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Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 9, 2019

[MUSIC] Our last video gave you a nice, neat list of facts explaining why scientists are so sure that climate change is real and that humans are the main cause. We’ve filled libraries with reports and graphs and books about climate change, more facts than you can shake a hockey stick at. Still, four out […]

8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!

8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 28, 2019

We know more about some other planets than the deep sea, but scientists at places like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are sending eyes in to the darkness in the form of remotely operated submersibles beaming back some amazingly odd images. The green blobs inside the barreleye fish’s transparent skull are actually its eyes […]

The 12 Days of Evolution – Complete Series!

The 12 Days of Evolution – Complete Series!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 22, 2019

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] A smart person once said “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” Evolution is what lets us understand the history of life. We’re used to seeing things change over time. But biological evolution is about something more. Centuries of observing nature has shown us that all life is […]

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. […]

How Many Trees Are There?

How Many Trees Are There?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 8, 2019

[MUSIC] This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. [MUSIC] The world’s tallest tree reaches 380 feet into the sky. One giant sequoia is made of enough wood to fill a 747. One baobab tree in South Africa is so wide that they put a pub inside it. These enormous trees might be rooted in […]

Inside an ADORABLE Sea Otter Adoption Program!

Inside an ADORABLE Sea Otter Adoption Program!

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 8, 2019

Otters are cute, curious, playful, cute, intelligent, fluffy, and did I mention cute? But they’re more than just adorable animals, otters are the cornerstone of one very important ecosystem. Otters are gardeners of the kelp forest. Their diet consists mainly of marine invertebrates like sea urchins and abalone, which feed on kelp. Too many urchins […]

Why People Don't Believe In Climate Science