Earth – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:10:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 Mass extinctions made life on Earth more diverse – and might again http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/mass-extinctions-made-life-on-earth-more-diverse-and-might-again/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/09/16/mass-extinctions-made-life-on-earth-more-diverse-and-might-again/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:03:27 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=32441 In the past half-billion years, Earth has been hit again and again by mass extinctions, wiping out most species on the planet. And every time, life recovered and ultimately went on to increase in diversity. Is life just incredibly resilient, or is something else going on? Could mass extinctions actually help life diversify and succeed …

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Earth Is a Lot Greener Than It Was 20 Years Ago http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/05/earth-is-a-lot-greener-than-it-was-20-years-ago/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/05/earth-is-a-lot-greener-than-it-was-20-years-ago/#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:52:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26263 Earth is a lot greener than it was 20 years ago. What sounds like a reason to celebrate should be taken with a grain of salt. Leafy green areas that have been added to the Earth’s surface since 2000 and were catalogued by NASA satellite MODIS appeared because of reforestation as well as agricultural activity. …

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We can save the Earth. Here’s how http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/we-can-save-the-earth-heres-how/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/09/24/we-can-save-the-earth-heres-how/#respond Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:03:54 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=20816 We hear a lot about how terrible the world is today. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising, scientists’ extreme weather predictions appear to be coming true, the air in our cities is becoming dangerous, groundwater is getting scarce, ocean health and fish stocks are declining, forests and natural habitats are being destroyed, plastic in our ocean is out of control and researchers warn that …

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This visualization shows 20 years of Earth’s seasons and the disturbing impact of climate change http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/12/11/visualization-shows-20-years-earths-seasons-disturbing-impact-climate-change/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/12/11/visualization-shows-20-years-earths-seasons-disturbing-impact-climate-change/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:09:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=12580 In just 250 seconds you can watch 20 years of seasons flash by – polar ice caps shrink and grow again, while in more temperate climates the land darkens as plants grow, only to become paler as winter approaches. The animation, created for NASA, is not a cartoon of how the changing seasons might look …

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What happens in an internet minute in 2017? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/09/11/happens-internet-minute-2017/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2017/09/11/happens-internet-minute-2017/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:44:04 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=8806 Just a month ago, it was revealed that Facebook has more than two billion active monthly users. That means that in any given month, more than 25% of Earth’s population logs in to their Facebook account at least once. This kind of scale is almost impossible to grasp. Here’s one attempt to put it in perspective: imagine …

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