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Secret Pentagon Global Warming Report

The Pentagon's secret climate report warns that in next 20 years, there could be a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters. Major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas and Britain will have a "Siberian" climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, major droughts, famine and widespread rioting will spread...

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Scientists Say Bush Government Lied

A report by 60 top scientists, including 20 Nobel Prize winners, says the Bush government distorts scientific facts "to prevent the appearance of advice that might run counter to the administration's political agenda." Dr. Kurt Gottfried says, "We are not?taking issue with the administration's policies. We are taking issue with the...

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How Farming Can Reverse Climate Change

We recently wrote about how the world survived past global warming. More rain and higher sea levels eroded leached calcium and magnesium from rocks into the ocean, where it became bound to the dissolved CO2, forming the harmless substance calcium carbonate and reducing the amount of carbon dioxide. Over a period of many years, the Earth...

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Whitley Tells Secret Behind Global Warming

Whitley has posted a new commentary about his book The Key on the subscriber section, telling the behind-the-scenes details about how the Master of the Key first gave him information that led him to piece together the scientific information leading to The Coming Global Superstorm. If you're a subscriber, you can buy The Key at a discount, so...

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Climate Change May Make Us Tiny

We know that during major climate change events,warming ocean waters cause cracks in the ocean floor to open up and release large quantities of methane gas into the air. Methane is an extremely powerful greenhouse gas, which results in even more devastating heat retention and dramatic climate change. But now it turns out that methane causes...

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Neanderthals Couldn't Take the Cold?Can We?

The Neanderthals suddenly disappeared 30,000 years ago because they didn't have enough primitive technology to survive the ice age, while our ancestors had barely enough to make it through. There's another ice age on the way?will we make it this time?

Douglas Palmer writes in New Scientist that using data from archeological sites,...

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How Earth Survived Past Global Warming

Scientists in the U.K. have figured out how the Earth recovered from a sudden episode of global warming during the time of the dinosaurs. This could help us understand how to survive the upcoming climate change.

Global warming caused the erosion of rocks to increase by 400%, leaching calcium and magnesium into the ocean. This erosion...

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Pentagon Says Weather Wars in Our Future

In Major Media Finally Gets It, we wrote about Fortune Magazine's report on the Pentagon's concerns that global warming could cause weather changes that lead to war. Now the Soldiers for the Truth website reports on what the Pentagon actually said.

They report that "Pentagon planner Andrew Marshall, who heads up the DoD Office of Net...

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Major Media Finally Gets It

After years of writing about how sudden climate change could be triggered by a change in the Gulf Stream on this website, and in The Coming Global Superstorm?and being totally ignored by the major media?the big news organizations are finally starting to "get it." This week, Fortune Magazine and The New York Times both wrote about upcoming...

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History's Greatest Disaster has Begun

In his new journal, Whitley writes: "The greatest environmental catastrophe in recorded history is now unfolding. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has announced that the North Atlantic Oscillation is failing, and, along with it, the Gulf Stream...Polar waters are becoming far less saline, meaning that the "heat pump" effect that draws...

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Permanent Winter Coming Soon

The media still doesn't understand global warming. Last summer, when people were dying from the hot weather in Europe, they wrote about the world warming up. Now, when incredibly harsh winter weather is sweeping across the northern hemisphere, they deny the problem exists. But with global warming, not only will some places heat up?others will...

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A Hole in the Sky

David Whitehouse writes in bbcnews.com that a giant hole appeared in a layer of clouds in Mobile, Alabama, caused by changes in atmospheric temperatures due to global warming. The hole formed when the contrails from a passing plane froze and fell through a cloud, causing the water droplets inside it to evaporate. The warmer lower atmosphere has...

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Desperate Scientists May Try Sun Shield

Since the small, practical actions necessary to help prevent global warming have not been taken, scientists are now considering crazy schemes to get the job done.

Mark Townsend writes in The Observer that U.K. climate scientists are proposing to build a massive shield on the edge of space that would deflect the Sun's rays and stabilize...

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Crazy Plans for Global Warming

The debate about whether or not the Earth is heating up is over, and scientists are now figuring out what changes will need to be made in the future, due to global warming. Researchers say, "Many of these possible options are highly speculative at present, and some may even appear to be crazy."

Alex Kirby reports in bbcnews.com on a U.K...

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Singles Changing the Climate

The growing number of small and single-person households is creating huge climate problems. Researcher Jan Kooijman says this is because each household needs many essential items that would otherwise be shared. These range from disposable items, like toothpaste, to larger items, like TVs and furniture. The production of each item releases...

