deacon. I saw her from the waist up which actually was impossible but I didn't even consider this at the time because of the height of the digging from the ground and birth It's made her about twelve feet tall. I did a double-take when I realized she was smiling broadly at me and waving to get my attention. I smiled and waved back at her and called out to Jail the next room. I told him there was someone on our property who was wanting our attention. Could he plz cheak and at the same time? I turned to look at him in the other room when I turned back to look at her if she'd gone.
Earth breaks September heat record, may reach warmest year
"Scientists are calculating that Earth hit its warmest September on record last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Saying today that there's nearly a 2 to 1 chance that 2020 will end up as the hottest year on record with September, edging past 2016 to break the heat record in its 141 years of tracking We have California, Oregon, Europe and much of Asia. Also the Southern Hemisphere that have seen record temps and scientists say this is due to a lot of man made global warming with a little bit of nature thrown in. It has been nearly 36 years since Earth had a cooler than normal month.
Earth breaks September heat record, may reach warmest year
"US scientists calculate the Earth hit its warmest September on record last month? National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says they nearly had to tow one chance. The 2020 will end up the hottest year on record. It says September 2020 edge past 2016 to break the heat record. Records go back 141 years it's been record warm in California, Oregon, Europe, much of Asia and the Southern Hemisphere. The
Yes, you need a flu shot
"Any sense for how bad the flu season will be Thiss year. There are some rumbling some hopes that it actually won't be that bad. The things that we're doing, you know, washing our hands wearing masks. These are things that stop any virus, And so that's going to work for the flu as well. Unfortunately, what we saw if you look at the Southern Hemisphere, you know, they just had their winter while we had summer. In Australia in in New Zealand. They had high compliance for their flu vaccinations and folks are following these directions of social distancing and wearing their masks, and they had a historically low flew year. That is not only good news for them, obviously, but it could also be good news for us because that means there's less virus on the planet and fewer people are traveling. So those combined forces basically means that we may have a lighter flu season here as well as long as people continue to get their shot. But nobody should be using this as a reason or excuse to not get a flu shot right? Exactly. These hopes are optimistic. And there are other folks who worry that we will have very bad. Flue year and not our hospitals could really get hit hard. So, yes, go get your flu shot. Are
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on Plantrama
"Or false winter is a good time to fertilize gardens well, , maybe if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. . If. . You live someplace. . That's very warm and doesn't have a dorm winter growing season if you're in southern California southern Arizona Texas, , Florida. . But where I garden and where the garden goes dormant in the winter I would have to say, , no, , I would not recommend fertilizing in winter. . What about you know I agree with that? ? I. . Think. . It's confusing to people sometimes because there are fertilizers that have winter in the label and or in their their title, , and that gives people the idea that winter. . Is the time to put these fertilizers down <hes>. . The reality is for many many areas in the wintertime. . First of all, , you should never put fertilizer on frozen solid because it's likely to wash away into the nearby water table <hes> when the soil is frozen before it actually becomes active number one number two many states have laws about putting down fertilizer in the wintertime. . I did not know that Ya and in fact, , everybody should google the name of their state and fertilizer regulations because states you know realize that fertilizer can be a problem for water quality and so in the state of Massachusetts. . For example, , it is illegal to spread fertilizer between December first and March I. . That is absolutely fascinating and I'm so glad to know that because it's really true if you live someplace where. . The. . Of that fertilizer is going to go into a lake or stream that would definitely be a pollutant. . I'm very glad to know that. . Thank you for synthetic fertilizers which are. . Not, organic , fertilizers, , but synthetic fertilizers to you want to put those down when the plants are actively using nutrients. . From the soil, , right? ? Yeah. . That's why I gave my answer. . I didn't know about the other thing. But . yeah. . So you you want to spread a synthetic fertilizer say if you're using it on your lawn turf is a pretty efficient use of nutrients in synthetic fertilizers but only in the warm growing season when that turf when those grasp plants are actively growing and so putting it down when the lawn. . Is Dormant. . Doesn't make any sense not only from your water quality point of view it doesn't make any sense from the money that you're spending on the fertilizer and the time that you're spending putting it down. . It doesn't make sense to put it down at a time when the plants aren't going to use it and we should make a difference between fertilizing in winter and amending your soil at the. . End of the gardening season because that's something that you absolutely can do when you're when you're cutting back your garden for the winter. . If you WANNA lend your soil with some composter, , some leaf mulch that's totally fine to do. . That's very different and it's going to improve the texture of your of your soil and it's going to break down over the winter but actually putting down a synthetic fertilizer when. The . plants can't use it as it's just pointless or even inorganic granular fertilizer because once again, , that product could just wash away before it actually can break down in the soil because what what many people don't realize is that for an organic fertilizer to be available to plant the microbes in the soil have to break it down and those microbes are not actively doing that in cold weather microbes hibernate. . Really technically hibernate but you get my point they hunker down in any case. . So, , for all those reasons, , winter is not the best time to put fertilizer in your outdoor gardens. .
Is Winter a Good Time to Fertilize Outdoor Gardens?
"Or false winter is a good time to fertilize gardens well, maybe if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. If. You live someplace. That's very warm and doesn't have a dorm winter growing season if you're in southern California southern Arizona Texas, Florida. But where I garden and where the garden goes dormant in the winter I would have to say, no, I would not recommend fertilizing in winter. What about you know I agree with that? I. Think. It's confusing to people sometimes because there are fertilizers that have winter in the label and or in their their title, and that gives people the idea that winter. Is the time to put these fertilizers down The reality is for many many areas in the wintertime. First of all, you should never put fertilizer on frozen solid because it's likely to wash away into the nearby water table when the soil is frozen before it actually becomes active number one number two many states have laws about putting down fertilizer in the wintertime. I did not know that Ya and in fact, everybody should google the name of their state and fertilizer regulations because states you know realize that fertilizer can be a problem for water quality and so in the state of Massachusetts. For example, it is illegal to spread fertilizer between December first and March I. That is absolutely fascinating and I'm so glad to know that because it's really true if you live someplace where. The. Of that fertilizer is going to go into a lake or stream that would definitely be a pollutant. I'm very glad to know that. Thank you for synthetic fertilizers which are. Not, organic fertilizers, but synthetic fertilizers to you want to put those down when the plants are actively using nutrients. From the soil, right? Yeah. That's why I gave my answer. I didn't know about the other thing. But yeah. So you you want to spread a synthetic fertilizer say if you're using it on your lawn turf is a pretty efficient use of nutrients in synthetic fertilizers but only in the warm growing season when that turf when those grasp plants are actively growing and so putting it down when the lawn. Is Dormant. Doesn't make any sense not only from your water quality point of view it doesn't make any sense from the money that you're spending on the fertilizer and the time that you're spending putting it down. It doesn't make sense to put it down at a time when the plants aren't going to use it and we should make a difference between fertilizing in winter and amending your soil at the. End of the gardening season because that's something that you absolutely can do when you're when you're cutting back your garden for the winter. If you WANNA lend your soil with some composter, some leaf mulch that's totally fine to do. That's very different and it's going to improve the texture of your of your soil and it's going to break down over the winter but actually putting down a synthetic fertilizer when. The plants can't use it as it's just pointless or even inorganic granular fertilizer because once again, that product could just wash away before it actually can break down in the soil because what what many people don't realize is that for an organic fertilizer to be available to plant the microbes in the soil have to break it down and those microbes are not actively doing that in cold weather microbes hibernate. Really technically hibernate but you get my point they hunker down in any case. So, for all those reasons, winter is not the best time to put fertilizer in your outdoor gardens.
