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Scott Sutherland

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With over 10 years experience as a meteorologist and a lifelong passion for science backing him up, Scott Sutherland has focused his knowledge and enthusiasm into a career as a science writer and science communicator. Scott’s weather and science expertise, along with his knack for presenting science in an entertaining and accessible way, gives readers a unique insight into the phenomena that shape our world and beyond. In particular, Scott is passionate about the topics of weather and climate, astronomy and space science - especially human space exploration and our robotic investigation of the solar system. Scott is also committed to presenting the evidence and issues surrounding human-enhanced global warming and the impact this is having on our planet's climate and environment, as well as advocating for clean energy and action to reduce pollution and the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Raindrops Impossible - MinutePhysics

Raindrops are impossible: The science behind nature's trick


Image from LightSail - Planetary Society

LightSail awakes! Experimental spaceship opens solar sails


MarsPolar - Journey from blue to red

Martian-born babies part of the plan


deer_twins2

Head transplants: One doctor's plan to make it happen


Tesla Energy - Elon Musk

Elon Musk unveils 'missing piece' for a clean energy future


Solar Prominence April 28 - NASA/ESA

Watch a giant solar filament lash out like a striking cobra


Messenger over Mercury - NASA

NASA's mission to Mercury comes to a 'dramatic' end


3D Pillars of Creation - ESO

See Hubble's 'Pillars of Creation' like never before


Jet Contrails - UGC

Clouds left by jets spark protests


Hubble in orbit - NASA/ESA

How to celebrate 25 yrs of a Space Telescope


New Canada map comparison

Here's why Canada's new official map has more Arctic sea ice


Minute Earth Clouds

Science Behind the Weather: How clouds form


Pluto Charon blurriest colour - NASA

It's blurry, but first photo of Pluto is here


BC Fuel Spill - News 1130 Twitter

FAQ: What is bunker fuel, and why to avoid it


Eclipse Full Montage - Griffith Observatory

Missed it? Watch Saturday's lunar eclipse


Catatumbo lightning - Wikipedia

The lightning 'capital' of the world


NASA asteroid capture boulder

NASA to give the Moon a tiny moon of its own


Allergy - June 5, 2013.

Air pollution may be supercharging allergies


Sea Ice Max, Feb 25, 2015 - NASA

It's Official: Arctic sea ice reaches new low


Warmest winter - NOAA

Earth just had its warmest winter on record


Corrugated Milky Way - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Whoa! Our galaxy just got a lot bigger


Pacific Decadal Oscillation - Wikimedia

Global warming 'false pause'


Curiosity Mojave Science - NASA

The no. 1 science selfie on the Internet


Moon iPhone - Andrew Symes Twitter

How to take awesome photos of the moon


G2 gas cloud around supermassive black hole - ESO

Incredible extremes from the far reaches of the universe


SDO 5 years - NASA

Celebrating five years of staring at the Sun


Nor'easter - March 2014 - NOAA

Weather Science: What is a nor'easter?


Noreaster sea surface temp anomalies - nullschool.net

Nine spectacular maps show nor'easter forming


Dark tornado

Deadly tornado outbreak linked to smoke


Buffalo Snow - Capital Weather Gang Tweet

Science of Snow: Can a roof collapse?


mars_internet0202

For Science! The Internet on Mars (seriously)


Earth in Infrared - NASA/James Tyrwhitt-Drake

Catch a glimpse of the invisible Earth


Super Saturn exoplanet - Ron Miller

'Super Saturn' could harbour Earth-sized moon


half_snow_sun2

Warmer world, bigger snowstorms. Here's why


US Senate - Wikimedia Commons

Warming acknowledged, but it's not our fault


NASA NOAA 2014 Warmest Year

Global warming marches on


Greenland Ice Flows - NASA Goddard

Greenland's icesheet: Sponge or swiss cheese?


Whirlpool Galaxy M51 - Hubble/NASA/ESA

Milky Way arm goes all the way around


Exotravel Gravity Super Earth - NASA

Plan an exciting interstellar getaway


Southern Lights - Jan 7 - Twitter

'Sneaky' solar storm sparks amazing auroras


Potentially habitable exoplanet - CfA

Astronomers close in on finding Earth's twin


Dec 2013 - Nov 2014 Temp Anomalies - NASA-GISS

Six graphics reveal 2014 as warmest on record


NASA Polar Jet animation

The science of in-flight turbulence


Andromeda Galaxy

What to watch for in space, 2015 edition


NuSTAR X-rays from the Sun - NASA

NASA X-rayed our Sun and turned up a rainbow


AB lightning - July 11, 2013

Thunderstorms spotted blasting out gamma rays


Kepler K2 mission - NASA

Super-Earth is newest find by Kepler 'reborn'


