the sea also rises

There is no friend as loyal as a book. - Ernest Hemingway


photos by paul zizka in western greenland taken september 2015. notes paul, “i love how the night time can turn familiar places into completely different experiences. i also love all the elements of magic associated with astrophotography - aurora, stars, moonlight - and i’m always blown away by all the beauty that the camera reveals but the naked eye cannot see.’

of note: findings recently published in the journal nature have shown that the greenland ice sheet lost 9,013 gigatonnes of water ice from 1900 to 2010, which led to an overall global sea level rise of one inch. the study also found that from 2003 to 2010, the ice sheet lost 1,305 gigatonnes - a rate which is more than twice that for the entire 20th century. 

[ starter calli rly need to get more threads going w/ eunseo!! so hit that heart if you’d like me to write a closed starter specifically for your muse!! if u have more than one ‘n would like to specify, go do it my man and oh!! if we already have a thread going u can still like this!! multiple threads are a fave

Characteristics of Emotions:
  1. Emotions are Complex; they generally consist of several parts or different reactions happening at the same time
  2. Emotions are Automatic: Emotions are involuntary, automatic responses to internal and external events.
  3. Emotions Cannot Be Changed Directly: We can change the events that cause emotional experiences, but we cannot change the experiences directly. We cannot instruct ourselves to feel a particular emotion and then feel it. We cannot use willpower to stop an emotional experience even when we desperately want to.
  4. Emotions Are Sudden, and They Rise and Fall: Emotions ordinarily occur suddenly, although the intensity of a particular emotion may build up slowly over time. They are also like waves in the sea because they rise and fall. Most emotions only last from seconds to minutes.
  5. Emotions are Self-Perpetuating: Once an emotion starts, it keeps restarting itself. We might even save that “emotions love themselves.” This is because when emotions sensitize us to events associated with the emotions. Examples: When we are in a house at night alone and are afraid, every little sound seems like it may be someone breaking in. When we are in love, we see only the positive points of the person we love. Once we are jealous, every time our loved one looks at someone else, it is proof of betrayal.
  6. Emotions have Components: These components are interrelated, and each component influences all others. Thus, although an emotion can be thought of as a complete and transactional systematic response to external and internal events, it can also be very helpful to examine each component separately. A very important take-home message here is that changing just one component can often change the entire emotional response.
  7. Some Emotions are Universal. There are probably about 10-12 universal emotions (e.g. anger, disgust, fear, guilt, joy, jealousy, envy, sadness, shame, surprise, interest, love). People are built with the potential, the biological readiness, for these. Others are learned and are usually some combination of the basic emotions.

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yixing’s “lose control” mv explanation

ok so the mv begins like this:

What’s behind the text reminding us of the song’s title and the fact that it was written, composed, and arranged by the talented Zhang Yixing? Presumably the ocean? Foreshadowing perhaps?

Yes. Sprinkled throughout the mv are scenes of Yixing dancing on this water-like surface before the moon. 

We learn that this water-like surface is actually the ocean when Yixing falls deep into the water.

So what does this mean? Well let’s take a closer look at these two images, the moon and the ocean. From a scientific standpoint, the connection between the moon and ocean is that the gravitational force of the moon contributes to the rise and fall of sea levels. These are also called tides. Familiar?

Yixing endorses the detergent brand Tide. There you have it folks, endorsement king Zhang Yixing keeps his brand pure by dedicating Lose Control to Tide. Thanks for reading and purchase Yixing’s 1st mini album Lose Control on iTunes and purchase Tide at your local grocery store or Wallmart.

I’m screaming right now!!! That might have been my favorite episode of the season so far!!! Bellamy almost confessing his love to Clarke!?!?!? Like what?!?! I cannot belieb this happened! Also sea mechanic rising wow we are blessed, also the mentioned wells!!!??!?!?? I’m on a high right now and I can’t think straight I can’t remember the last time an episode made me feel so good

well slow start to the episode but i enjoyed it bunches over all.

  • loved basically everything kane did in this whole episode
  • monty was utterly beautiful
  • jaha continueing to redeem himself
  • octavia finally cried. girl needed to break for a long time now
  • the whole mad max scene was amazing
  • clarke calling BELLAMY SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!
  • roan being glorious
  • also murphy and raven’s relationship continues to develop and i love it
  • bellarke proved once again how drift compatible they are
  • bellamy proved once again how amazing of a shot he is

just…good epi yo i give it a 7/10
How Climate Change Leads to Volcanoes (Really)

Iceland has always been a natural lab for studying climate change. It may be spared some of the punishment hot, dry places like the American southwest get, but when it comes to glacier melt, few places are hit harder. About 10% of the island nation’s surface area is covered by about 300 different glaciers—and they’re losing an estimated 11 billion tons of ice per year. Not only is that damaging Icelandic habitats and contributing to the global rise in sea levels, it is also—oddly—causing the entire island to rise. And that’s where the trouble begins.

Eleven billion tons of ice weighs, well, 11 billion tons; as that weight flows away, the underlying land decompresses a bit. In the new paper, investigators from the University of Arizona and the University of Iceland analyzed data from 62 GPS sensors that have been arrayed around Iceland—some since as long ago as 1995, others only since 2006 or 2009. But all of the sensors told the same story: Iceland is rising—or rebounding as geologists call it—by 1.4 in. (35 mm) per year.

Fun read…