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Wacky Weather Continues Worldwide

Violent storms in the ocean off the U.K. and Ireland areripping off huge chunks of cliffs and hurling the rocks longdistances inland?distances scientists didn't think werepossible. And a tornado has been seen at 12,000 feet inSequoia National Park in the U.S., making it the highestelevation tornado ever recorded. This is something new,since...

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New Evidence Backs Up Superstorm

One of the major criticisms of the film "The Day AfterTomorrow," inspired by Whitley Strieber and Art Bell's book"The Coming Global Superstorm," was that climate changetakes place slowly, not suddenly, as it did in the movie.However, Whitley's research uncovered facts such asnow-extinct mastodons that had been quick-frozen with plantsstill in...

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A Country is Lost

The Maldives will soon be lost underwater. This touristdestination is being drowned by the rising sea level andwill be uninhabitable in one hundred years. Its 360,000citizens will have to find another country to take them in.

Nick Bryant writes in bbcnews.com that Male, the capital ofthe country, is surrounded by a ten-foot-high wall,...

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Saved by Plankton--But Can Plankton be Saved?



We recently wrote that the ocean issaving us fromsome of the ravages of global warming by absorbing carbondioxide. Plankton, the tiny plants that float on the surfaceof the ocean, also have amazing powers: aside from providinghalf the Earth's oxygen and feeding many marine animals,they may be able to change the weather as well.
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The Ocean is Saving Us?For Now

Scientists have discovered that nearly 50% of the carbondioxide that humans have pumped into the atmosphere over thelast 200 years has been absorbed by the ocean. This meansthat greenhouse gases aren't as high as they would beotherwise, meaning global warming has been sloweddown?for now. But what effect does all this CO2 have on thefish so many...

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Wacky Summer Weather

Extreme weather continues to strike without warning aroundthe world and global warming is front page news in manycountries. In the U.S., we have to rely on ourlocal weatherreports, and have no way of knowing that our bizarre,unseasonable weather is being repeated around the globe.There are major floods in areas around the world and Europe,which...

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Why Don't We Worry About the Weather?

We get weather forecasts every day, but not much news aboutglobal warming. U.S. scientists fear that the public "turnsoff" when it hears predictions of climate change, eitherbecause we don't want to face facts or because the subjectis too big to understand. Climate change has apublic relations problem. There have been major indicationsof global...

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Ocean Currents Could Lead to Superstorm

There are more sunspots now than there have been in the last 1,000 years, and this could be a major cause of global warming. Also, vast areas of cold water have suddenly appeared in the North Pacific and North Atlantic, meaning we could be on our way to a Superstorm.

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Alaska is the Canary

The term "canary in the coal mine" refers to miners who used to take canaries in cages with them underground. If the bird expired, they would be warned that oxygen was running low and it was time to go back to the surface. When it comes to global warming, Alaska is the canary in the coal mine, because problems are showing up there first...
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Basic Foods May be Lost

Global warming affects the kinds of foods that can be grown in different areas and scientists worry that the staple foods of specific parts of the world, such as corn in South America, wheat in the West and rice in Asia, may no longer be able to be grown in the areas that rely on them.

Already, warmer nighttime temperatures have led to a...

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The Methane Mystery

As we've written here before, one of the mysteries about global warming events of the past is that huge amounts of the greenhouse gas methane were suddenly released into the atmosphere. Where did this come from, and could it happen again? Scientists think one of the culprits may have been ordinary dirt.

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Time to Test That Movie

Does the film The Day After Tomorrow portray events that could really happen? Instead of arguing about it, computers around the world are going to test it. Environmentalist Mat Collins says, "Extreme scenarios make great films, but for practical planning we need to know how likely it is that such events will actually happen."

Alex Kirby...

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New Bug in Town

One sign that the world is warming up is when insects that normally live in the south start arriving in areas with colder climates. This is happening already in the U.K., where the stink bug?familiar in the American South?is now living. "I'm always reluctant to invoke global warming but it's the only explanation," says Max Barclay, curator of...

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Hot Time: Summer in the City

Some of you know this already: A new report from the U.K. says summers in the city are hotter than ever. And they're going to get even hotter in the future, thanks to global warming.

Why are cities so much hotter than the surrounding countryside? Climatologist Richard Betts says it's because the traffic heats them up more and they retain...

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Either Water or Ice

Scientists want to reassure us that while another ice age, as portrayed in the film The Day After Tomorrow, is definitely in our future, it won't happen again soon. While this may be true in the natural course of events, global warming could cause it reoccur much sooner than expected.