Ancient Earth water underground - UofT

'Sleeping Giant' of ancient Earth water found


June 29 Voyager Thumb

Solar tsunami is longest Voyager has seen yet


Lima Climate Talks - UN COP20

Climate change 'deadlock'


TWITTER- Curiosity

Mars may have been more Earth-like for longer


Solar Ribbon Flare - NASA

Three amazing views of 'weather' on the Sun


Geminid meteor shower - NASA

Geminids: The best meteor shower of the year


Comet 67P gas plumes - ESA

Rosetta comet water unlike anything on Earth


California Drought Satellite Images

Nature-made, but artificially enhanced


TWITTER- UK tornado plane

Luggage overweight? Blame global warming


PHL Habitable planets

The heated search for Earth-like worlds


Hottest October 2014 - NASA

October 2014 goes down as hottest on record


TWITTER - Buffalo snow.png

Snow science: How did Buffalo see 65 inches?


Nature Run CO2 - NASA Goddard

'Nature Run' blankets Earth in carbon dioxide


Beru, Kiribati - NASA

Climate Change: 200 million displaced by 2050


Rosetta-Philae - Welcome to a Comet - ESA

First photos arrive from famed comet landing


Rosetta mission - Philae on the Comet's surface

Big deal: Rosetta comet may explain all of us


Rosetta and Philae at comet

Rosetta comet landing 'ridiculously hard'


Nuri Teleconnections - Wed Highlights

Nuri's fury sets up Canada for Arctic blast


TWITTER- Space selfie

Space Science: The movies that got it right


Birth of Planets - HL Tau - NRAO

Astonishing new view of the birth of worlds


G2 gas cloud around supermassive black hole - ESO

Milky Way's massive black hole has a friend


X3.1-class flare - Oct 24, 2014 - NASA SDO

Angry giant tracks across the face of the Sun


iceberg_fall

New climate change report is 'grim'


Gravity Experiment - ball vs feathers - BBC TWO

Ball and feather experiment is jaw-dropping


Japan landslide

Landslide! When gravity wins, the earth moves


Salk Polio Google doodle

Google Doodle honours famed polio vaccine


Elon Musk MIT talk - Artificial Intelligence

'Summoning the demon'


Apr 27 tornado outbreak

Deadly tornado swarms are on the increase


Bermuda - Calm Before Gonzalo

The Calm Before the Storm: Does it exist?


NASA JPL Mission Control - Scott Sutherland

Step into the Center of Our Universe at JPL


Sept 2014 Temp Anomalies Hemisphere - NASA GISS

Sept. 2014 is latest victim of global warming


Antarctic Sea Ice Maximum 2014

Antarctic sea ice reaches record maximum


ocean - sept 5, 2013

Alarm raised over ocean acidification


Planetary Society - We See Thee Rise - Oct 1, 2014

How Canadians shaped the space program


UGC eclipse

Rare lunar eclipse visible Wednesday morning


TWITTER- MB flooding

Extreme Weather and Climate Change


Sept 28 Volcano

Volcano science: What happened at Mt. Ontake?


President Obama UN Climate Summit - UN Photo/Cia Pak

UN Summit gives hope on climate change action


Mars Science Exploration Rover - CPSX-UWO

Mock Mars mission tests Canadian science


Airbus sensory isolation helmet

Sweet relief for anxious flyers


Hayley Todesco - Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Canadian 'wows' with oilsands project


Sept 9 Snow Not happy

The Science Behind Summer Snow


Volcanado - Nicarnica Aviation YouTube

Volcan-ado spotted in Iceland


TWITTER- Marie

'Where the powerful storms now live'


Brain-eating Amoeba - ABC News YouTube

Brain-eating amoeba sparks emergency


Hawking Intel Connected Wheelchair - YouTube

Introducing the 'smart' wheelchair


Space Sex Gecko - Roscosmos

The space sex geckos are dead


Global Warming Pause

Dire warning on climate change


Feb 1 Arda robot

The robots are taking our jobs


Mars Curiosity rover at Windjana - June 24, 2014

Mars takes harsh toll on explorers


Ultraviolet Freckles

Amazing video shows how the Sun sees our skin


NASA Stardust

Canadian helps discover grains of space dust


oil_well

Troubling rise in Oklahoma earthquake events


NASA Polar Jet animation

Global warming linked to extreme weather


Shark

Shark bites: 5 common shark myths


Wind turbine - July 4, 2013

Ignoring wind farm 'clutter'


mosquito

Genetically-modified mozzies to end disease


ANU Wave Tractor Beam - YouTube

Scientists turn water waves into tractor beam


Aug 3 Ebola

CDC hosts Q and A about 'secret Ebola serum'


LEGO Women in STEM

Playing with LEGOs 'Like a Girl'


Forest Fire

Connection in climate change and wildfires


Rosetta Comet Composite - August 5

How to: Putting a lander down on a comet


Mars Curiosity Selfie closeup

Images from Mars: How do they do it?