Protect healthcare heroes And The Elderly 'from Influenza urges UN
"Amid a potential global shortage influenza vaccines and the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic the U N. health agency has advised to protect the elderly and health workers I the updated recommendations from the World Health Organization who come as the Northern Hemisphere braces for these seasonal bug every year, it claims between two, hundred, nine, hundred, thousand, and six, hundred and fifty thousand lives from respond to related causes in the Southern Hemisphere. Influenza infections have been at historic lows most likely. Because of strict Covid, nineteen health precautions and travel restrictions, W chose Dr Anne Warren said, but there were no guarantees that this would be the case in the global north. This winter she told journalists in Geneva amid rising numbers of Corona Virus Infections. If this follow suit and influenza also is low circulation in the northern hemisphere, we may see we may see less infections and we also hope to see less infections due to the the very high uptake of. The vaccine but we are seeing some sporadic outbreaks in some areas of the world, and so we really fully believed that as societies opened back up, we'll probably start to see blue circulate again back to more normal proportions.
With flu season on it's way health experts warn of a 'Twindemic'
"On the way, health officials fear what they call a twin de Mick health officials with How to handle things in the community setting one supermarket retailer says it's pharmacists expect a 75% surgeon flu vaccinations this year. Every September. Sean powers in his nine year old twin boys get their flu shots should be a little bit better than normal. Considering we're all running around in masks in the Southern Hemisphere lockdowns and increased vaccination rates have likely lead to a mild flu season there. Australia had just 33 positives out of 60,000 samples tested. I think when people have actually seen how will people have gotten from covert? How sick you could get from flu. Hopefully, they'll be wiser. Vaccine makers are already starting to ship out what they estimate will be nearly 200 million doses for this season. Meg
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on WTOP
"Sunny skies, breezy and cool Heisman over sixties I'm storm team for meteorologist Mike Stanford, and it's 68 degrees in Washington time now. 6 10 As we get closer to fall, health experts are worried about a potential double whammy in the months ahead. A second wave of Corona virus infections combined with a flu outbreak, But there's also a reason to believe we may avoid the twin problems. Flu cases are way down in the Southern Hemisphere. Why is that? And what can we do to stop a combo of flu and Corona virus outbreaks? W T o p. Shawn Anderson goes straight to A person. You definitely want to talk to you about these matters. Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, colleagues in the Southern Hemisphere, telling us that their winter which was April to September, essentially ending that L was one of the less A number of cases of flu that they have in memory. They almost as they call it had an absent flu season. They're not sure why this is the case. But the evidence strongly suggests that all the precautions that they were taking To avoid coded during their winter, namely masks, physical separation, avoiding crowds. Washington hand very well may have averted a flu season. So that's something that We're not going to take for granted here. We still should be getting off flu shots too Sure, the way we always do. But it is entirely possible that despite the fear that we were gonna have a double whammy, namely, flu season superimposed upon a continuation of cove in 19. That may not be the case, but by saying that I don't want people To get complacent about that. We still should be getting a flu vaccines and doing all the things we've spoken about about the health approaches, namely with the masks and distancing and avoiding crowds in Washington, and definitely doctor found me. We have to ask you about the Corona virus vaccine. There is disagreement between President Trump and your task Force colleague, Dr Robert Redfield of the CDC over when a vaccine might become widely available. The president thinks October November, Dr Redfield has told the Senate could be summer. Fall next year. You've tried to set reasonable extent expectations for us. So from what you're seeing right now, When should we expect a break through? Perhaps the Awadh spread availability of vaccine. I think the apparent and I say a parent because I don't think it really is. A substantial disagreement regarding the president and the director of the CDC is in the difference between the availability of vaccine doses and when they will in practicality be fully administered to everybody in the country. So what the president was saying is that it is entirely conceivable that we will have an answer by October. My projection Hu that it would likely be November or December. We don't know We're just gonna have to wait to see the trial's Iran once it becomes clear. That a vaccine is safe and effective. The doses that would be administered are already being manufactured so we could hit the ground running. Let's say it is November. You could start in December and you could start giving individuals or in the high risk. As well as health care workers back seems already starting in December into January February, so many of the people who actually wouldn't eat the vaccine, the most, the more vulnerable could already be getting them in the beginning of the year. But if you want to ask the question, what about getting everybody vaccinated so that we can say vaccines have now had a significant impact? On how we're able TTO act in the sense of going back to some degree of normality that very likely would be in the first half to the third quarter of 2021. I think in many respects they were both right. That's Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Now coming up on W T O P. If you live in Virginia, early voting is about to start. Mortgage rates are at historic lows, so a view of a mortgage, refinance it and forget.
Nurses die as US hospitals fail to contain Covid-19
"Nurses, across the country have been dying from covid nineteen due to their professions. Inherent dangers will discuss the strain. This has put on hospitals and the protections put in place to guard hospital staff at all levels with Christina Jewett senior correspondent for Kaiser Health. News thank you for coming on today. Thank you appreciate it in my conversations with various nurses in different capacities within the hospital system to a person female male cardiac care I see you every single one and I know this is anecdote Oh. But just for me, every single one is. Concerned about catching, Kovic Nineteen infecting relatives or? On the job is this fear nationwide from what you see far as I can tell it is coast-to-coast a problem I mean, I've been talking to nurses for months now and they have a number of concerned a lot of them have said they're not told who among their colleagues and patients has Koga a lot of hospitals are actually mixing. into sort of a general patient population and they're also being asked to reuse p. p. e., that six months ago they would have been written up or fired for reducing key in the way that they're required to right now. So there is like. When I talked to slow I know that there might be Hicfa concerns involved with not knowing which of someone's colleagues may have tested for covert nineteen but is there any way from where you sit where nurses are other medical professionals can be alerted if someone within their ward or someone on their floor might have tested positive. Contact tree thing I mean there's a nationwide push inside hospitals and health facilities also on the county health department level two alert people if they've been exposed and try to find out who's been in touch with so you're expect to go ahead and cost, but it's not you know you know form how it's being done on when and where it's being done. I've talked to nurses who had to really do their own leg words to find out you know sometimes they were told just sort of vaguely they were exposed to figure out what happened in which patient was it and how much contacting paycheck. So there's a wide range of consumer healthcare workers talking to. You made mention of. The and having to reuse it many times. Medical professionals have to reuse it. We're a good seven seven and a half months in this covid nineteen crisis here in America what policies or practices to your mind have been changed or improved to better protect nurses and other medical professionals. From what I've heard? Problems are improving a little bit. There are efforts to conserve PP and a lot of that involves disinfecting an ninety five respirator and I have heard concerns about that because there's a variety of ways that happened somewhat chemicals. Light and are sort of different benefits and drawbacks to those processes and I've talked to nurses who feel like they're sort of being experimented on in real time you. Try, this method and sort of see how it works and nurses who feel like they're gonNA stay healthy or not depending on processes. So the TV's attrition I think is getting better but I think the reuse uses still pretty widespread. When I began my conversation with you, we were talking more on a micro level in other words on a person to person level on a nurse to nurse level and their concerns on a macro level within the industry. Is there a shortage of just nursing staff or is it trending in that direction as it is more and more difficult to either find enough support staff or nurses to cover all the shifts given the increase in workload? Not Staffing companies have seen big UPTICKS and demand surges and sort of places and times when cases were really on the ride and I've also heard anecdotally that nurses are in some places leaving profession, and of course, they're dying you know as far as the national shortage I don't know if that's the case I haven't really heard that but I know there's Concern that there could be a second wave in the fall and that gives sort of hospitals and nursing homes all that more incentive to really sort of try to take care of their staff. He found the safe as they can't get him some rest. You talk about that second wave does this change fundamentally with the inclusion of the flu virus in this equation? Is a variable I assume we would have a larger need for hospital staff but does the flu present any particular challenge from where you sit you know the thing I've heard about the flu is that usually in the US at the time of the year through the Southern Hemisphere in the southern hemisphere from what I understand isn't seeing much through but I've heard. As far as the second wave in the follow the concerns that what colder climates everyone goes back indoors and sort of the concerned about the spread gets a lot more like cute when everyone sort of stuck together in a building versus out and about the in wide open air. So that's kind of what I've heard about the second wave but I'm probably not. The foremost expert on that topic?
