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Planting Trees Doesn't Always Help

In order to fulfill the Kyoto Agreement, some countries volunteered to plant more trees, but it turns out that this doesn't help nearly as much as everyone hoped it would. A new study shows that forests in the US and other northern mid- and upper-latitude regions are playing a smaller role in offsetting global warming than previously thought,...

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Mysterious Clouds Caused by Global Warming

A new and mysterious type of cloud has been identified by NASA. These bright and shiny clouds originate in the polar regions of the earth, and may be caused by global warming. In LiveScience.com, Dave Mosher quotes atmospheric scientist James Russell as saying, "These observations suggest a connection with global change in the lower atmosphere...

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Controversial Plan to Soak Up CO2 in Ocean

An international environmental organization is opposed to a plan to dump iron dust into the ocean near the Galapagos Islands, where it will encourage the growth of plankton, which absorbs carbon dioxide from the air. The tiny sea creatures known as plankton are the main food consumed by whales and are considered to be the bottom rung in the...

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The End of Civilization?

Six US scientists have issued a warning: civilization is threatened by global warming. These NASA researchers claim that the UN panel on climate change (the IPCC) is UNDERESTIMATING the upcoming sea level rise.

In the Independent, Steve Connor quotes NASA's James Hansen as saying, "?The Earth is getting perilously close to climate...

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Worldwide Storms Cause Major Destruction

Saturday night on Coast to Coast AM, Whitley Strieber and Art Bell had a dynamic discussion about global warming, including the hurricane in the Middle East and the melting of Greenland. Now storms are drowning parts of Australia and China.

At least nine people have been killed by heavy storms in New South Wales, Australia, and over...
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Whitley on Coast Saturday

Whitley Strieber will be on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell on Saturday, June 9, starting at 10 pm Pacific time. They will be talking about the latest global warming emergency: the melting of Greenland--and much MORE. Whitley will extend his free "Grays" tee shirt offer, especially for Coast listeners who take out a new, one-year subscription...

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Global Warming Will Lead to War

As climate change causes floods in some areas and droughts and crop failures in others, battles over land are bound to begin?because there will be a lot less land available. A group of retired US admirals and generals has said that global warming will act as a "threat multiplier," that will topple unstable governments and unleash conflict. The...

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Emergency at the Top?and Bottom?of the Earth

We may not be feeling the effects of global warming much yet, but on both ends of the earth, it has become an emergency. Greenland, which is mainly made of ice, is actually disappearing. And 300 glaciers in Antarctica have are quickly moving into the ocean. All this means higher sea levels for the rest of the world. Whitley Strieber and Art...

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Global Warming: How Hurricanes Help

Hurricane season officially begins in June, and this year, it started a bit early. These powerful swirling storms are triggered by the surface warming of the ocean. But now researchers think they may be nature?s way of SLOWING DOWN global warming by cooling off the ocean.

Atmospheric scientists have found evidence that tropical cyclones...

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First Pacific Tropical Storm--Already

Hurricane season has started early: the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has come and gone even before the official start of the season on June 1, and now a storm has developed enough to be named off the coast of Mexico, and another depression farther out in the Pacific also shows signs of developing into an organized storm....

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Gulf Stream Anomaly May Have Changed UK Weather

Recently, some scientists have been claiming that the Gulf Stream is more stable than thought, but there is now additional evidence that it is weakening. The Gulf Stream'sflow turned south in early May, and continued moving southward through May 15. By May 22, it was beginning to show signs of recovery, however what had been one of the hottest...

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NASA Scientist Warns of Catastrophic Climate Change

Dr. J. E. Hansen, head of NASA's Goddard Institute for SpaceScience and their lead climate scientist, is warning that sea levels could rise fifteen feet over the next hundred years. He says that the scientific community's fear of saying this publicly is threatening our ability to act before it is too late. Sea level rise will cause a continuous...

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Global Warming May Mean the End of Some Butterflies

In the UK, 11 species of butterflies are making their earliest recorded appearances this spring, which means they will die off earlier in the season as well, since butterflies typically live for a very short time. Some species of butterflies are in the UK are being seen in new areas. Reports on butterfly populations in the US are not available...

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Changing the Climate by Cutting Down Trees

We're all worried about the connection between global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. But every day, deforestation?especially cutting down trees in the world's rainforests?releases as much carbon dioxide as most of the world's automobile traffic.

In the Independent, Daniel Howden writes that "The accelerating destruction of the...

