Wessie wants you all think about this oddity… Breaking the Horizon – Two Days Early
“Several weeks ago, the sun rose two days earlier than normal in Greenland. This news spread fast around the world. While some people cried out that this was a foreshadowing of a 2012 disaster, others blamed global warming or optical illusions.
You may be thinking “the sun rises every day, why is this a news story”, but in Greenland the sun doesn’t rise every day. Days are dark for several months in the winter because of the country’s location and the sun is never high enough to break the horizon.
Residents of Ilulissat, Greenland, a small town on the western coast, see the sun every year on 13 January. However, this year the sun actually rose two days early on 11 January around 1pm.” Read more at http://www.organicbugblog.com/
Wessie asks -” Is it becoming too warm? What are your thoughts on this story? Is global warming the cause or do you believe another theory?” Let him know in a comment.
Did you noticed the French theme the last week? Vaboom is pleased to have a new international friend. It is such a nice way to learn words, culture and views of life. Environmental words are the most exciting to her. She giggles for all she knows now is “Jacques Cousteau.” She looked up “Environmental” to see what the French would be and she found “du milieu; de l’environnement, écologiste.” She likes the sound of “écologiste” – so that will be her word of the week, and our topic in general this week. Her New French Friend will be visiting Botaniums soon, and you too will get to meet him!
In admiration of Ecoology Week it was voted that Wessie (Wes) would be the spokesman for this topic this week.
As you may remember –“ Wes soars high above the lands and sea to keep an eye both the Botaniumus citizens as well as the “others” i.e. the WoMes (us humans.) Wes’s job is Liaison of Botaniums and WoMes.To keep the “green lifestyle” active for both sides and incorporate great ideas from one to the other.