Humans Have Caused the Most Dramatic Climate Change in 3 Million Years
"Recently Assad with some research colleagues at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, a look at a brand new science article in which are climate model for the first time had recreated the climate on earth over the last three million years, which covers the entire geological pleistocene epoch. The Pleistocene is so important as it constitutes a point of reference for life on. Earth. Because although sure our planet has existed for four point, five, billion years it's only in the last million years. That earth has looked at least roughly in the way as we know it, the continents were roughly where they are today. The North and South Poles were covered with ice. The atmosphere had a similar chemical composition to what we have today. Planet, Earth. Our earth has only existed for three million years. All, comparisons further back in time are quite meaningless. And the manuscript I hold in my hand is not just reaching. My brain is also striking straight into my heart. A deep humility settles in when look at the graph showing the variations in mean global temperature on earth over the past three, million years it shows that we have never throughout the whole plasticine exceeded two degrees global warming compared to our pre industrial average temperature of approximately fourteen degrees. Never. This means that Earth despite all the stresses and natural shocks from fluctuations and Solar Radiation Volcanic eruptions, asteroid impacts and earthquakes has regulated itself within an incredibly narrow range minus four degrees. Celsius were in deep ice age plus two degree Celsius. We're in a warm interglacial period lasting three million years. It's absolutely incredible. Especially since we know why. It's earth's ability to self regulate the ability of the oceans to absorb and store heat the ability of the ice sheets to reflect solar radiation the ability of the forests to absorb carbon dioxide and the ability to be a safe and store greenhouse gases. The planet is a biophysical self playing piano whose music sheet stays. Within the minus four plus to scale. If that is not caused for humidity than I do not know what humidity is. And a deep concern in hundred and fifty years. In the geological blink of an eye, we risk now tearing this Planetary Symphony to shreds. Let that sink in. The global average temperature is now changing hundred and seventy times faster than over the last seven thousand years and it's doing. So in the wrong direction upwards when the current orbital forcing meaning are distance to the sun and the current low level of solar activity means that the temperature should in fact, be slowing down. You don't have to be a physicist to understand that we have a problem. Climate skeptics like to argue that historically the climate has fluctuated so much. So why shouldn't it be fluctuating now? Obviously. It fluctuates. But we are now racing towards plus three to plus four degrees warming. Sceptics like to bring up the little ice age the time when Swedish King Call The tenth Gustav Marched His army across the deep frozen great belt and the little belt in sixteen fifty eight to beat the Danes or that the vikings grew grapes in Greenland during the medieval warm period. Yes. Of course, this is true but it all occurred within the natural boundaries of minus four and plus two degrees. And it's here within this sweet spot that we must remain for our own sakes and our future? In August two, thousand, eighteen at the peak of that year's drought and fires in Sweden and Europe. We published a scientific paper where we tried to establish whether we are at risk of pushing the entire planet away from its current state of equilibrium, the Holocene epoch where we have been since the last ice age. This is fundamental. Our Planet Earth can be in three different states. It can be in a deep ice age as it was twenty thousand years ago with large is. Extending over the northern and Southern Hemisphere with over two kilometers of ice above our heads here in Sweden an ice extending as far south as Berlin. This is an equilibrium state as it is not only lower solar radiation that keeps earth in an ice age. It is also the feedbacks caused by ice. As the ice sheets grow earth gets whiter, which means that more more incoming heat from the sun is reflected back to space more ice means it gets colder which means even more is and suddenly you have a self reinforcing mechanism. This is what makes an ice age and equilibrium earth remains. They're not only because of the external forces from the sun but also thanks to these inbuilt biophysical processes in this case, the color of ice. Earth can also be in an interglacial an intermediate state, which is what we have today where was still have permanent is sites at the polls and we have glaciers on land and the biosphere with forests, grasslands, and lakes roughly as Earth as we know it. It is these two equilibrium states and only these two states that the planet has been over the last three million years that is during the entire Pleistocene. But then there is a third state when earth tips over from self cooling feedback loops to self heating feedback loops, which leads to an inevitable journey to becoming a hot tropical planet that is four, five, six, potentially seven, eight degrees warmer than today where in principle, all the ice has gone and the surface of the ocean is more than fifty meters higher than it is today and where the conditions for live is fundamentally different all over the entire planet. This is what we call hothouse earth. Or Highs Zaid hot time in German where the article when we published it drew so much attention doing this burning heat wave in the summer of twenty eighteen that highs Zaid was chosen as the word of the year in Germany. In this research, we tried for the first time to identify the global mean temperature at which we are in danger of tipping over from our current state, the Holocene interglacial, and embarking on a journey that would inevitably take us to highlight our conclusion is that we cannot exclude that the planetary threshold. The tipping point where we kickoff unstoppable processes of self amplified warming is at two degrees. Bear in mind we are today at one point one very mind were moving fast along a path that reaches one point five in potentially only twenty, thirty years and two degrees in forty fifty years. This is one I would argue of the biggest. Challenges of all to test whether we are right. Can the planet cope with or Canet not cope with higher temperatures than two degrees? But. My conclusion based on the knowledge we have today is that the planetary threshold to avoid triggering high Zaid is most likely at two degrees. Of course, it's not so that Earth will fall off a cliff at two degrees. The risk is rather that we would then pass a threshold where the shift towards hindsight would become unstoppable. In other words, we face an urgency at the timeframe whether we pushed the on button on not triggering stoppable warming is within the next few decades meaning essentially. Now, if we pressed the UNBUTTON and kick off the great planetary machinery with feedback loops causing self warming, then the full impacts may play out over three four, five, hundred years before we reach a new equilibrium state hothouse. A planet with over ten meters, sea level rise temperatures, and extreme droughts, floods, and heatwaves making large parts of earth uninhabitable a planet we do not want a planet that cannot support US humans. This requires from us that we understand two different time horizons. The short term time of commitment. When do we push the unbutton but then also the long term time horizon when we have the full impact hitting on people these are different but ethically, I would argue only the trigger moment counts, we cannot leave a damaged planet beyond repair to future generations. So to summarize the decisive moment when we press don't press the button lies within the next ten to twenty years. With consequences for all future generations a moral, bum. Are High site article concluded that degree Celsius is our ultimate planetary threshold that we need to stay away from. This article actually came out six months before our climate modeling showed that we've never exceeded two degrees throughout the whole pleistocene, the last three million years. In Two thousand nine, our planetary boundaries size showed that one point five degrees is a boundary we should not transgress because then we enter a danger zone of uncertainty. So perhaps you do understand my feeling a deep concern of humility in the face of our latest scientific findings, which really only says, one thing tipping points are real and if they're crossed, they lead to unstoppable changes, which requires a new relationship between us and our planet, and that we realize that we are facing a new ethics. What we do today will determine the future on earth for all our children and their children.
