News Stories relating to "climate change"
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
NASA reports that a recent lull in the sun's activity did not prevent the Earth from absorbing more solar energy than could escape back into space. This means that climate change
is mainly caused by...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
may not roast us--it may freeze us instead. We may even be heading for a mini ice age like the one that occurred in the 17th Century. In other words, we may soon have a REAL reason...
Monday, February 6, 2012
While in some cases, climate change is causing animals to locate to new places
, it's mostly regular migration: Every fall, tiny hummingbirds face high winds and bad weather to migrate from Canada and the northern United States to as far south as Mexico, then back again in the spring--an...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
In their search for a low greenhouse gas emissions fuels, scientists have done a lot of embarrassing things: They have measured kangaroo farts
and cow farts
. Now they are collecting giraffe manure.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Have you seen an owl in your yard lately? Arctic Snowy Owls are moving south into the lower 48 states in numbers never before witnessed. A leading researcher has called the numbers "unbelievable." Most of the birds are younger owls, and it is believed that the migration is being caused by a fundamental failure of food supplies in the...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Over the past 15 years, a mass of fresh water from ice melt has been building under the Arctic ice cap. The water is trapped under the Beaufort Gyre in the western Arctic, and presently represents about 10% of all the fresh water in the Arctic. It appears in the form of a bulge under the ice, and is kept in place by the permanent anti-cyclonic...
Thursday, December 29, 2011
No matter WHAT ELSE 2012 brings
, there's one thing we KNOW will continue in the future: Climate change and the resulting extinction of many animal species.
The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of...
Friday, December 16, 2011
It may have been the WEATHER that did them in. Researcher Julien Riel-Salvatore says, "It's been long believed that Neanderthals were outcompeted by fitter modern humans and they could not adapt. We are changing the main narrative. Neanderthals were just as adaptable and in many ways, simply victims of their own success."
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Can the sun cause cold weather? Cold winters that have dumped tons of snow on areas like the Northeastern US may have their origins in the sun's varying ultraviolet emissions. Recent satellite data shows that the sun's UV output is far more changeable than scientists had previously thought, and these changes lead to warmer winters in some places...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
By now, climate change
is obvious to everyone except the most ardent deniers
. But the data collected by the Center on Climate Change and National Security remains classified. What are they...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The planet's deep oceans at times may absorb enough heat to flatten the rate of global warming for periods of as long as a decade
even in the midst of longer-term warming. According to a new analysis led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR),...
Monday, September 19, 2011
In past decade, almost 78,000 fires have burned almost 7 million acres in the US and Texas is burning right now
. There are several reasons for this: one of them has to do with climate change
, but the other may be invasive plant...
Monday, September 12, 2011
When it comes to climate change
, the answer is probably "no." Unknowncountry.com's Climate Watch
warned that extreme summer ice melt this year will be accompanied by methane outgassing that will, in...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Texas is home to presidential candidate Rick Perry, who denies global warming
, but parts of the state are burning
, due to a drought of historic proportions that has been intensified by excessive...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It's not cool to be fat, but fat people may be cool. Fat dogs are cool, and obese people may be, too. Psychologist Roberto Refinetti studied the relationship between body temperature and body weight in lean and obese dogs. His findings showed that obese dogs have lower body temperature than lean dogs, and the difference in temperature is enough to...