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A New Ice Age May be Coming

Despite all the predictions about a hotter, drier future (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), SOME researchers think...
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Are There More Terrible Tornadoes to Come?

Whitley Strieber has been warning about climate change since the publication of Superstorm in 1999. On Unknowncountry, we have been warning of a very dangerous tornado season this year, and 2011 has turned out to be the...
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Where Will We Grow Food in the Future? (Part II)

In 1998, Whitley Strieber had never heard of climate change, but the Master of the Key burst into his hotel room in Toronto and told him all about it (The NEW, revised edition of The Key, with a foreword that talks about how many of his statements...
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Where Will We Grow Food in the Future?

In 1998, Whitley Strieber had never heard about climate change, but the Master of the Key burst into his hotel room in Toronto and told him all about it (The NEW, revised edition of The Key, with a foreword that talks about how many of his statements...
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More Proof of MOTKE Predictions

In 1998, Whitley Strieber had never heard of global warming, but the Master of the Key burst into his hotel room in Toronto and told him all about it (The NEW, revised edition of The Key, with a foreword that talks...
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Another MOTKE Warning Comes True!

The Master of the Key warned about the danger of polar ice melting in his conversation with Whitley Strieber in 1998 (The NEW, revised edition of The Key, with a foreword that talks about how many of his statements later turned out to be true, will be in bookstores May 12). Now his prediction--like so many others in "The Key"--is coming...
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Cities CAUSE Climate Change

We've seen devastating storms across the US lately, as well as floods in Australia, Brazil and Japan. Last summer, heat waves hit Europe, a place with little air conditioning. Cities worldwide are failing to take necessary steps to protect residents from the likely...
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We'll Have a Hotter, Drier Future

Despite the severe storms now raging across the country, the long term future will be a drier one. The long lull in sunspot activity at the end of the last 11-year solar cycle gave us more time to work on solving the...
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Climate Change--It's Politics

Happy people are more likely to vote, and it turns out that politics ALSO influence whether or not a person believes in climate change. This could be why important climate change legislation never seems...
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Military Going Green

The LAST group of people you'd expect to be worried about climate change is the military, since you'd think they'd be used to heat by now, since they're current fighting two wars in desert regions and...
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End of the Butterfly?

As long as there have been humans, we have gazed at beautiful butterflies, but climate...
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Warming Means More Weeds

With global warming comes increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which benefits at least one species: weeds. Carbon dioxide acts as a fertilizer to invasive exotic grasses, resulting in higher growth rates and larger leaves. These stronger plants are also proving more...
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Greenland Glacier Growing BIGGER

While most glaciers are melting at an alarming rate, one of them is growing bigger--ALSO as a result of climate change. Hotter summers may actually slow down the melting rate of glaciers. Researchers have learned that...
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Flip Flop Weather

Climate change doesn't just mean global warming (something that people in the Northeast who are experiencing major blizzards can attest to), it means oscillations of...
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We Set a Record

Greenland's ice sheet, which could be a major cause of rising sea levels, melted at a record rate in 2010. And a look at an ice field atop the highest mountain in the eastern European Alps suggests that the glacier may hold records of ancient climate extending back as much as a...
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Town Drowns

Along the path to climate change, countries will drown (and are ...
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Superstorm in California Future

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...
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Sun Rises in Greenland 2 Days Early

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...
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Warmest Year

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...
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Drought in our Future

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...

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Is the Military Going Green?

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...
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Another Superstorm Prediction Comes True

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...
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Dust to Dust

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.
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Earth Survived in the Past--Will It Again?

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...
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Christmas in July

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,...
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BRRR!

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...
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Melt at the Top of the World

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...
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Wind Power? No Wind

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...
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Climate Change Means More Allergies

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...
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Climate Change: Blame the Cities

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...
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