Rising concerns of coronavirus pandemic merging with flu season
"Say there's also hope this flu flu season season could could be be relatively relatively easy. easy. Estimates Estimates between between 24 24 62,000 62,000 Americans Americans died died from from the the flu flu last last year. year. But But there there is is hope hope this this season season could could be be mild mild like like it's been in some countries in the Southern hemisphere health measures taken to prevent the spread of cove in 19, such a mask wearing and social distancing. Could be keeping flu cases down. But health experts say we can't pin our hopes on that. We may not be as vigilant in some areas of the country here in the U. S is other. Communities based on ur independence, and you are American spirit, They say hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Laura Podesta, CBS NEWS New York, where the Pope Francis's closest advisers,
Southern Hemisphere Influenza Cases Are 60-70% Below Their Norms
"A doctor at the Ohio University Wexner Medical Center says flu cases in the Southern Hemisphere are 60 to 70% below their norms. That could mean a relatively mild flu season in the US, however, health experts hope people don't skip getting the seasonal flu vexing due to covert 19 vaccinations for the season are
South America shows COVID-19 measures have positive effect on flu season
"The start of the flu season. Health officials are concerned that will be overlapping cases of both the flu and cove in 19 McComas Nick Papa reports There could be reason for optimism some countries in South America they're just coming out of their flu season, and health experts say they experience far fewer cases because of the measures that have been taken for covert 19. Why would he even be an understatement? Almost no flu season happening. Dr. Chris Spitters with Snohomish Health District says it's a positive sign coming from the Southern Hemisphere Now look is good, but I think our preparations need to remain since places like South America deal with the winter season during their summer months. Their flu season is close to finishing. They're noticing is that social distancing down south and wearing masks are making a difference in limiting influenza. But we're hoping that we'll have a lighter flu season and respiratory virus season due to the co in 19 researcher One flu season isn't always the same as the next. So doctors say. We can't rest on our laurels. We are going to be seen our covert 19 infections on top of what we normally see during cold and flu season. Cuomo's Nick Papa. Some
Face masks proven effective in slowing flu and coronavirus spread, according to studies
"About the upcoming flu season, making the battle against Cove in 19 even tougher, it raises the question of whether mask wearing and social distancing will also slow the spread of the flu. It looks like that's what's happened in the Southern Hemisphere. But Washington, health officials say we need to combine those measures with the salad season of flu vaccinations. Pierce County Health director Dr Anthony Chan says. Not only do they still believe mass protect others if you are contagious. There's also now consensus they cry will protect You from other people, even if it's not a medical, great master, if nothing else reduced the severity for you so masking staying home when you're sick, washing your hands covering your cough getting a flu shot. All of those things help. Chen and his colleagues also say even if the flu vaccine doesn't stop you from getting six sick, it can reduce the severity of your illness, and that could help keep people out of hospitals that need to focus on the Corona virus.
The Science of Wildfire Smoke
"I. Don't know about you. But when I hear the word smoke, it makes me think of huge thick plumes of different shades of gray sort of blanketing everything nothing too complicated for somebody like Jessica though smoke is an incredibly complex mixture of different gases and particles, and if we look just at the gases, there are hundreds to thousands of different gases that are formed in biomass burning biomass, we're. Talking things like trees and brush that burn up in wildfire when it comes to particles and smoke there's also a huge range from larger ones in the form of ash dust that can work quickly settle out of the sky, but you also get really teeny tiny particles on the order of millions of a meter in diameter and those really small particles can stay in the atmosphere for a lot longer. In from the particulates side, the thing that people seem to be the most freaked out about is this pm two point five or this little the little particles that are super super small, and there seems to be a lot of that going on right now in California and like large parts of the West Right. Yeah. So one of the primary Hazardous Air pollutants is articles that are called pm two point five has a overall diameter of two and a half micrometres. This and that's roughly about fifty times smaller than a single grain of salt. So, really really small particles. The smaller particles not only can they travel further distances, but they also have this unique ability to follow the sort of micro air currents can bend around corners and edges and everything, and that means that if you're breathing in smoke, those larger particles are GonNa hit the back of your throat first, but the smaller particles can actually make it all the way. Down your throat and the deep into your lungs, and that's where they start to cause all kinds of different health effects. One of the most interesting things about smoke is how it behaves how it interacts with the different layers of our atmosphere including the layer closest to us called the boundary layer and how big that layer is how thick it is depends on temperature. So at night when? It's cooler that layer condenses comes back down in altitude also with cooler temps and higher humidity at night wildfires tend to die down and when they die down, that's actually when they produce quite a bit of smoke and not mixing into a more shallow boundary layer just means you get a lot more smoke very close to the ground particularly at night especially if you're in a kind of. Mountain valley where it just starts to pool and accumulate, and it's not really diluted or moved out of your immediate area until the sunrise comes that boundary layer starts expand the wind speeds, pick up and kind of take the smoke away. Sure. Yeah. I guess I didn't I had no idea that you know in areas where there's wildfire burning but the smoke actually kind of settles back. At night and it makes me think about like you know it's night. It's cool. You want to open a window, right? That can be problematic. It is yeah, and that's and that's true of most air pollution sources but particularly. So for smoke many of the Western states even here in Colorado, it's not necessarily all that common that you have air conditioning It does cool down quite a bit at night and so that is the time people will turn on fans. Etc Try to ventilate the house. Get Cool at night a course your home. At night sleeping and breathing off through the night and so again, that's one way that you can be exposed to smoke that you might not necessarily think of. And so I think it's important to remember. Right. So we're looking at areas like California and Colorado were seeing them on fire. We're seeing the smoke in all of this smoke doesn't just hang out there right? Like smoke really travels. Certain smoke plumes can literally travel the world and go to really remote places, and of course, with fires were we're impacted here in the United States right now. But of course that flips as we go to the next season and then the southern hemisphere so fires just a constant emission source across the globe and as I said as it. Gets admitted and the the different layers of the atmospheric and stay in the atmosphere longer, and that just means it can get carried by the wind currents further and further down wind, and so I've been looking at the different fire models and stuff that knows producing and can see that right now even the most of the fires are certainly on the west coast. To. percent or more of the continental US seeing the effects of this smoke. So even you know my family who lives in Ohio can go out and see these red sunsets potentially from smoke that's being emitted out in California and Colorado, and so that smoke can just travel tens to hundreds of miles down wind from the source. Yeah. Yeah Okay. So we have this smoke right and it's all over the West You know how does the smoke leave? Jessica like how long are people in? California people where you live in Colorado going to be living under these like poor air quality conditions and yes I am asking you to predict the future. Well that's what I'm best at so. The do things that will determine when residents particularly of California those most impacted by the smoke we'll get some relief is, of course when the fires go out and with that, you'll need a change in the weather patterns. So some rain to help. Put out those fires and even if the fires are going. Again, shift in the wind pattern can help. Move. Some of that smoke