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Our Oceans are Changing

The ocean in the tropics, by the equator, has become must saltier over the past 40 years, while the parts of the ocean close to the poles has become less salty. This shows that major ocean currents are changing?currents that are a fundamental part of the weather system here on Earth.

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Global Dimming

In 1985, researcher Atsumu Ohmura discovered that it's too dark. When he checked the levels of sunlight recorded in Europe and compared them to similar measurements made in the 1960s, he found that levels of solar radiation hitting the Earth had declined by more than 10%.

David Adam writes in The Guardian that this is happening despite...

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What to Do About Airplane Warming

Airplanes contribute to global warming because their contrails turn into cirrus clouds, which trap heat rising from the Earth. Now there's a solution: if planes fly 6,000 feet lower, it will reduce contrails by 47%. While we search for solutions to modern problems, scientists have discovered that humans began warming the climate 10,000 years...

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More Greenhouse Gas Than Ever

By 2020, annual emissions of carbon dioxide will have increased by 50% worldwide, which equals about 3.5 billion tons, according to ExxonMobil Corp. This is because global demand for fossil fuels for cars and power plants will rise by 40%, as populations increase and economies grow. "Between now and 2020 we estimate increases of some 3.5...

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How Global Warming Will Change Alaska

We've written about how global warming will change the states of California and Washington. Alaska is warming up more quickly than anyplace else on Earth, meaning big changes are in store for the people?and animals?living there.

John Whitfield writes that in Prince William Sound, boats now have to navigate around calved icebergs from the...

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Did Humans Change the Weather?

U.S. politicians are finally admitting that we're in the midst of global warming, but they don't all agree that this is caused by human activity. While it's vital to plan for the future now?no matter how we got into this situation?it's important to know how much influence human activity has had on climate change, because that's where we can...

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How Global Warming Will Change Seattle

We recently wrote about how global warming will change California. Now a new report says that there will be major changes in Washington state as well. "The time for plain speaking is long overdue," says climatologist Edward Miles. "We have never faced a problem like this."

Lisa Stiffler and Robert McClure write in the Seattle Post-...

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Ice Man Evidence of Sudden Climate Change

From a plant in Peru that was flash frozen 5,000 years ago, we have evidence that past climate change happened in hours. Another reason we know there was sudden climate change 5,200 years ago is from the prehistoric man called Otzi, who was frozen in the Alps around that time and only discovered a few years ago, since the Alps are melting. "We...

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Weather This Winter: A Wild Ride

This winter's weather will feature dramatic shifts between hot and cold from month to month, and even week to week, due to the absence of either an El Nino or La Nina in the Pacific Ocean. El Nino is an unusual warming of the Pacific ocean which leads to a mild winter in the U.S., while La Nina does the opposite. Without either one, the weather...

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How Global Warming Will Change California

We need to face the fact that the climate is changing throughout the world, and the sooner we plan for it, the better we?ll be able to deal with it. Nature, in the form of pollution, wildfires and floods, is constantly forcing California to plan for the future, and now they're planning for a future after global warming as well.

"Climate...

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Evidence Past Climate Change Happened in Hours

Discovery of a 5,200 year old soft-bodied plant frozen in glacial ice in Peru reveals evidence of a massive and long-lasting climate change that happened amazingly quickly. In order for the plant to have been quick-frozen rather than killed by frost, it must have been covered by a massive snowfall that took place over just a few hours. Since...

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Will Climate Change Make Us Evolve?Again?

In the current era of global warming, scientists at the Geological Society of America are taking a look at ancient periods of climate variability, some of which lasted for millions of years. During these periods, great strides were made in human intelligence, language, and creativity. Will this happen again?

Some of the questions...

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What Will Happen to Farms in the Future

Global warming will change the weather, meaning farmers will have to move to new areas and learn to grow different crops. After a long period of denial, researchers are now looking closely at agricultural areas in the U.S. in order to predict the changes that will occur if carbon dioxide levels double by 2060, as expected. But for U.K. farmers...

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Plankton Prevents Ice Ages?But it's Going Fast

We wrote that runaway icebergs are killing plankton in the Antarctic by blocking the sun from reaching the surface of the water. This is bad news for more than penguins, because scientists think, eons ago, these tiny shelled sea creatures ended a 200 million year era of extreme ice ages and have protected the Earth from repeating this cycle...

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Polar Winds Speeding Up

The polar vortex above the North Pole is speeding up and scientists can't figure out why. "This is possibly...related to global climate change," says Arctic scientist James Morison. The increased wind velocity may help explain the extraordinarily warm weather in the Arctic over the past decade, which is disrupting fishing, animal behavior, and...

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