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Why Don't We Act on Global Warming?

While most Americans think climate change is an important issue, they don't see it as an immediate threat (even though it's affecting people's lives RIGHT NOW in many places) so getting people to "go green" requires policymakers, scientists and marketers to look at our psychological barriers to change. What will lead people to take the action...

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Major Meltdown

The secret is out: US scientists monitoring shrinking glaciers in Washington and Alaska are warning that a major glacier meltdown is under way. Glaciers worldwide are melting faster than anyone had predicted they would, which will lead to rapidly rising ocean levels along the coasts. Major cities may drown, and since this news is so sudden and...

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Secret Evidence of Global Warming

The truth that Bush tried to hide - We all keep hoping the Obama will reveal what the government knows about UFOs, but while this hasn't happened yet, they HAVE revealed some fascinating classified information. Satellite evidence of a huge retreat of polar ice from the shores of northern Alaska between July of 2006 and July of...

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Paving Over What Can Save Our Climate

...and the ocean isn't helping anymore - The West is experiencing global warming due to the greenhouse gasses spewed out by cars and power plants. Less developed countries are heating up because they are PAVING OVER so much of their greenery as they modernize. Meanwhile the Atlantic Ocean, which is one of the main places that...

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Major Ice Shelf Collapsing

The whole world is warming up, and one of the major reasons for this is the melting of glaciers at both ends of the earth. And sea levels are rising: a nearly ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer may happen three times sooner than scientists have estimated, causing major coastal cities to drown.

New research says the Arctic might lose...

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Global Warming?Changing the Borders

Climate change is actually forcing Italy and Switzerland to alter the border between their two countries, because so many of the glaciers in the area are melting. Who knows what will be revealed by this next?

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A Warmer Future

What will it mean? Ask your local lake! - Four degrees Celsius is the equivalent of 7.2degrees Fahrenheit, and this is the amount that the earth is projected to warm up in the future. It seems like a small change, but it could have major repercussions.

In New Scientist, Gaia Vince writes: "Alligators basking offthe...

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Where are the Emissions Coming From?

It's still a mystery - Pollution cuts the earth in half and so does global warming. NASA satellites are tracking just where, on the earth, the most greenhouse gases are being emitted?so countries can no longer plead ignorance about what's going on within (or rising up from) their borders.

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All We Need Is?

?a little more time to plan - Maybe the earth is giving us a little more time to save it. New research shows that we should be looking to the ground, not the sky, to see where climate change could have its most perilous impact on life on Earth. And scientists have discovered that some of their computer climate models?the ones...

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Who (or What) is Changing our Climate?

While Earth has experienced many changes in climate over the past 65 million years, recent decades have experienced the most significant climate change since the beginning of human civilized societies about 5,000 years ago. We can't blame the sun (especially not now), so who CAN we blame? The answer, alas, is us.

In 2007, a report by the...

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Rain?Too Much or Not Enough

Either way, it means the end of nations - The Maldives are drowning and the president-elect of that country is trying to buy a new homeland, since they can't get any other country to take them in as refugees.

The nation of Maldives is a group of over 1,000 islands in the Indian Ocean that together comprise the lowest...

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Global Warming Will Cause More Disease

One remedy: white paint! - Twelve pathogens could spread into new regions of the world, as a result of global warming. The "Deadly Dozen" list?including such diseases as malaria, bird flu, Ebola, cholera, and tuberculosis?show the broad range of diseases that threaten both humans and animals as the world gets warmer.

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Global Warming: Good News?

(sort of?for now, anyway) - Researchers say that ocean levels will definitely rise during the next 100 years, but they're not likely to rise more than 7 feet. This would still be high enough to flood most coastal cities around the world. Is this good news or bad news?

In BBC News, Richard Black quotes USGS researcher...

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Northern Climates Warming Fast

Birds react by moving north - There is a colossal ice shelf collapse going on in our close neighbor Canada. Farther away, Greenland's glaciers are not doing well. That's not the only thing that's happening in the North: Bird habitats are moving that way, as the weather gets warmer.

The ice shelves in Canada have lost a...

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A Confession

A conservative media outlet admits that, undoubtedly pressured by the Bush administration's unwavering support of big business, NASA downplayed studies on global warming that were done between 2004 and 2006?and some of them were THEIR OWN studies!