out away from them but all that means is somebody else will get impacted by that smoke. So one of the things I always try to remind folks is that we all live downwind of somebody. So it might be great air-quality where you're at but you know if there's another emission source just behind you gonNA impact your neighbors, and so in that regard California might get some relief but then maybe Idaho or Montana. Now gets inundated with more smoke there. So that's the sort of immediate way that you can reduce your exposure to the smoke. But in the atmosphere and the only way smoke is truly removed as if it's really out of the atmosphere and it's Not. Necessarily destroyed it's just removed from the atmosphere. You know the kicker is though when this smoke maybe clears up from way that we can detect it like just by going out and be like, Oh, I can breathe a little bit. It never just disappears right like you know smoked feeds into this cycle of climate change, right? The primary component is going to be related to those particles and so particles or something that can both. The climate as well as heat the earth, and so that's where that size and color of the particles really comes into play and so the white. Particles that you associate with clouds generally reflect radiation back to space. So that's a cooling effect rate. If you're under a cloud on a super sunny day, you immediately feel better in cooler on when that cloud is overhead. The other ways, the those darker particles, the black soot those are things that are readily absorb radiation from the sun, which means when the sun goes down. They can also re admit that radiation back into our atmosphere, and that's what contributes to that the global warming effect, the greenhouse gas effect the so important for climate change. So that's one way that the aerosols play into it right and all of these things kind of feed into in this is simply put these things feed into a longer hotter fire season. So it's kind of this garbage cycle. Unfortunately. Yeah. We call that a negative feedback cycle. And so. Those particles that are released from biomass burning may of climate and climate continues to change which could lead to more fires and so forth. You just get unfortunately negative feedback. We're just continues down the wrong path rather than trying to correct itself or balance itself out. You know I feel I feel like the wildfires and the smoke are very visual examples of climate change I. Mean Do you think that these fires could impact how people are thinking about climate change and what needs to be done? I. Hope. So I mean there there's many difference. Really visual ways of seeing climate change with our own eyes. I mean from the rising sea levels and daytime flooding that's happening and some of the coastal cities to the amount of runoff that you see on the Greenland ice sheet to these huge you know ice shelves claiming off Antarctica I mean the signs are all around the biometric burning is certainly one that impacts. You know a large community of people out West and as you mentioned, it's a very visceral response and then with climate change, you often hear of global warming and of course, fires represent that heat. And so that's certainly a connection there as well and so. I can only hope that people start to think. About how much their lives will be changed as our climate continues
Bulbs You Should Grow With Matt Mattus
"Before I placed my bulb order I called Matt Mattis author of mastering the art of flower gardening to see what he recommended. He's here today to showcase some of his favourite bulbs including the most lily leaf, beetle, resistant lilies, and also some of his favorite sources. So welcome Madam. So glad to talk to you today. Thank you. Margaret. I thrilled to be here. So before we get started Matt Should say we're going to have a book giveaway of your recent book with the transcript you're mastering the art of flower gardening. SO ON WAY TO GARDEN DOT COM people can enter to win the book and to just get started on the subject I kinda like to know if I'm not gonNA plan until October practically November why do I need to order bulbs now? That's a great question mark, and in fact, it's I think experienced gardeners are used to ordering bulbs now. I know when I was young and I'm a a Lifetime Gardener I. Wonder why I would get bald catalogs in. June. And July and older you get more you start to realize that type well, first of all time goes faster right. But also there are correct times to order bulbs and even though some bulbs like lilies the to be planted later. In October or November when they're delivered or shipped they need to be planted or I mean or early because they are. The, good ones sell out. and. Primarily, I'm talking about the specialty bulb growers I mean if you are in the Lily Society or a Lily Society or you exhibit lilies, you want the newest varieties. And there are three or four Louis nurseries in the United States. Canada that grow there on lillies in their own fields and breathe around and these are some of the newest and best crosses and hybrids available. And they'll in people know the good ones sell out early. So you order them early. So it's sort of like locking in your order early and then the third dug in. Late October and shipped in November I sometimes can barely get them in the ground before it freezes. You know, I think understating the Commercial Bob Trade helps that there's two ways to get lilies. You can order them from the Great Dutch Growers Eighth, Eighty percent of the world's Lisa grown in the Netherlands. But they're also grown globally. They're grown. You know that balance of the twenty percent a grown in Japan and France and Poland and Germany. So and in a lot of ground in the southern. Hemisphere New Zealand for the US market so they're grown offseason. So. Those are all great. There's no bad lily bowl but the there are extraordinary ones off it. You get a bigger bulb from a smaller nursery or a newer variety so those will sell out fast. Right and do you have a pet bird? Probably can hear the twenty heirloom Turkeys that just hatched in the kitchen here. Oh and there was no keeping them. So I apologize for the. I thought you had a pet canary or something that's hilarious. Okay. Good will say a lot of them. I. Apologize. Now it's so so the. And there are some things that are kind of perishable. Maybe we'll talk about those with some of the ones you recommend but. You WanNa get him really fresh so you don't want the last thing lying around for months either do you I mean Beth right? Yeah. Yeah. I'd be little Bob's in general or In Bulbs in general I'm including tubers and combs and Risa. GMS. But there are some that survived fine out of the ground for a while and there's some that don't I think we'll probably touch on that later but there's one thing I wanted to add that. This is this crazy twenty twenty year with Cova D- it's affecting the lily bulb industry especially the small growers I just received two e mails today from small growers at said, place your orders now because by September, we're probably going to shut down the site and switch over to spring twenty twenty, one orders. Okay you know because they're they're you know they don't buy from brokers the not buying for the big multiplying growers in the rest of the world out the basically have a field of Casablanca's when those are gone
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on KCBS All News
"See delivery details, stardate on his 21st millions of black holes may populate the Milky Way galaxy. So far, though, on Ly, one of them has been found in a star system that's visible to the unaided eye. HR 68 19 is in the constellation Telescope, IAM. Unfortunately, though, it's visible mainly from the Southern Hemisphere. A black hole is the closest to Earth yet seen. It's about 1000 light years away a third of the distance to the previous record holder. It contains two stars that are much bigger, heavier and brighter than the sun. Years ago, astronomers took a close look at it with a telescope in Chile, but they filed the observations away without a careful analysis. They recently noticed that a similar system might have a black hole, so they took a better look at their data, and they found a hidden presence. One of the bright stars is orbiting an invisible object. That's at least four times the mass of the sun. If the object was a star, it would be easy to see. Since it's not visible. It must be a black hole. Unlike most black holes, this one is quiet. Most of the other known black holes a few dozen and all are stealing gas from companion stars. The gas forms Ah hot disk around the black hole that shines brightly. In this case, though, the black hole is too far from its companions to pull away any gas. Despite its proximity, the black hole is nothing to worry about. It's so far away that it's no threat to earth or the rest of our solar system. Way have SKYWATCHING tips, Astronomy news and much more about the cosmos in Stardate magazine. Details at stardate dot org's Of the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory. I'm Billy Henry Star date is sponsored by the Morrison Planetarium.
