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NASA Made The Invisible Visible, And Now I Feel A Bit Sick

Here's a two-minute visualization of something happening on our planet that you're not gonna forget.

NASA Made The Invisible Visible, And Now I Feel A Bit Sick

For most of the world, 2014 was hot. In fact, it was the Hottest. Year. Ever.


Or at least since us humans started recording such things.

Here's what that looked like in some places:


A major cause for all this heat is above our heads in the atmosphere.

It can be kind of hard to grasp ... until now.

NASA just made it awesomely concrete. They've created a visualization of CO2 emissions around the world for every day in 2006.

The kicker of the visualization for me was being able to see exactly where a lot of those emissions come from.

And also, many of the places most vulnerable to climate change are the lowest emitters of CO2.


And plants play a huge role by taking up CO2 during spring and summer and NOT absorbing it in fall and winter. Yikes!


Here it is in action:

I now have a whole new way of thinking about what's going on in that blue sky above my head.

Albert Einstein

One of the strangest things about being human is that people of lesser intelligence tend to overestimate how smart they are and people who are highly intelligent tend to underestimate how smart they are.

This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect and it’s proven every time you log onto Facebook and see someone from high school who thinks they know more about vaccines than a doctor.

The interesting thing is that even though people are poor judges of their own smarts, we’ve evolved to be pretty good at judging the intelligence of others.

“Such findings imply that, in order to be adaptive, first impressions of personality or social characteristics should be accurate,” a study published in the journal Intelligence says. “There is accumulating evidence that this is indeed the case—at least to some extent—for traits such as intelligence extraversion, conscientiousness, openness, and narcissism, and even for characteristics such as sexual orientation, political ideology, or antigay prejudice.”

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Talia Schulhof (aka @taliasc) had to know she had all the makings of a viral-worthy TikTok when she posted:

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If she didn’t know before, the now 10 million views are a sure indicator. People are loving this adorably wholesome video.

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