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Global Warming: What We'll Lose

A new global warming study predicts what current climates will VANISH entirely by the year 2100, replaced by climates that are unknown in today's world.

Global climate models for the next century forecast the complete disappearance of several existing climates currently found in tropical highlands and regions near the poles, while large...

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Scientists Muzzled on Global Warming

Employees of the Fish & Wildlife Service have been told not to discuss global warming at upcoming international meetings in Norway and Russia. Since at least one of these meetings concerns how polar bears are being affected by the changing climate, this is going to be hard to do. Employees of NASA have been given the same directive.

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Big Business Comes Through

For many years we have said that one of the ways that EVERYONE can help fight global warming is by simply changing your light bulbs. Soon it's going to be easier than ever.

General Electric has re-engineered incandescent bulbs to make them as energy-efficient as fluorescents. According to Business Wire, "Adoption of new technology could...

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Light Right

Since 1999, Unknowncountry.com has been recommending that people switch from incandescent lightbulbs to fluorescents, and now Australia is planning to ban incandescents altogether, effective in 2010. This will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 4 million tons by the crucial year of 2012 (the year the Mayans predicted the world would end).

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Big Business Addresses Global Warming

When it comes to the health of ourselves and our planet, big business, which is invested in short-term profits, is usually the enemy of long term planning. Oil companies have even spread disinformation about global warming. But that may finally be changing.

Ninety international companies have released a joint statement declaring that...

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Temperatures & Greenhouse Gases at Record High

The greenhouse gases that cause global warming have soared to record levels in the atmosphere. Maybe that's why we just experienced the warmest January on record.

New Scientist quotes climate scientist Kim Holmen as saying that "Levels [of greenhouse gases] are at a new high." Holmen says that concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main...

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Finally!

Governments can't seem to stop bickering long enough to do anything practical about global warming, so a UK entrepreneur has taken things into his own hands: Richard Branson, the CEO of Virgin Records and Virgin airlines, has offered a $25 million prize to anyone who can come up with a system to removed greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

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Dangerous Cutbacks in Weather Research

We recently wrote about how the administration is forcing climate scientists to use fake science to "explain" global warming. Now it turns out that states like Florida will not even have access to the REAL science they do. This is particularly important in Florida, which is especially vulnerable to hurricanes, which have increased due to warmer...

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Only Ten Years Left

The February 2nd report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that human activities, in the form of greenhouse gas emissions, are the cause of global warming. Some scientists think we only have a decade left to try to fix the problem. Meanwhile, major oil companies are trying desperately to debunk the study.

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Fake Science About a Real Threat

Major scientists have long charged that the Bush administration pushes pseudo-science, based on belief and denial, that caters to politics and big business. Now Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California) has revealed that every time his committee has tried to get documents about government policy on climate change from the White House, they have been...

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Global Warming: A Vicious Circle

Climatologists are getting ready to issue a new report that says global warming will be a more gradual process than the researchers who predict sudden climate change say it will be. But that may not be accurate.

Researchers are frantically trying to figure out how severe climate change will become in the future. Ice specialist Lonnie...

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Future Warming: Mud Evidence

According to a new report by climatologists, global warming will get much worse in the future. Other researchers, who are looking at frozen mud cores to try to understand just how bad it got in the past, confirm this conclusion.

In LiveScience.com, Seth Borenstein quotes climate researcher Jerry Mahlman, who looked at the first 1,600...

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Where Will Global Warming Strike Next?

There is very little snow in the mountains, all over the world. In the US, Alaska seems to be the first victim of global warming. How is climate change going to affect where the weather where YOU live?

The weather is all mixed up: it?s snowing in California and there are ice storms in Texas, but there will won?t be much ice skating in...

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Record Storms Sweep Entire Northern Hemisphere

From a billion dollar crop loss in California to devastating windstorms across Europe, the Northern Hemisphere is in the grip of some of the worst winter weather seen in decades, and additional severe blasts are predicted for the weekend and into next week. In mid December, the Gulf Stream faltered for approximately ten days. On December 11, a...

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Stephen Hawking in Space

Quantum physicist Stephen Hawking says we need to take action to try to offset global warming. He also plans to go into space, and wants to take a zero-gravity flight in airplane soon in order to get ready for the trip.

In the Independent, Steve Connor quotes Hawking as saying that he has "concluded the dangers posed by climate change...

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Global Warming?Not Just Now

Due to global warming, many lakes in the Northeast and Midwest may freeze later than usual this year. This is also due to a particularly strong El Nino.