Vaccines, Masks and Handwashing: A Coronavirus Update
"You have probably been hearing about a virus, a sickness that's been going around the world. We did an episode about it back in March five months ago. Now when we were all still just starting to learn about it. And now although we're still learning new things about this virus, we've also had some time to experience the way our lives have changed because of it. Some people have gotten very sick but even people who haven't been made ill have been affected by this worldwide situation. Many of you probably had to stop going to school in the spring or it would have been the fall if you live in the Southern Hemisphere. and. Some of you aren't going back to your school buildings at all as school starts up again in many countries. Others of you will be going back, but maybe not full-time or you might have to wear a mask when you're in your school or maybe your family is trying to find a different kind of arrangement to make sure you can learn new things and stay healthy at the same time. Today we're going to get an update on this virus called Cuvette Nineteen Andrew and answer some of your questions about what's called a vaccine a medicine that can help people not get a sickness. Now I WANNA say if talking or hearing about this topic makes you feel nervous or anxious or scared and listening to an episode about it is not going to make you feel better. It's okay to skip this episode or to ask your adults to listen first to see if they think this would be good for you to hear. For some people, it's really helpful to get as much information about something as possible that actually makes them feel better about something that's on their mind. But for others, it doesn't feel better and it's Ok to listen to a different episode instead if that's the case for you like maybe our episode about Unicorns and other mythical creatures or our recent episode about making ice cream. For those of you sticking around, let me introduce you to our guest. She might sound familiar. Hi, my name's Critique Cappelli I. Am a doctor that takes care of people that get infections from each other and also they get rare diseases. Critique of CA- polly's official title is Assistant Clinical Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina. I said she might sound familiar because we actually spoke with Dr Cappelli in our first episode about Covid Nineteen, the virus that's making some people sick all over the world. Because it's making people sick in lots of different countries it's often called a global pandemic. You might also be hearing the word Corona virus a lot covid nineteen is one type of corona virus. So sometimes, people refer to Cova nineteen as the novel Corona virus novel just means new or sometimes people just short and say the corona virus, but the official name is more technically called covid nineteen. We ask Dr Cappelli to come back to talk with us about some updates to our understanding of this virus and the work scientists and health officials are doing to try to keep us safe including working on a vaccine. I can't believe that it's only been since March since we've talked it feels like it's been a very long time. So we've learned a lot about Kobe nineteen since March, we have learned that this disease can make people quite ill. I think when we were first talking, we spoke a lot about how it really was elderly people. We were most worried about an all those are the people that we think about being at greatest risk for this disease. We do know that really all people can get quite from covid nineteen. We, primarily worry about people getting very bad infection or pneumonia in their lungs but we are now learning so much about how this can cause. So many other problems it can cause problems with your heart. It can cause long term problems with your central nervous system that's your your brain and some of your coordination and things like that your ability to smell and taste. We see people who develop things like blood clots and overall. It seems that it causes a lot of inflammation and people. So that is something we are still continuing to learn about
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Calling the southern hemisphere's worst tropical cyclone on record rescue workers in the flooded city of bay. Era struggled to reach survivors who clung to trees or pleaded for help from rooftops after cyclone destroyed. Ninety percent of the city home to a half million people. The death toll from the storm rose to more than two hundred Mozambican more than one hundred and neighboring Zimbabwe Wednesday with dozens more dead in Malawi. But those numbers are expected to rise flooding has disrupted the lives of millions across southern Africa with the World Food Programme warning of a major humanitarian emergency that's getting bigger by the hour. This is W F emergencies director Margot Vander Velden performed with severe flooding and cyclone effects six hundred thousand people affected possibly even going up to one point seven and more million people affected by cyclone and flooding communication completely broken infrastructure. Severely damaged particularly in the city of bay. But also all the roads to bear. I've been caught off cyclone died dropped more than two feet of rain and. Parts of southeastern Africa. Nearly a year's worth of rain in just a few days and extreme weather event that climate scientists say is consistent with models of climate change in the United States. The thirties have declared states of emergency in Missouri. Nebraska and Iowa for communities along the Missouri. River as warning warming. Temperatures have melted snow from last week's storms causing the river to breach levies and overflow its banks. The floods have killed four people over the past week and caused an estimated one billion dollars in the extreme weather comes as a federal court has temporarily.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Of the dirtiest jokes in the southern hemisphere. We'll find out what it was like to be part of a small town in the mountains of lawsuit to injustice end later in the our listeners tell us about the cultural pod they've been countered in their travels. What they learned from it. It's a long way from Stockholm to Seville, but it never damp and sedan Nelson's lifelong enthusiasm for the fiery traditions of end Lucia today, she teaches the art of Flamenco dancing and between tour guiding in Sweden and spa. Pain forsa? Welcome back to travel with Rick steves. Thank so hundred Swedish woman get all excited about Flamenco. It's the opposite end of Europe. It is that is for sure I was a little girl when somehow I picked up the Flamingo existed. And when I went to Spain for the first time with my mother, I was six years old. I told my mother I went to see Flamenco, and I saw these women, and they were so strong and passionate. And I decided I wanted to be Fleming. Good as had no idea what it meant. But that dream. I kept it alive through my whole childhood. I have bought this little doll, you know, with the polka dot dress and everything and plastic doll and headed home like little altar. And I knew that I was going to be a Flamenco dancer when I was being. So you were you were six your little bit older than now. Yeah. Are you dancing? What what is Flemington your life today? Teaching performing. I was the president of the Swedish Flamingo society for some ten years of organized festivals of organized workshops. I've been tour manager of one of the most famous Flamenco dancers, all you can think of you know, I cannot think of any two more opposite cultures in temperament kind of wave of Sweden and southern Spain. Where is the heartland of Flamenco, I think it's opposites attract and actually Spain is the favourite countries of the Swedes to visit to travel to. And why would that be I think it's that it's got. Although this has the son has the laid back passionate lifestyle that you need a little doses of every year. Exactly, exactly. Maybe you don't wanna have all of it all the time. You want a little bit more structure and call you can go down and having and then you go back to your normalcy in your. Visteon? See there's a word in Flamingo culture do end. Yes. What does that mean? It means that as special state of mind that you get into when you're doing Flamingo. Hopefully, it is not something that happens all the time. And because I can just see the the the motions of the of the singer and the dramatic. It's I mean, it's been written poetry about it, so many different ways of describing. But I would say like this total focus where you lose everything is like you're right here right now, you're inside the music, and you're just it's just a complete presence. It's almost when you are in a great Flamenco moment. When the song is done people. Let out the go Ali. And it's not just put onto make the other tourist clap. It's like home release. It's a release. I'm feeling right now. I want that. When I go to Flamenco. Yeah. I get it. Because I let myself be swept away with it. And it's actually the way the music is built up that crates that crescendo and everybody goes like it's finishes, and it's like, oh you did that right with? Snaps again. Swedish flamingo. Right. So you take groups down there. You organize tours traveller who wants to experience Flamingo. I mean, I know there's a touristy Flamenco show in Barcelona. But I mean, I would imagine there's certain cities that you really wanna be sure. To to check out Flamingo you go from. The Flamingo is very intimately connected with the south of Spain on the Lucia, although not only you can find great Flamenco in Madrid, of course, capital and also in in Barcelona, but in the south that's where Flamingo lives like you. You can go buy some construction workers in some of them are singing humming Flamingo, and you walk by some little girls, and they're clapping, and it's just they're everywhere..
