Tag «earth science»

The Great Acceleration

Hi, this is Alex, from MinuteEarth, and this is the so-called “hockey stick graph”. You’ve probably seen it before, because Earth’s temperature has risen so fast over the last few decades that it looks kind of like a hockey stick. Except, a hockey stick is also a graph of the amount of plastic we make …

Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

From 1600 to 1800, European physics and chemistry went through revolutions that made them quantitative, or numbers-based. Meanwhile, biology remained with natural history, and stuck with observation-based knowledge. But what about the study of the earth? In this field, natural philosophers were asking questions like, what’s up with fossils? Are they the remains of extinct …

The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think

The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think

The ocean is really, really deep, deeper, in fact, than most of us realize. If you were to shave off all of the land from the tops of every continent and island in the world and fill up the ocean’s deepest points with that land, then the entire earth would be covered in an ocean …

The History of Geology

The History of Geology

[ Birds chirping ] [Katelyn Salem:] “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” This quote is from one of the greatest philosophers of ancient history…Michael Crichton. And I think it does a good job of explaining why we’re about …