As Muscovites suffer record high temperatures this summer, a Russian political scientist has claimed the United States may be using climate-change weapons to alter the temperatures and crop yields of Russia and other Central Asian countries. In a
For their study, the researchers looked to the world’s sources of biomass that aren’t already being used by humans as food. For example, they considered the world’s supply of corn leaves and stalks, rice husks, livestock manure and yard trimmings, to
This higher vein density in the leaves means that flowering plants are highly efficient at transpiring water from the soil back into the sky, where it can return to Earth as rain.
so scientists decided to step back and look at the proverbial forest, rather than at individual trees. They identified the key indicators as: · Near-surface (tropospheric) temperature · S
Two large regions of multi year ice are transiting into the Bering Sea and are not expected to survive as they would normally. The wind is not concentrating the ice, so we are not likely to surpass the 2007 areal low. However, everything I see su
Increasing the ratio of black carbon to sulfate in the atmosphere increases climate warming, suggests a study conducted by a University of Iowa professor and his colleagues and published in the
Led by Denmark and the United States, the team recovered ice from the Eemian interglacial period from about 115,000 to 130,000 years ago, a time when temperatures were 3.6 to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit above today's temperatures. During the Eemian - the
“Let’s cut to twenty-five years later, I’m still married – none of my kids have been busted for drug possession. Can Al and Tipper Gore say the same thing? I don’t think so – oh, snap!” — Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider Watch the video........
Peruvians are currently undergoing the coldest winter in five decades, with the temperatures in large parts of the country dropping to record lows; temperatures in Lima have dipped to less than 8°C.
The battle to get Americans to accept the science behind climate change has been “lost,” an expert at the Aspen Environment Forum declared Wednesday, but there’s still a way to win the war to reduce carbon emissions.
So, here’s a list of basic climate change questions, and brief answers based upon what I know today. I might update them as I receive suggestions and
Perhaps the most forgotten variable, yet critical to weather and climate, is wind speed. Ancient Greeks knew the importance of wind direction and how it determined the pattern of weather in a region. They even built a Tower of the Winds in Athens
All the methods give the same result: the concentration of oxygen is declining everywhere at the same rate, about 20 parts per million (ppm) per year. In other words, for every million molecules of O2 in the air in 1989, there are now only about
Democrats abandon hope of passing bipartisan bill this summer
The actual timeline might be different than projected here but the outcome of this story of the end of humanity is all but inevitable. A very interesting 1 hr. 28 min. movie on Hulu.com, no matter what your political perspective is on global warming.
Anyway, we are looking at a hugely broken up ice mass that is at least even with the loss experienced in 2007. The wind made a huge difference in the distribution in 2007 and that is not happening here. Yet the western portion is unpacked floes appea
And in just the past few weeks, many forces – from jet streams to weather blocks – have poured on more heat
Humpty Dumpty has fallen from the walls, and all the establishment commissions and investigations in Europe cannot glue him together again.
An upper layer of Earth's atmosphere recently collapsed in an unexpectedly large contraction, the sheer size of which has scientists scratching their heads. The layer of gas – called the thermosphere – is now rebounding again. This type of collapse i
he last time such a collapse took place was toward the end of the last ice age, from around 17,500 to 15,000 years ago, the first stage of what scientists call the Mystery Interval.
It's not the extreme or otherwise ill-advised policy recommendations of the greens that have turned opinion against action of any kind, though I grant you they're no help. It's the diminished credibility of the claim that we have a problem in the
and other non-CFC gases had most likely saturated and CFCs and HCFCs could account for global warming observed in the late 20th century. A long-term global cooling starting around 2002 is expected to continue for next five to seven decades.
The Arctic shows no signs of warming, according to the latest data from the Danish Meteorological Institute’s Centre for Ocean and Ice. Last month, in fact, virtually every single day saw temperatures below the mean experienced over the last half-cen
Bottom waters in the Pacific Ocean warmed 0.003–0.01 °C from 1985 to 1999, according, in part, to measurements taken during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment.
Observe particularly that the Beaufort Sea has cleared into and the west side of banks island and the northern ice pack is far away. There is still a blockage in the usual place in Lancaster Sound but otherwise the North West Passage is already clea
The public resents repeated attempts to pass cap and trade legislation over their objections, contributing to the fall in popularity of President Barack Obama and Congress. Public opinion surveys now predict that this November’s elections will see sw
For years now, alarmists have arrogantly ignored the cooling we’ve experienced worldwide since 1999, continuing their demands that we sacrifice everything – jobs, money, comfort, progress and ultimately, freedom -- to halt fictitious “runaway global
Al Gore was on Larry King and his big worry now--besides the police re-opening a case of sexual misconduct against him in Portland, OR--is Man-made Global Cooling.
The Japanese government has launched a campaign encouraging people to go to bed and get up extra early in order to reduce household carbon dioxide emissions.
"Nitrous oxide data from many coastal zones that contain low oxygen waters are sparse, including Chesapeake Bay," said Dr. Codispoti. "We should intensify our observations of the relationship between low oxygen concentrations and nitrous oxide in