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is all things considered from npr news i'm don gonyea german director vim vendors is perhaps best known for his films paris texas and wings of desire and documentaries like the academy award nominated buena vista social club so his latest subject may come as something of a surprise his newest film is called pope francis a man of his word it follows the pontiff over the course of two years in his travels around the world addressing crowds and embracing adherents from philadelphia prison to the wailing wall in jerusalem from the floor of the us congress to the halls of a hospital in the central african republic and through a series of intimate interviews the film offers insight into the pope's beliefs and aspirations you we are all of his with tweet expectations of i hope from america i from the southern hemisphere prefers jesuit but most of all the first pope ever to choose the name of francis what does it take to blow franciscan grease into the world again other than courage ingenuity the film premiered at the cannes film festival and it's out in theaters this week to hear more about it we are joined by vim vendors from our studios in new york mister vendors thank you for being here thank you for having me so i understand that this all started when the vatican reached out to you out of the blue asking if you'd like to make a film about the pump this letter arrived at my office my secretary got very excited you've got mail from the vatican and it was indeed a lettuce saying might you be interested in talking with us about a possible film involving pope francis okay so how did how does one respond to that kind of question one takes a deep breath indeed and then you think well yes i would be interested because of being impressed with his job ever since i saw on ever since i knew he was calling himself francis that was a tall order and i went and spoke to them and realized they didn't really want to produce any film they didn't a sticky white to initiate it and make it clear the pope was available for something like.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Hi mark i was serving on the east german border about the time you were there with reagan in dc and i appreciate your opinion i want to know should the president go to get any authorization before we reduce another sovereign nation to a failed state or should we just fire away again like we did in libya loaded question isn't it should we maybe even get should reagan have gone to congress to deal with what took place in the southern hemisphere in our southern hemisphere remember when the russians were building a landing field member that did he go to congress sir sir can i finish my question you already have your answer i'm going to finish my question is really for the listeners in grenada now if we go to congress every single time of president wants to take military action then a president will not be able to take military action because congress is a legislative body they debate even some most of the time they're not even there and it becomes enormously difficult and when you have military personnel in areas of combat and you decide to have a debate for thirty days over whether or not you should take action that becomes problematic now if you're going to actually go to war and your experience you expect to send an enormous number of troops or something of that sort that's a different matter oh it's assad building a two mile long runway in our backyard what are the iranians building icbm's yes or no the iranians are building any runways in our backyard why are you talking about what you were you win liar get off the air i served.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on The Bugle
"Would you like to say donald trump sleigh one hundred lions with mike you respect him more or less i would like him to attempt it well i'll make a few cool to mike have them and on the nineteenth of march which is monday this year in sixteen forty nine the house of commons in england passed an act abolishing the house of lords declaring it to be useless and dangerous to the people of england still going through the committee stage that want legislation can be very very slow process as always a section of the is going strikes in the brain and head of my pending trip to the southern hemisphere to before my new show right questions wrong answers in melbourne sydney wellington and auckland with some light bugles along the way in the win this week is a southern hemisphere section and in which we investigates giving them their a spice for a whole new continents in the southern hemisphere west should it go should we fill up that massive gap pacific or maybe something in the indian ocean so that is closer to the profitable middle east region or maybe the southern atlantic which frankly could do with a bit of a refit and modernization in all controversially has the southern hemisphere how to stay it's changed very little as a hemisphere for ages leaving way behind the north in terms of population economic power and olympic medals so should we even keep it is it's on for this planet to share in hof text us your view don't do that should antarctica be shared more equally or i'll pull up up here as no landa tolan that's causing problems also we asked the southern hemisphere why did you do what you did to ameliorer hearts you sexist monsters and given that it's well known that water in the southern hemisphere flows from the plughole backup into the tap did you also know that the bubbles in fizzy drinks in the southern hemisphere aren facts upside down it's very hard to tell but is technically effect also we have a special feature on southern hemisphere wildlife penguins fact or fiction what the kangaroos and or crocodiles exempted under the convention of 'unnecessarily aggressive species brackets southern hemisphere only version that section in the bay.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Over the southern hemisphere the world it's the greatest news i've received ever my friend out a baby the other day i said that doesn't matter because we're on satellite now and on stations everywhere so we're everywhere we're on the radio stations everywhere on satellite everywhere we've taken over the world it was pretty easy to by the way that only took us a few years to pretty much take over the world and now that we've officially taken over the world we have a lot of enemies were taken over the world one day at a time anna it's been pretty easy early was about i'm just i just wanted to review really quickly one dang i'm gambling heavily in here right now on tomorrow's college basketball games that dick weis will be going to cover hi i'm actually excited here i was checking out the lines myself for tomorrow that william hill mobile app this is how much faith the people who know have in my squad irish one and a half point favorite over virginia tech tomorrow night how about that you surprised at all the favored over that team i'm really here's the thing i mean last night when the irish are completely healthy bonsey colson mad farrell the whole deal pflueger is back in there when they're at their complete health there are a better team than virginia tech and hopefully they'll show that tomorrow night mafia are you buying at notre dame is better than the 21 win vodka tech team that has messed around with the likes of duke one of consider and he gave me a suit messing around and reduce one of the top teams in the country beat them they beta body so it's a very good team that beat virginia's walkup weeks ago they're w they've beaten virginia they beat ansi stay there are very good team by i think they've an a lot of faith abbasi colson i think that's kind of be picking a team that's how the play the day before that you're just getting this guy back that's really struggling to are struggling but there have to make the push to make the the final tournament ron with him back when are definitely struggling trying to get in there on the bubble so bad they got a rope that that they're hanging onto by a threat to the point while the.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Okay tell me your exactly how waving a flag either provocative way causes considerable offence to the potion that is watching new wave the flag so if i just hope if i just held the israeli flag just stood there held up you don't think that the palestinian protesters would still go to the cops and say that's provoking me the whole world turned into a snowflake everywhere you tur here's how standard reported the story on december eight several demonstrators gathered outside the us embassy in vienna's also ridden district under the slogan jerusalem the capital of palestine as do standard had previously reported the incidents surrounding the demonstration now the leading to legal consequences some bystanders are being charged with criminal conduct notice circle bystanders are being charged with criminal conduct by the guinness state police they been accused of disturbing public order in a particularly reckless way it's reckless i guess we see the difference between what i talk about western civilization i guess sometimes i should delineate that those brothers western civilization which would include western europe and you know parts of the southern hemisphere uh will and then there's the united states i guess we really still lower that last beacon of hope in the world because i don't know that waving a flag if that causes consternation and you end up getting arrested four when that starts happening here we mas well coal ourselves and as whole country like president trump refer to certain other countries today according to one of the individuals in question there were various flags of the demonstration turkish syrian and palestinian when serving the demonstrators be can began chanting down with israel he in one of his acquaintances standing a few meters apart from him rollout an israeli flag maybe was the way they rolled out maybe that was offensive according to my understanding of austrian democracy it should be permissible to hold the flag of a sovereign states of the.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Mad act consoles assumed a mad willingness to see your atiur the northern hemisphere goal and the reality if we initiated and carried out our plans and in reality the southern hemisphere would have gone to he also say that sent the argument has been presented that since sir hiroshimanagasaki there's been no word nuclear weapons used by united states but you make analogy to guns and say our guns have been pointed and they've been used threateningly and not only that but i mentioned eric schlossers book in this context too there's all sense of what could happen surely by accident or false alarm or unauthorized launching we've been very lucky really hit me in fact you point out in your book cuba was much worse the missile crisis probably the most americans even know yes i at the time being thirty one years old and working on that for the executive committee of the national security council and its staff little i thought there was very little risk because chris wrongly because christoph with so outgunned in terms of nuclear weapons we knew by that time that we had an enormous superiority over him i didn't know that him early sixty one but by sixty two we did i thought he had to back down i was young enough just out of the marine corbett a peacetime marine corps of for me in the the the fifties i had the belief that someone who is clearly outgunned had to back down more or less and honored better in vietnam on neither side back down a course but that went on only ten years essentially in afghanistan were we're in a sixteen year war which i hadn't been envisioned in but in cuba looking back on it was a case where in.