News Stories relating to "climate change"
Monday, January 17, 2011
Is a California Superstorm
on the way? Earthquakes and foreclosures aren't the only threats to the Golden State--despite the fact that Southern California is a desert, there's a risk of a superstorm. The January 15th edition of the New York Times, Felicity...
Friday, January 14, 2011
In winter, Greenland is dark for months and this year the first, brief sunrise was expected on January 13. Instead, the sun rose at 12:56 PM on January 11. The precise reason for this remains unknown. There is no apparent astronomical cause, as the constellations, the moon and the sun appear to be in their usual positions in relation to earth. One...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Despite the recent freezing winter weather
, 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year since record keeping began in 1880. The temperature of the earth was over one degrees higher than the 20th-century average the same as it...
Monday, January 10, 2011
War isn't the only thing that threatens human survival--an even bigger threat is lack of water. Despite the fact that Australia is experiencing incredible floods right...
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The military is one of our biggest users of fossil fuels and they want to reduce costs and make units in the field less vulnerable to attacks on supply lines necessary to transport petroleum-based fuels. To do this, they have invented solar cells that soldiers can roll up like a mat, transport, and unroll in a new location to start generating...
Monday, January 3, 2011
The Master of the Key mentioned that the collapse of an ice dam in the Laurentian sea and subsequent cooling due to winds blowing from the arctic led to the last superstorm. Meteorologists says that there's a link between the unusually cold winter
in the UK and the "superstorm" in...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Did you clean up for holiday guests
? Some of that dust may have traveled a LONG distance to get to your house
. And the amount of dust in your house or apartment is a good predictor of climate change.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Life on earth may have survived a global freeze
that occurred 700 million years ago. Researchers have found evidence in Australia that tiny microorganisms lived despite fierce cold and turbulent seas (so maybe we'll...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
More proof our weather is out of whack
: When it's winter in the US and Europe, it's summer in Australia, which normally has temperatures of around 86 degrees Fahrenheit at this time of year, but just like the UK
Monday, December 20, 2010
It's been a COLD winter in the UK. Climate change experts are warning that if humans don't moderate our use of fossil fuels, there is a real possibility that we will face the environmental, societal and economic consequences of climate change faster than we can adapt to them. At the same time, the UK (which is on an extreme Northern latitude but...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Pollution at the top
produces melting there too. As the ice-capped Arctic Ocean warms, ship traffic
will increase at the top of the world. And if the sea ice continues to melt, a new route connecting...
Monday, December 6, 2010
One of the main substitutes for green-house gas emitting energy is WIND POWER, but we'd better build more wind turbines soon, because climate change can cut down on wind and make this technology useless. The prevailing winds in the "free" atmosphere about 1,000 meters above the ground are maintained by a temperature gradient that...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Bad news for 35 million allergy sufferers: ragweed, fungal spores and poison ivy are thriving due to rising carbon dioxide levels. Additionally, leaves fed by heightened levels of carbon dioxide enable fungi to reproduce more rapidly and spread more allergenic spores, leading to higher rates of allergies and asthma. Plant physiologist Lewis Ziska...
Monday, November 15, 2010
All over the world, people are moving into cities from the countryside, because young people want jobs
and older people
want a more convenient lifestyle. These changes could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the...
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Let's STORE Them! - New discoveries (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show) are being made all the time: An unusual substance known as "dry water," which resembles powdered sugar, could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. This would help...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
A LOT Cooler - What's happening with the Sun? (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). First, the Gulf Stream is slowing down, which means markedly colder winters are on the way, from the US Mid-Atlantic states to the countries surrounding the North Sea. Second, it appears that the Sun's magnetic field is weakening,...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
What's going on with our weather? (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). It's just logical that a decrease in solar activity --which is going on now--cools the Earth, while increase sunspot activity warms it up, but in fact, it seems to work the OPPOSITE way.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
August 2010 was the second hottest August in the 32-year satellite temperature dataset, with a global average temperature that was only a tiny percentage cooler than the record set in August 1998.
According to atmospheric science researcher Dr. John Christy, that difference is well within the error range of the measurement, however, so...
Monday, September 6, 2010
Speeding Up AND Slowing Down - The world works in mysterious ways: While Arctic sea ice has been diminishing in recent decades, ice in the Antarctic has been increasing slightly. Something strange is going on out there.
Researcher Jiping Liu says, "We wanted to understand this apparent paradox so that we can better...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Or is it too late? One researcher thinks that looking at the dollar figures might spur big companies (and big government) to ACT.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Maybe they should all just GO HOME - That climate variability in one region can have an effect on more distant areas is known in the climate research literature, the challenge being to locate these far-connections and understand their projections. The Sahel region of Africa suffered drought over more than 20 years, from the...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A group of scientists, venture capitalists and conservative think tanks is talking about solving the climate change problem by injecting sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere to counter climate change. Is it safe to put such a big project into the hands of Big Business? We can't forget what happened the last time we did this.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Here's something we'd better not forget: There's enough heat stored in the ocean to heat up the Earth as if 500 100-watt light bulbs were turned on at the same time by each of the 6.7 billion people on the planet.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Climate change: First it was cow farts, now it's the anesthesia they give you in the hospital? (Next thing you know, it will be blamed on vampires!)
Inhaled anesthetics widely used for surgery, particularly the anesthetic desflurane, make a measurable contribution to global warming. In fact, the anesthetics used by a busy hospital...
Thursday, July 8, 2010
As the weather heats up, conflicts between nations may heat up as well, at a time when less ice covers the than at any time in recent geologic history. It turns out that, despite past government denials about climate change, the military has been studying this threat for a long time.
Monday, July 5, 2010
But the suburbs are EVEN HOTTER: Here's why - Cities like New York are sweltering this summer, but if you live in suburbia, you're in for a hot summer too! The number of very hot days is increasing worldwide, but the rate of increase is more than double in the most sprawling suburban-style metropolitan regions compared with...
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Coming our way? - Climate change may be responsible for the spread of a potentially deadly fungus among animals and people in the US and Canada. Since freezing can kill the fungus, climate warming have something to do with it showing up along the Pacific Coast.
It started out infecting farm animals and then pets. When it...
Monday, April 19, 2010
What's going on here? Much of the substance that makes up our universe appears to be missing, and the same thing is true for climate change. Scientists can only account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) think we need to pay...
Monday, April 12, 2010
Scientists are trying to understand the impending changes in our climate by studying what happened in the past.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Whitley has updated Quickwatch to show you how our climate may be changing: During the past 2 years, Europe, Siberia and the US were having their coldest winters in years, while the warming trend remained in place at the poles. According to Whitley, "This is not consistent with global warming predictions, which anticipate continuous warming,...