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Satellites Tell Us if Global Warming Real

A group of scientists in the U.S. and England says there is no proof we are experiencing global warming, and if we are, increased greenhouse gas emissions may not be the cause. They argue that temperature rise projections this century are ?unknown and unknowable? and say it?s ?a media myth? that only a few scientists share their skepticism....

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Warmest Winter Yet

The last three months were the warmest on U.S. record books, and January was the warmest in the 123 years that temperatures for that month have been recorded globally. The warmth stretched from western states like Montana and Oklahoma to the East Coast. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Massachusetts and Vermont saw the warmest November-January...

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Waters Rising

Professor Mark Meier of the University of Colorado says scientists have seriously underestimated the rise in sea levels that will occur this century. His team came to this conclusion by examining the rate at which glaciers and ice caps are melting because of rising temperatures on Earth.

They say these areas to be retreating far faster...

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A Hotter Future for Us?While Europe Freezes

In a report released February 6, NOAA scientists report the ocean circulation system has been slowing down since the mid-1970?s, causing an increase in ocean surface temperatures along the Equator in the Pacific Ocean and a decrease of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

According to NOAA, ?These circulation changes are linked...

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No Winter for Olympics Next Time?

The World Resources Institute (WRI), A U.S. environmental group, says future Winter Olympics could be in jeopardy because of global warming. Winters will be shorter and warmer, and there may not be enough snow for the competition. The problem will affect Europe as well as north America. The 2006 Winter Olympic Games are due to be held in the...

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Greenhouse Gases Slowing Down Earth

Thanks to pollution, our days will be getting longer in the future. We could be slowing down the rotation of the Earth by steadily releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a team of Belgian researchers. They used climate models to simulate a 1 percent increase in the primary greenhouse gas each year, a rise they said...

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Fewer Clouds Mean Global Warming

NASA researchers have found that more sunlight entered the tropics and more heat escaped into space in the 1990s than in the 1980s, meaning there was less cloud cover to block incoming radiation or to stop the heat from escaping into the atmosphere. They determined this after examining 22 years of satellite measurements.

?Since clouds...

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Greenhouse Gases Lower

A new NASA study shows that the rate of growth of greenhouse gas emissions has slowed since its peak in 1980, due to reduced chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) use, slower growth of methane, and a steady rate of carbon dioxide emissions. Overall, the growth of emissions has slowed over the past 20 years, with the lower CFC the most important factor....

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Worldwide Climate Crisis

Countries around the world are trying to cope with climatic catastrophe, as a big freeze chills Europe and North America, Brazil recovers from torrential rains, bushfires blaze in an Australian heatwave and Saudis pray for rain. North America was plunged into an intense cold front that buried Buffalo and sent 3 feet of snow to New York.

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White Christmas

A white Christmas is only a memory in most of the United States, according to Dale Kaiser and Kevin Birdwell, of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Looking at the snowfall in16 cities?mainly in the north?since 1960, the number of white Christmases per decade declined from 78 during the 1960s to 39 in the 1990s.People in Chicago, for...

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Sudden Climate Change a Reality

The National Academy of Sciences says that global warming could trigger ?large, abrupt and unwelcome? climatic changes that could severely affect ecosystems and human society.

This fulfills the scenario in ?The Coming Global Superstorm,? published last year by Whitley Strieber and Art Bell. The warning comes six months after they...

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New Places Needed to Grow Crops

Scientists warn that agricultural harvests in some parts of the world could fall by about one-third as global temperatures increase. Farmers growing crops like rice and wheat will find it harder to set seed, and they will have to find new places to grow crops like tea and coffee.

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Global Warming--Earth is Tougher Than We Thought

Researchers may have been overestimating the degree of warming that the Earth will experience in the future. This has been revealed by studies of the release of carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere from the soil, a process known as soil respiration. A team at the University of Oklahoma spent a year artificially warming areas of the prairie...

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Global Warming Causing Evolution

Climate warming is changing the habits of bugs and butterflies, according to scientists. There is evidence that some butterflies are adapting to a warmer climate by adopting new habitats, according to Chris Thomas of the British Association Science Festival in Glasgow. ?A range of species which used to be solely in the south east are expanding...

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Army Worms Go Wild in Northeast

An invasion of army worms is turning lawns throughout the Northeast a sickly brown. Experts are baffled, and can only guess that the source of the infestation was the winds of Tropical Storm Allison.

?People are calling and saying that they went away on Friday and that when they came back on Monday the lawn was gone, except for the bits...

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Drowning Island Nations Plead for Help

The tiny South Pacific nation of Tuvalu faces being submerged by rising sea levels. The Tuvaluan Government is considering abandoning the islands its people have lived on for thousands of years, believing the nation will be uninhabitable within decades. They have pleaded with Australia and New Zealand to help resettle its 11,000 citizens, but...

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New Anne's Diary: Her Unique Global Warming View

Anne Strieber speaks out on global warming. If you're feeling guilty about it or think it isn't happening, this will be food for thought. Did you know that it isn't our fault--not entirely--but rather part of an identified natural cycle that has been going on for millions of years? No? Well, read on, for some down to earth thoughts about what's...

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Agriculture After Global Warming

Researchers at the University of Illinois in Champaign are planning for global warming by raising soybeans in the kind of atmospheric conditions forecast for the year 2050. By that time, carbon dioxide levels are expected to be about 1.5 times greater than the current 370 parts per million, while daytime ozone levels during the growing season...

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West Nile Virus Reaches Florida

Global Warming Means Dangerous Mosquitoes.

One of the effects of global warming could be the spread of the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito, a new study warns. Two researchers at Illinois State University found that the Asian tiger breeds faster in higher temperatures, which means that they could spread farther north and survive...

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Something Good About Global Warming

Finally, something good about global warming: it has reduced ozone depletion in the atmosphere.

The destruction of the ozone layer over the Northern Hemisphere has been less in recent years. This has been due to warmer temperatures, rather than a drop in ozone-depleting chemicals, UN experts say.

The depletion recorded since...

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New Administration Goes to Work for Business

The new administration has been staffed primarily by big business executives. In fact, there has not been an administration so deeply connected to big business and the banking community since that of Herbert Hoover, which was ended by the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932.

And the new president has wasted no time in serving...

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Stratosphere in Persistent Warming Trend

The stratosphere above the northern hemisphere has been much warmer than normal for over a week. This is a relatively unusual situation at this time of year, and could be due in part to recent solar activity, and on a longer-term basis, to the buildup of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

As long as the condition persists, there is the...

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Kilimanjaro Is Melting

The white ice on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, that Hemingway wrote about so lovingly in his book "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," is melting away. A survey has found that 82 percent of the ice field that has existed on Kilimanjaro since 1912 has melted, says Lonnie G. Thompson of Ohio StateUniversity.

"The ice will be gone by 2015 or...

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Ancient Microbe Threat in Global Warming

Global warming effect sea levels and weather conditions, but there is an additional threat that few people are aware of-melting glaciers will release ancient microbes and bacteria that have not roamed the earth for 20 million years, since before human beings were even on the planet. Our immune systems will not be prepared for the onslaught....

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More Powerful Hurricanes Predicted

The hurricane season arrives in the summer, and scientists warn that stormier weather awaits us in the future. A conference of climatologists in Australia have predicted an increase in the severity of coastal storms over the next century, as sea levels rise dramatically.

Dr. John Church says that global warming will cause a rise in sea...

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