Kenton Stewart, an expert on inland lakes, says, "The initial predictions for this fall and early winter were for a relatively mild El Nino, but it's looking like a very strong El Nino...

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What Made the Mayans so Bloodthirsty?

What made the Mayans so blood thirsty? It may have been because of drought, caused by climate change.

The downfall of the Tang dynasty in China and the Mayans in South America occurred around the same time and both may have disappeared due to climate change. German researcher Gerald Haug studied the incidence of monsoons over the past...

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2007 Will be the Hottest Year Yet

This is the time of year when people make predictions for the New Year. Scientists make predictions too, and meteorologists say that 2007 will be the hottest year ever recorded, all over the world.

There's a 60% chance that 2007 will break the record set in1998, when the weather worldwide was 1.20 degrees warmer than normal. Britain's...

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Does Big Oil Lie About Global Warming?

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists claimsthat ExxonMobil has adopted the tobacco industry's disinformation tactics to cloud the scientific understanding of climate change and delay action on the issue.

According to the report, between 1998 and 2005, ExxonMobil funneled nearly $16 million to a network of 43 advocacy...

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Another Case of Drowning

We recently wrote about how an island nation is drowning in India. Here in the US, Alaska is facing major weather changes. Now, due to the rise in the ocean levels, an island off South Carolina is disappearing.

A photo taken in 2003 of the Isle of Palms resort shows a large beach. Another photo, taken in December in the same place,...

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First Victims of Global Warming

Rising ocean levels, caused by global warming (which is causing glaciers to melt), will soon make 70,000 people homeless, as?for the first time?an inhabited island near India has been completely covered with water.

Geoffrey Lean writes in the Independent that Lohachara island is only the first island nation to drown. The Pacific island...

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Too Hot to Hibernate: Head for the Hills!

As if anyone needs any more proof that global warming is real, biologists have discovered that in Spain, bears are no longer hibernating for the winter. In California, chipmunks, mice and squirrels are moving to higher elevations, where the weather is cooler. They've been doing this for around 100 years, showing that climate change is nothing...

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Melting Lakes May Release Dangerous Flu

Over 5 years ago, we warned that dangerous ancient microbes could be released when glaciers melt, due to global warming. Scientists now think that flu viruses that have been frozen in Siberian lakes for centuries could be released by birds, as the climate changes, causing the lakes to melt.

In New Scientist, Catherine Brahic quotes...

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Arctic Ice Will Soon Disappear

The recent retreat of Arctic sea ice is likely to accelerate so rapidly that in a little over 20 years, as early as 2040, the Arctic Ocean could become nearly devoid of ice during the summer, as a result of global warming.

Scenarios run on supercomputers by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) show that the amount of sea...

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Rare Tornado in London

Signs of predictedweatherextremes are everywhere: a massive snowstorm crippled Buffalo in October. In November, a heat wave ruined the start of the ski season in the Alps. December started with monster typhoon Durian killing as many as a thousand people in the Philippines, while a brutal blizzard knocked out power for millions in the United...

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Good News About Global Warming

"Good" news about global warming: the Southern Ocean may slow the rate of global warming by absorbing significantly more heat and carbon dioxide than previously thought. This could be another factor that can buy us a few more years to make changes?IF we have the foresight to use them wisely.

The Southern Hemisphere's westerly winds have...

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Global Warming: Can We Shade the Sun?

We've recently written about how important clouds are when it comes to global warming. Maybe what we need to do is create a huge, artificial cloud?or space shade?to block the sun's rays from reaching the earth so we can gain extra time to clean up the atmosphere.

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Why a Hungry Nation Needs to Fight Global Warming

New research indicates that reductions in the kind of human-generated air pollution that causes global warming could create unexpected agricultural benefits in India, one of the world's poorest regions.

Rice harvests increased dramatically in India during the "Green Revolution" of the 1960s and 1970s, making the country self-sufficient...

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Sea Levels May Rise Suddenly

Scientists have determined that the Ross Ice Shelf in the Antarctic could collapse without warning in a matter of days, causing a disastrous worldwide sea level rise of sixteen feet. If the West Antarctic Ice Sheet behind it were to then slide into the sea, the increase in sea levels would reach a catastrophic level of over fifty feet, and...

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What Clouds Tell Us About Climate Change

NASA is aiming its satellites at the North Pole in order to study the drops of water in the clouds there. The mystery they want to solve is: why is there so much water in these clouds that isn't frozen? Is this one of the causes?or an effect?of global warming?

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