ECOSYSTEM: “Harvey, Houston, and the Science of Wetlands” / Watching the Hawks RT / Tabetha Wallace, and Tyrel Ventura ☮

Why has Hurricane Harvey exacted such devastating flooding on the city of Houston? The city’s mistreatment of its wetlands may be part of the reason, as Watching the Hawks’ Tabetha Wallace explains.

CRITICAL THINKING: “Seven Times Carl Sagan Went Intellectual Beast Mode” / ScienceNET ☮

Carl Sagan was ahead of his time – many of the statements in this video are still extremely relevant today. Please enjoy these seven intellectual “beast mode” worthy moments with Carl Sagan.

SCIENTIFIC LITERACY: “Bill Nye to CNN: ‘Knock Yourselves Out’ Over ‘Climate Change Denier’ Meteorologist Live on Air” ☮

The Science Guy himself Bill Nye was brought in to CNN’s New Day this morning to examine some of the devastating effects of the flooding in Louisiana that has left over 60,000 homes badly damaged.

“I don’t ave the answer to this,” he said of the crisis, “but it’s going to get worse. It’s certainly going to get worse,” Nye told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Al Gore Warns of 3rd Party “Dangers”, Ignores Democrats’ Lack of Climate Action” / Ring of Fire / Farron Cousins ☮

Al Gore understands just how dangerous 3rd party candidates can be in a tight election, but you can’t justify that by claiming the Democrats are any better on issues like climate change. There’s little indication that the Democrats currently in power – and the ones who could be in power in just a few months – have any real intentions of acting on climate change. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.