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US Blocking Truth About Global Warming

The US government is trying to block sections of a UN resolution on global warming that will be presented at an international meeting in June. The US objects to resolutions aimed at keeping the temperature rise to a certain level and cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050.

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Global Warming: An Excuse for GM Food

Global warming worries most agricultural experts, since it means that we will have to find new places to grow crops. But there's one group that is HAPPY about it: the people who bring us genetically-modified food.

Pressure for consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods will intensify as global warming brings even harsher...

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Global Warming May Have Killed Off Neanderthals

If they hadn't become extinct due to an asteroid impact, dinosaurs would have met their demise anyway, due to climate change. Did global warming also wipe out the Neanderthals?

In LiveScience.com, Dave Mosher reports that researchers studying one of the last Neanderthal strongholds in Spain and Portugal think that climate change may have...

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Major Drought Predicted for California

The California snowpack is 71% below normal, meaning that there will be drought and more forest fires in the near future.

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Climate Change Timetable

We know that global warming will change the weather worldwide, but what's the timetable for your particular part of the world?

In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson and Ker Than make the following speculations, based on a recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):

Right now, in 2007, more of the world...

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Exxon Accused of Lying About Climate Change

In the UK newspaper the Guardian, David Adam reports that "Britain's top scientists" have told Exxon to stop "funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change."

The Royal Academy, which is comprised of Britain's top scientists, says that Exxon's public statements on global warming are "inaccurate and...

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Save Our Planet: Suck Up That CO2 (Part II)

One way to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, so that it won't cause global warming, might be to "seed" the oceans with iron that will stimulate blooms of phytoplankton, the microscopic marine plant that converts CO2 into organic matter.

In the Independent, Steve Connor writes about a ship that is going to sail around the Pacific...

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Save Our Planet: Suck Up That CO2

The problem with greenhouse gases is becoming so dire that Britain's Prince Charles has declared it to be an international emergency. This is especially worrisome since explosive population and industrial growth means that China will overtake the US this year as world's biggest producer of greenhouse gases.

In LiveScience.com, Andrea...

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Arctic Ice Retreat Faster Than Predicted

Arctic sea ice is melting at a significantly faster rate than projected by even the most advanced computer models, leading Prince Charles, in the UK, to issue an emergency ?MayDay? warning about global warming.

A new study shows that the Arctic's ice cover is retreating more rapidly than estimated by any of the 18 computer models used...

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Gardening to Help Prevent Climate Change

Both drought and flooding can ruin a garden, but there are lots of things the average home gardener can do to help stop global warming. We already know that we should trade in our SUVs, use florescent light bulbs and turn down the thermostat. According to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation called "A Gardeners Guide to Global...

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Not Waving But Drowning

Due to global warming, low-lying Bangladesh may not have much of a future, and if YOU live in a major coastal city (as many of us do), there could be a tsunami in YOUR future. Agricultural researchers think that cities should protect themselves from tsunamis and hurricanes by planting shelterbelts.

In the Independent, Ann McFerran...

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Climate Change Can Make You Sick

Can global warming make you sick? In some ways, it can.

It can encourage the proliferation of insects, like mosquitoes, which carry disease such as West Nile and malaria. It can also affect children, who are more sensitive to weather changes than adults, in the form of more frequent fevers. Because hot weather can cause food to spoil...

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Scientists Gagged on Global Warming

Scientists have complained about the Bush administration's pseudo-science for a long time now?this administration has even muzzled NASA! Now a nonprofit group dedicated to government responsibility asserts that climate and ocean scientists are being gagged.

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An Unnoticed Casualty of Global Warming: Coral

We humans have been trying to figure out how we will be affected by global warming, and we realize that other species, such as penguins and polar bears, are vulnerable as well. But something we rarely notice?coral?may perish in the warmer waters, and this will effect the fish we humans eat.

While humans can survive large temperature...

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Global Warming: The Biggest Risk is Floods

Our government is finally going to be forced to pay attention to the problem of global warming, but what we all want to know is, how does global warming affect us? The biggest?and earliest?effect will be FLOODING of coast cities and countries, as glaciers and ice sheets melt.

In New Scientist, Catherine Brahic reports that one person in...

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The Good Guys Won?in a Conservative Court!

While global warming has definitely been traced to greenhouse gas emissions?and a major source of these emissions is automobiles?new technology for producing cars that reduce this problem has not been forthcoming, mainly because the government has not been willing to demand that big business produce less polluting cars. But the Supreme Court...

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