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"God out of town you ever heard sowed across the southern cross what the sailors used in the south of the southern hemisphere every mile or some new every day don't shoot the yes coming up next that with the song came from the i dunno southern crush okay dance okay budgets uncle and that will have to ask it you know you're who brought that up chico we'll course he knows it will have him only at blunt here usoc to about it here coming up next larry why should was a yell at a little bit family i'll be good degree albert trailing hunters mind what happens if the london commit does he get launched nah nah okay about radio music festival or sold out 2017 iheartradio music festival from las vegas two nice wednesday colder twenty of the biggest artists on the planet celebrated would iheart radio fans from around the world radio car sold out 2017 iheartradio music festival peaks salvage throughout the weekend and more water mostly i heard radio music festival thursay the 48 than friday's a twitter at seven pm on cw thirty god alpine sales ironwood than whimpy alphabet next subject financial wellbeing how can manage your money turns of his five of your textbook when it comes to money you can never start learning to early that's why starting today state farm wants to give you the tools and support you need to take control of your finances lee the chapters on credit cards and balanced transfers pop quiz tomorrow find out more at let's start today dot com state farm here to help life go right strength courage joy you give these precious gifts and many more when you donate to ronald mcdonald house charities this holiday season you can give families with sick children the gift of togetherness donate today at our and made c dot org slash donate the big days almost here so route that wishlist up with walmart's great collection of lastminute gifts including favorites like barbie tream house and google how many just use the walmart app or had to your local store to bring the holidays home today.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Is venezuelan the entire southern hemisphere at a dispute with republican chairman of the foreign relations committee who his main interlocutors within the administration are the secretary of state rex tillerson and the defense secretary james mattis and in the case of tillerson the present also feuding with him so two of the three most important people either advising or seeking to assist the president as he pursues his foreign policy aims he is publicly at odds with including that forbes interview in which the president challenged his secretary state to an iq tests more or less he didn't do it in so many words and sarah huckabee sanders today the briefing said that was a joke and we shall understand the president's unique approach to humor trust me i've tried very hard over sixteen months on the campaign trail and now the entire term of the trump presidency to divine win the president is may nia joke and when he serious i have failed at almost every attempt at that and other reporters have as well as i think the general public has the president can be at times jocular and obviously so but other times he is intentionally opaque is a great line from a movie that the president quite enjoys i think it's his absolute favorite movie the movie patten as a senior the end where patents third army is supposed to rescue trapped american soldiers at best song and goes on this blistering attack of all of the senior officers and as aid to camps as afterwards general they're not really sure when you're her joking or when you're serious and he says it's not important for them to know the only important for meat in now and i think that is precisely the president's approach it's only important for him to know whether he's joking or serious or not and he'll decide and leave everyone as much as he can guessing where talked with major garrett chief white house correspondent for cbs news let's break down some of the news of the day but i first were on radio so you can't really see are very cramped quarters here all the core of the quarters here at the white house are cramp and delightfully so we we choose this life in uh we work and operate uh sitting and oftentimes running literally over.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Malink to satellite technology and that's really what a growth is leading in the last few years yet will lay launch satellites from australia itself is that the plan there is a rocket range and certainly the capability in cyprus stralia at the woomera rocket range to launch so potentially australia would have some missions we're not talking about manned mission so this would be mostly putting technology in the air the kind of thing that we use with satellite network gatien a ariel set of and space photography and sowed has that capabilty but although the governs made this announcement it's not put that much detail behind it yet in terms of where this agency will be based and what exactly it would mean and does this have anything to do with the fact that new zealand set up it's space agency last year funnily enough everyone has mentioned new zealand in australia today i think the rule of thumb jealous of their neighbours across the dh australia establish its own space agency but eighteen months ago and early this year may we sold a fifth test launch of the rockets in new zealand by rocket lab an american company let's move there they're looking to have far more frequent launches from the southern hemisphere so think ustralia fund sees a bit of that action the potentially the geography here with lend itself to that and sent me a straight at claims its already go the expertise howard griffith in sydney thank you remind of our main these voting is getting underway in a controversial referendum on independence for iraqi kurdistan queues have already formed outside polling stations that's been opposition from the authorities in baghdad this is the newsroom from the bbc world service more american football players have defied donald trump by protesting during the national anthem at the start of their matches on friday the president used strong language to criticize players who go down on one knee as part of a campaign against police violence against african americans the protests spread to london on sunday to game between the jackson jack jackie is in the baltimore ravens jane and ramsey place the jack you as we talk and secondly those we we believe what is light is bringing awareness that issued has waldo right now in america now by the way of doing so we did it together as a team still in a lot arms that's kind of why you do these things the rail rare in.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"About to him as small things like frogs and other things that they think have been affected by the ozone now something as large as a frog riven nepali walk or whatever is already being affected by the depletion of the ozone layer wouldn't it stand to reason that the little tiny things were affected some time ago well the ozone layer revealed had it in in just one particular area right now that's really bad in fact it after by of all i would say australia it's about uh the whole uh that was uncovered is about three hundred ninety uh no strect it back ten million square mile in in the southern hemisphere vowed glow if that increases in five more ultraviolet light would be able to strike the earth thereby killing all animal species that are sensitive to it and you know ready we're seeing or skin cancer caused by this ultraviolet radiation author man is affecting adversely hidden actually actually up by hundreds of percent for both men and women in last i think thirty years yet but again there is the other caveat that we must always keep in mind to temper uh condition and that is man has unique knowledge and is able to in fact in being uh in the phenomenon and take necessary steps to rectify uh whatever damage he caught a man with his brain has been doing a lot of intervention and particularly since discovery of antibiotics we've been intervening a lot now i've been a story there it is in it's one i'm i wanna get into a little bit here i notice that in the last several years we've been getting fewer and fewer new newer heroic antibiotics certainly we have some i mean sort of asked to ditch try antibiotics but you know it seems like the diseases are mounting up faster than the new heroic antibiotics in a wonder what you think about that yes it mainly because of the uh improper use of antibiotics that has occurred less look a little bit at headed by 'extraordinary concept in the united states a hundred and fifty million prescriptions a written annually while of these 60 percent nick zero offer.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on Triangulation
"That connects the this central star in our line of sight so everything else there may be platt serve but we just don't see them we only see planets and about the one percent or so of those systems that have to have a a plane that that has long our live side but even so we we've now found thousands of of of platt surround those stars and so that that is it i i guess it a nutshell why it's so astonishing because it's simple it just monitors the light from these stars overtime and looks for the dimming of that light from these stars and for that dimming you get all this information about the distribution of of planets around stars they're they're distances their sizes and kepler is not going to be the end of the story we have another satellite that scoring up next year though the space telescope called tests and that's going to monitor light from stars not from a a a small region of the sky like kepler did but tass is going to monitor light from all the bright stars of the sky where most of them uh the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere it the hope is that this telescope world reveal those planets that are earth like that are around say the nearest hundred closest hundred stars to our solar system and then once they are detected by tass the follow up study of these objects will be firm either groundbased telescopes were i have some really big groundbased telescopes now or the james webb space telescope which it it too is planned to be launched next year and then it will go a shakeout phase than probably in twenty nineteen we'll be using that to study these xl planets so yet been keppler is astonishing for for for many reasons and and the the the types of planets as founded is uh intriguing ah but the technique is going to be expanded over the next few years worth another space telescope that uses the same technique in and and that's going to hopefully find the a a few hundred candidates of planets that are truly earth like that could potentially have earth like a life life as we know it.
"southern hemisphere" Discussed on Astronomy Cast
"Great if you've got a friend with the telescope and for those of you in the southern hemisphere we haven't forgot you the percy it's occurred just as your spring is considering may be starting so maybe you'll get a chance to enjoy that i warm night but the thing that you get is super long nights and super long nights our chances to figure out how to actually take star trails with your camera so this is where it's always good to find a new moon few a new moon when there might be something interesting potentially happening in the minor meteor shower um category because there's always almost every month thurbers rocks falling out of the sky somewhere in in july we have the delta aquarius it's on there's there's a bunch of small ones out there and every night there's going to be something hitting our atmosphere um in your part of the atmosphere because we get a couple tons of material per day yes so so go out figure out how to take exposure after exposure for multiple seconds to multiple minutes depending on your type a camera figure out how to add them together and then see if you can catch that magic of what it looks like to see the north pole star award the on a lack of star in the south pole rotate over your house with these spokes of falling stars of of those meteors passing through the atmosphere there's lots of neat things and right now down in australia there's a fabulous desert fireball network that's been established of people who are not just using their digital cameras to track the streaks falling out of the sky.