Crash skyway

The science of bridge damage


Mars Curiosity rover at Windjana - June 24, 2014

Rovers deliver amazing pictures from Mars


Mars2020 Rover

New rover 'critical step' in journey to Mars


FLEX Cool Flame - NASA-ISS-UC-SanDiego

Eureka: Cool-burning flames on ISS


Artificial Leaf Julian Melchiorri

Man-made 'Silk Leaf' turns light into oxygen


Comet Siding Spring Mars approach

Mars orbiters to 'duck and cover' from comet


Ebola doctors via YouTube BBC

Ebola outbreak 2014: Should we be worried?


Opportunity breaks off-world record

Opportunity breaks off-world driving record!


Asteroid strike

New study: Dino extinction a case of bad luck


EnvCan Sea Surface Temps - July 23, 2014

El Niño update: less 'super', more 'modoki'


Ross Lockwood hitching from Mars

Crew back on 'Earth' after mock Mars mission


Tylenol - labeled for reuse

How does Tylenol work? Surprise! No one knows


Moon Landing, American Flag

Moon Landing: Happen or Hoax?


Mystery crater Yamal Siberia

Mystery crater at 'the end of the world'


climate change - NASA goddard Space Center.png

Worldwide indicators point to warming planet


USGS Mars Geology map

New map of Mars is jaw-dropping


airplane - March 17, 2014.

Secret to beating jet lag unveiled


moon - UGC - June 11, 2014.png2

Biggest full moons of the year


May 20 Venus lightning

Living on Venus might be easy


Hurricane Arthur map - July 3 2014.png

Will Hurricane Arthur be another Earl?


Drone In Flight - Wikipedia

Drone use above the law


Diamond white dwarf star - NRAO/AUI/NSF

Dead star may be a Earth-sized diamond


wall cloud - June 17, 2013

Four most-important words: Stay in the truck!


Exoplanet Beta Pictoris b

Is Pluto hiding a bigger planet?


Obama mocks climate deniers

Obama mocks climate deniers


shark - Hermanus Backpackers - Flickrcreativecommons

Sharks eating sharks (we're serious)


asteroid - nasa - march 5, 2014.

Truck-sized asteroid skims Earth


Ocean Acidification fossil

Oceans acidifying 10x faster than ever before


Coal burning plant - Arnold Paul - June 13, 2013

Canada lags behind U.S. carbon plan


SpaceX Dragon v2 Orbital Flight

SpaceX's Dragon: 5 amazing things


Andromeda Galaxy

Gamma Ray Burst or Bust?


ocean - sept 5, 2013

Global warming's 'evil twin' threatens oceans


Gavin Heffernan meteor shower 1

Meteor storm forecast was a bust


hurricane floyd

Predicting the 2014 hurricane season


Greenland - Mark Robinson - Twitter

U.S. wildfires fueling glacier melt


kepler 2 - aug 23, 2013

NASA's planet-hunter gets second light


jupiter_thumb

Incredible shrinking Red Spot


hurricane floyd

New: Severe storms target coasts, not tropics


Antarctic ice loss Rignot

Glacier melt is 'unstoppable'


NASA SUN - March 24, 2014

Astronomers find Sun's big brother


May 10 Sunset Jim Middleton VV

Climate change: What can Canadians do?


Allergy - June 5, 2013.

First Polar, now the Pollen Vortex? Get ready


Mauna Loa - May 13, 2013.

Dangerous path: CO2 levels skyrocket


Solar Twisters

Solar twisters on the Sun


May 4 Star Wars

May the Fourth: The science of wow


flare2 - May 14, 2013

Powerful solar storm nearly hit Earth in 2012


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Drugs don't work: WHO fear over antibiotics


Flickr Pic

Wilderness WiFi divides Canadians


tornadoes_space

Tornado outbreak seen from space


tornado outbreak - wikimedia commons - april 3, 2014.

Why is the U.S. Midwest so prone?


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