No, we’re really not kitten you – you can now show your pampered pet that you love them. Here’s more about the day.
Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the lowest level of the atmosphere, the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the averaging of atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, “weather” is generally understood to mean the weather of Earth.
Weather is driven by air pressure, temperature and moisture differences between one place and another. These differences can occur due to the sun’s angle at any particular spot, which varies with latitude. The strong temperature contrast between polar and tropical air gives rise to the largest scale atmospheric circulations: the Hadley Cell, the Ferrel Cell, the Polar Cell, and the jet stream. Weather systems in the mid-latitudes, such as extratropical cyclones, are caused by instabilities of the jet streamflow. Because the Earth’s axis is tilted relative to its orbital plane, sunlight is incident at different angles at different times of the year. On Earth’s surface, temperatures usually range ±40 °C (−40 °F to 100 °F) annually. Over thousands of years, changes in Earth’s orbit can affect the amount and distribution of solar energy received by the Earth, thus influencing long-term climate and global climate change.
Surface temperature differences in turn cause pressure differences. Higher altitudes are cooler than lower altitudes, as most atmospheric heating is due to contact with the Earth’s surface while radiative losses to space are mostly constant. Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location. The Earth’s weather system is a chaotic system; as a result, small changes to one part of the system can grow to have large effects on the system as a whole. Human attempts to control the weather have occurred throughout history, and there is evidence that human activities such as agriculture and industry have modified weather patterns.
Studying how the weather works on other planets has been helpful in understanding how weather works on Earth. A famous landmark in the Solar System, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, is an anticyclonic storm known to have existed for at least 300 years. However, the weather is not limited to planetary bodies. A star’s corona is constantly being lost to space, creating what is essentially a very thin atmosphere throughout the Solar System. The movement of mass ejected from the Sun is known as the solar wind.
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A beach is a landform alongside a body of water which consists of loose particles. The particles composing a beach are typically made from rock, such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles. The particles can also be biological in origin, such as mollusc shells or coralline algae.
Some beaches have man-made infrastructure, such as lifeguard posts, changing rooms, showers, shacks and bars. They may also have hospitality venues (such as resorts, camps, hotels, and restaurants) nearby. Wild beaches, also known as undeveloped or undiscovered beaches, are not developed in this manner. Wild beaches can be appreciated for their untouched beauty and preserved nature.
Beaches typically occur in coastal areas where wave or current action deposits and reworks sediments. August 8 is International Cat Day when we celebrate our furry friends When is International Cat Day?
International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8 around the globe each year.
The day is a full 24 hours when we can worship our pampered pets.
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It began in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and other animal rights groups to celebrate the most popular pet on the planet.
The Ecology Global Network estimates that there are about 600million small cats in the world.
This includes pets, strays, homeless and feral cats.
The number of wild cats is estimated at about 100million.
Cats come in many different shapes, sizes and colours How can we celebrate International Cat Day?
People across the globe celebrate on social media.
Many tweet memes, videos and
pictures of their pets’ crazy antics using the hashtag #InternationalCatDay.
And even the No10 Downing Street cat Larry gets in on the action by tweeting about it every year, as do moggies from other government departments.
You can celebrate this special day by volunteering at a cat rescue centre or just by donating food and blankets.
Other ways to show how much you love moggies is by donating to a cat charity.
You could even visit a cat cafe.
On the other hand you could just give your own pet an extra ear scratch, a cat toy… or as a special treat a bit of cat nip.
Ginger cats are very popular among owners around the worldCredit: Splitpics.uk Why do we celebrate International Cat Day?
The day is a big deal for all the cat lovers across the globe.
According to pfma.org.uk in the
UK alone there are 8million pet cats.
The most popular location for pet cats is in the
South East where 890,000 households own a cat.
Black cats often find it hard to find a home
And Cleaner Paws website states that pet ownership has increased across the world in the past 10 years, with around 57 per cent of households owning a pet.
They stated that despite dogs being the number one pet globally, cats are not far behind.
America is home to the most cats, totalling 74.1million.
So having a special day in which to celebrate our furry, feline friends is a must!
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Why are black cats not so popular with pet owners?
In January 2018, it was revealed that black cats are being abandoned as they don’t look good in owners’ selfies.
They used to be hard to rehome because of their association with witchcraft.
Christine Bayka, 67, founder of The Moggery in Bristol, says these days it is because they don’t look good in social media posts.
Christine said: “It’s worse now because black cats don’t show up in selfies.
“It’s an increasing problem. It’s definitely got harder because of selfies.”
The RSPCA confirmed: “More black and black and white cats come into care than any other colour.”
Sharon Hewing is desperately trying to look after and re-home 150 cats