News Stories relating to "climate change"
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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...
Friday, May 6, 2011
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...
Thursday, May 5, 2011
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...
Friday, April 29, 2011
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...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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...
Friday, January 28, 2011
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
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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...
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...
Monday, October 25, 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...
Wednesday, October 13, 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,...
Wednesday, October 13, 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.