The next Ice Age is at least 15,000 years in our...

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Global Warming?Common or Rare?

Scientists now know that past global warming events were triggered by a gigantic release of methane from the oceans. They want to know where exactly this methane is stored and what causes its release?in case it could happen again.

Julianna Kettlewell writes in bbcnews.com that researchers have found a series of vents in the Nordic Seas...

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The Key & Global Warming

There is a powerful new Dreamland Special available when you spawn the Windows Media Player: the last item on the list is Whitley Strieber's impassioned discussion of the Master of the Key's warnings on climate change that led to Superstorm and the Day After Tomorrow. Those of you who keep up with this website know this secret: a major motion...

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Will an Ice Age Happen Again?

Between 1645 and 1714, Europe experienced a Little Ice Age. Astronomers who worry about The Day After Tomorrow happening again are studying the sun. While a new ice age could be caused by dropping ocean currents, triggered by an ice melt caused by global warming, the sun may be involved as well.

There was almost no sunspot activity...

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First NASA, Now NOAA Silenced by Bush

NOAA scientists are delighted that their institution, in the person of scientist Jack Hall (played by Dennis Quaid), is the star of the major motion picture The Day After Tomorrow. But they administration doesn't like the film's portrayal of Vice-President Dick Cheney, who denies that global warming is on the way. NOAA planned to put up a...

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Last Chance to Get Free Book!

If you become a one-year subscriber by Sunday, June 6 you'll receive a free copy of The Day After Tomorrow, autographed by Whitley. But hurry?this offer is almost over!

NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.

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What's it Like?

In her new diary, Anne Strieber tells what it was like to attend the movie premiere of The Day After Tomorrow. Only Hollywood could have made it snow on the Museum of Natural History in May. She writes, "[The film] has taken a long journey, all the way from a hotel room in Toronto to movie theaters all over the world. It's amazing, when you...

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Tell Us About YOUR Weather

In our latest poll, we ask you if, compared to 5 years ago, your local weather is much more or somewhat more violent and changeable, about the same, or more stable. Instead of just listening to the scientists and the government, we want to find out if global warming is happening to you!

In our last poll, we asked you if the U.S. should...

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Comments on Day After Tomorrow Film

Heather: I just wanted to share with you both that my husband and I are off to the movies this afternoon to go and experience 'The Day After Tomorrow' and I am wearing my unknowncountry.com t-shirt. I hope I get at least one person there to recognize it?LATER: Price of 2 adult movie tickets: $14.00 Price of one small popcorn and a large water...

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The Day After Tomorrow

The media is flooding the world with the false claim that a storm such as the one depicted in Art Bell and Whitley Strieber's The Coming Global Superstorm and the new movie The Day After Tomorrow cannot happen. They are using claims from scientists, mostly funded by the oil industry, to lull the public into a state of indifference about this...

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Climate Change Faster Than Expected

On the weekend of the opening of The Day After Tomorrow, researcher James Lovelock says climate change may be proceeding much more quickly than previously thought. This report comes at a time when the main criticism of the film is that everything happens much faster than it will in reality.

In the Independent, Michael McCarthy writes...

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The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow opens in thousands of theaters worldwide today, one of the largest movie openings in recent history. Whitley and Anne and Art and Ramona Bell attended the premiere on Monday, and Whitley offers his thoughts about the way the media is responding to the movie in his new journal. He does NOT agree with the media's...

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Chicago is Sinking While Canada is Rising

We know that Venice and New Orleans are sinking?but Chicago? It turns out that melting Canadian glaciers are causing the land around Chicago to sink.The ground underneath the city is sinking at less than an inch a year, but this could eventually be enough to cause flooding.

Researchers at Northwestern University used 10 years of readings...

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Climate Change Makes World a Duller Place

Climate change will affect the world's poor more drastically than rich nations, but the rich will suffer too. For all of us, the world will become a much duller place.

Many of the impacts of global warming are not life-threatening for humans, but will reduce the quality of life. Dan Whipple writes, "A lot of these components?free-...

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It's a Wetter World

Australian scientists say the Earth may be saved from the worst effects of global warming by the fact that a warmer planet is also a wetter planet. This encourages more plants to grow and soak up the greenhouse gases. However, a wetter world means migration to a New World for some Pacific islanders.

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Scientists Back Superstorm Film

Despite government pressure on NASA not to support the scenario in The Day After Tomorrow, scientists are backing the science behind the film. The part of the film most of them object to has to do with the compression of events that they think will happen gradually. Marine physicist Tim Barnett says, "What happens will frankly be worse than...

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