Now none other than Fox News, which used to unabashedly support all Bush policies, quotes...

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A Tiny Nation Drowns

It's happened before, and now it's happening again: another tiny South Pacific island country has realized it will soon disappear beneath the ocean forever.

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Whole SOLAR SYSTEM Getting Hotter

UPDATE: Jupiter has NEW red spot & frost melting on Pluto - Earth is not the only planet in this solar system that is experiencing increased heating and weather upheavals. Increased turbulence and storms were first seen on Jupiter over two years ago, and are continuing. Periods of heating have also been noted on Mars from...

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How Global Warming Affects Human Health

According to a leading medical journal, climate change will have a huge impact on human health and bold decisions are needed now to protect the world's population.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, Professor McMichael says that the risks to health are many, and include the impact of heat waves, floods and wildfires, changes in...

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Farming in the Future

Climate change could cause severe crop losses in South Asia and southern Africa over the next 20 years, because these countries could lose more than a third of their main crop, which is corn, due to heat and drought?or floods. The Israelis, who have experience growing crops in the desert, have developed a way to help plants adapt to the harsh...

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Glacier Surge May Cause Huge Rise in Sea Level

A surge of Antarctic glaciers into the oceans could cause a dramatic rise in sea levels, and an area of the continent the size of Texas could be about to do just that. This area is known to be the least stable in the Antarctic.

The largest of the glaciers, the Pine Island Glacier, seems to be the least stable. It is now dropping more ice...

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Car Emissions: Recycle Them

While scientists are searching for an auto fuel that does not release dangerous greenhouse gases, other researchers are working on a strategy to capture, store and eventually recycle carbon dioxide from vehicles to prevent the pollutant from finding its way from car tailpipes into the atmosphere.

Technologies to capture carbon dioxide...

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Incredible Ice Melt

Glaciers are melting in the Arctic and everywhere else, and now a huge ice sheet in Canada is melting as well. The level of the Mediterranean ocean is rising rapidly. Soon this will be common news, all over the world and it's already affecting the weather right here in the US.

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Spring Confusion

Believe it or not, spring is coming, but will global warming change things? A new study shows that the breeding ranges of North American birds have shifted northward coinciding with a period of increasing global temperatures. Eventually, some of our favorite birds may disappear completely. And those trees they?re nesting in seem to change...

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Recession Also Caused by Weather?

The upcoming recession is being talked about in the news right now, and it's mainly being blamed on oil prices and the sub-prime mortgage situation. But there's another area where our economy is leaking money: the insurance industry. They've taken a beating from the bad weather caused by global warming.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on...

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Go Green for 2008

On Dreamland, prophet John Hogue says the election motto for 2008 will be, "It's the ECOLOGY, stupid." Want to begin to be more environmentally friendly in 2008 but can't afford a hybrid car? There are plenty of other ways to lessen your impact on the environment and go green.

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Despite Warming, There Can Still be Ice

New research has discovered that massive ice sheets existed on the earth during past periods of global warming, giving us hope that sea levels may not rise to disastrous levels during this one.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has found strong evidence that a glacial ice cap, about half the size of the modern day glacial ice...

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Suck It Up!

The ocean is no longer doing it very well.Forests are no longer doing it much either. But that doesn't mean WE can't do it.

In LiveScience.com, Charles Q. Choi writes that scientistsare working on ways to "pull carbon dioxide straight from the air to potentially attack global warming directly." He quotes researcher Frank Zeman as saying...

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Santa Chased Away by Global Warming

Santa may have to retire from the North Pole soon, because arctic is becoming more and more like the weather in California. Climatologist Mark Serreze says, "The Arctic is screaming." What does he mean? It's MELTING. And it turns out the melting in Greenland is not only due to global warming?there's also the problem of underground heat wafting...

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Out of the Past

Global Warming isn't just happening now?it's happened in the past, as well. Is there anything we can learn from those times that will help us today?

In New Scientist, Fred Pearce writes, "It was the biggest climate event of the last 10,000 years and caused the most dramatic change in the weather since humans began farming. And it may yet...

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Why Your Leaves Didn't Turn This Year

Autumn's usual red, orange and yellow leaves arrived later than usual this year and in some places, leaves didn't change color at all. Does this have anything to do with global warming?

In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson reports that delayed fall foliage occurred not only in the US, but also in parts of Europe. The reason could be...

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