Source : National Geographic

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Source : National Geographic

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Chemistry jokes

I decided to post for fun some bad chemistry jokes ..because all the good ones Argon.

Lost an electron?
Well, he should’ve kept an ion it…

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A neutron walked into a bar and said “I’d like a beer, please.”

After the bartender gave him one, he said “How much will that be?”

“For you?” said the bartender “No charge.”

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Q: Did you hear oxygen went on a date with potassium?
A: It went OK.

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Helium walks into a bar,
The bar tender says “We don’t serve noble gasses in here.”
Helium doesn’t react.

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Two chemists go into a restaurant.
The first one says “I think I’ll have an H2O.”
The second one says “I think I’ll have an H2O too” — and he died.

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Q: What did the scientist say when he found 2 isotopes of helium?
A: HeHe

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Little Willie was a chemist. Little Willie is no more. What he thought was H2O was H2SO4.

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 I would like to apologize for not adding more jokes… but I only update them…. periodically!

Citation:

http://inorganicventures.com

9gag.com

What is the best way to combat the tragedy of the commons?

I believe that the tragedy of the commons ,being an unavoidable result of the human greed is an extremely tough problem to solve. Anything that is related to a behavioral pattern of people, repeated around the world, only to show how egoistic and self centered the human race can be, is difficult to be altered. The reason is that ,as the name of the phenomenon suggests, the scale becomes so immense that it becomes a tragedy; a tragedy that although can be predicted as a possible reality to come,from a considerably early stage, is treated superficially and with indifference.

Maybe at first slightly utopic yet proven historically, the solution to the problem is a common agreement; yet to a degree enforced. By using the term common agreement I mean a consent by not only all fishermen but also by the government as well as global organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature. To set a realistic example as a guide, in 2007 due to overfishing, black caviar’s harvest and sale was banned in Russian by IUNC. However, the measures were taken only when the breed came close to extinction. I consider that prevention is the best therapy and when it come to “healing” the earth it is essential to act before the problem appears.

Therefore, I suggest that the coordination of every possible factor, not only individually (through raising awareness globally, primarily via education), but also by efficient organizations that collaborate with “environmentally friendly” governments is the best plausible solution.

Initiation

  • College & I.

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Making an introduction concerning myself, I would like to say that I am currently at my third semester in college,studying Media and Communications. It is a both interesting and fun subject to choose ,including classes from deep and meaningful poetry to science classes such as ecology, which is also responsible for the creation of this blog.

  • Blogging Ambitions.

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Now that you know the reason why the blog has been created I would like to explain it’s aim as well. The posts will be dealing with environmental issues. In other words, I will be posting about anything that relates to how the living and non living things interact with each other. Gradually, more and more subjects will be explored through an educational approach, including not only useful but also interesting information.

  • An intriguing for me subject.

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A matter that I find really fascinating is animal extinction. I would like to go deeper into the reasons of extinction as well as ways of preventing it. Furthermore, I consider ecosystem structures and their natural adaptation to new conditions captivating .

  •  An environmental issue that I consider important.

The ice melting is an issue for which I heard a lot about during last year. The climate around the world is changing rapidly and the poles face the terrible consequences. However, the biggest impact will be on human beings as, unless something is done drastically in order to prevent the catastrophe , the worse are yet to come.Therefore,flooding and endangered natural habitant are vitally important issues to be carefully examined.

  • Physical Topography in Thessaloniki.

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Living in Thessaloniki I am lucky ,as a citizen, to have around a strikingly rich variety when it comes to natural topography. Surrounded by the gulf of Thermaikos, my town belongs to the broader geographical area of Macedonia. Well known are my area’s mountains such Chortiatis in the homonymous municipality as well as Vertiskos in Langadas and Kerdilio which belongs to the territory Volvi. Additionally, Thessaloniki’s biggest lakes are Volvi and Koronia. Last but not least, Macedonia’s three biggest rivers are Aliakmonas, Nestos and Strimonas in size order regarding their kilometers.

  • Environmental problems.

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One of Thessaloniki’s major environmental problems is pollution, concerning both air and water. More specifically, due to industrialisation and policy problems, combined with climatic conditions that favor formation of photochemicals that trap pollutants close to the ground, smog is a dramatic problem for my city. Also, due to the town’s port,Thermaikos gulf has been polluted vastly.

Sources :

http://www.ypes.gr/el/Regions/

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gr.html

http://www.lagadas.net/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=2627

http://www.arnotts.co.nz/about-us/arnotts-and-the-environment.aspx