A NASA climate scientist answers a burning question: Does a polar bear poop in the woods?
CONSTELLATION VELA -
An Early Draft of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue DotQuote
Over at The Atlantic, Rebecca J. Rosen takes a look back at the evolution of that one perfect passage that gives us all the best feels. She marked up the copy above to highlight the differences between this early draft (oh the days of red pen editing!) and the final version, which you can listen to below.
I also highly recommend heading over and checking out Rebecca’s analysis of the meaning of a certain “mote”…
This document comes from the Library of Congress’ Sagan Archives, which were generously donated by Seth MacFarlane. I attended the dedication event last fall, and there was lots of these little tidbits of the legend-in-the-making.
When I got home from that trip, I delivered my thoughts about Carl’s legacy in a video, because it was a touching experience:
Tens of thousands of tons of coal ash have spilled into the Dan River from a closed North Carolina coal plant since Sunday, but drinking water supplies have not been affected, according to municipal officials and the plant’s owner, Duke Energy .
US solar jobs up 20% to 142,000+; solar capacity up 35%: http://bloom.bg/1gmchd5
Years of Living Dangerously - A James Cameron project coming to Showtime this year.
Potential of renewable energy from tidal power in Scotland greater than nuclear; one area could power half of Scotland: http://bit.ly/1jmQlPf