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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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Vote in Sci Fi Poll

This week, the Sci Fi channel is running a poll about the new movie The Day After Tomorrow based on The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber. Sci Fi is owned by Fox, the company that is also distributing the movie. They ask: "Do you believe such a scenario is possible?" So far, about 4,000 people have voted. 48% say, "Yes....

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NASA Can Talk After All

In an earlier story, we reported that the White House issued an order stating that "No one from NASA is to do interviews or otherwise comment on anything having to do with" the film The Day After Tomorrow. But NASA public affairs administrator Glenn Mahone now says, "We encourage our researchers to openly answer all appropriate questions...

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Is Climate Change on the Way?

Our readers and listeners are some of the best informed people around, when it comes to global warming. So in our new poll, we decided to ask you if you think sudden climate change is on its way in the next few years.

In our last poll, we asked you about your religion. 25% of you are Catholics, 21% are Moderate Christians and 19% are...

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A Couple of "Nuts" Told the Truth

Whitley writes in his new Journal: "As the currents in the world's oceans show signs of slowing and the initial phases of sudden climate change become noticeable across the planet, "The Day After Tomorrow," the mega-movie inspired by The Coming Global Superstorm is due to hit the screens on May 28?Despite the fact that Twentieth Century Fox is...

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Will New Movie Wake People Up?

This weekend's Drudge Report says, "Employees at NASA have been told not to comment publicly on Fox's new summer fuss-film The Day After Tomorrow" for fear that "moviegoers will be alarmed enough to blame the Bush administration for inattention to climate change. 'No one from NASA is to do interviews or otherwise comment on anything having to...

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First Robin Seen in Far North

In Spring, many of us look for signs that the weather is warming, and one of these is the first sighting of a robin. Recently Inuits living in Northern Canada had the same experience?for the first time ever. Are robins in the far north a sign of global warming?

Martin Mittelstaedt writes for the Canada Globe & Mail that the Inuits (...

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Ice Sheet Melt Will Drown Coastal Cities

The Greenland ice sheet will eventually melt away, according to a new computer study. When this happens, sea levels will rise by 23 feet, flooding most of the world's coastal regions. Most major cities are situated on coasts, because they grew up as ports and trading centers. Climatologist Jonathan Gregory says this will "probably be...

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Memo to Congress: Deny, Deny, Deny

We earlier reported that scientists are complaining that the Bush administration is promoting junk science in order to justify its programs. Now an internal memo that was sent to Republican congressmen about the upcoming Presidential election has been leaked. It tells them to say things like "global warming is not a fact," "links between air...

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Carbon Dioxide at Record Levels

Despite new concern about the dangers of global warming, carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, has reached record high levels in the atmosphere. Climatologist Ralph Keeling says, "We are moving into a warmer world." Why is this happening now, despite new awareness of the problem?

Charles J. Hanley quotes NOAA's Pieter Tans as saying...

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African Wars Caused by Weather

In the February 1994 edition of the Atlantic Monthly, researcher Robert Kaplan wrote an article called "The Coming Anarchy," stating that, "For a while the media will continue to ascribe riots and other violent upheavals...mainly to ethnic and religious conflict. But as these conflicts multiply, it will become apparent that something else is...

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NASA Warns of Coming Climate Change

The idea that global warming could send North America and Western Europe into an ice age within a few decades can no longer be called a conspiracy theory by skeptics, now that NASA is taking it seriously.

According to the NASA website: "The thawing of sea ice covering the Arctic could disturb or even halt large currents in the Atlantic...

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Pentagon Report: Tempest in a Teacup?

The authors of the secret Pentagon global warming report now say they were only reporting a "worst case" scenario. Futurologist Peter Schwartz says that "unlikely though such events are, such studies are valuable?as valuable as if, say, someone in the 1990s had investigated the highly unlikely looking possibility that someone would try to...

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