Climate change is any long-term change in the patterns of average weather of a specific region or the Earth as a whole. Climate change reflects abnormal variations to the Earth's climate and subsequent effects on other parts of the Earth, such as in the ice caps over durations ranging from decades to millions of years.
In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, climate change usually refers to changes in modern climate.
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News More Americans believe in climate change: poll
Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that climate change is real the highest level in two years as the public trusted its own observations of rising temperatures, a poll said Tuesday.
News 20 Signs That Dust Bowl Conditions Will Soon Return To The Heartland Of America
The Economic Collapse
For decades, the heartland of America has been the breadbasket of the world. Unfortunately, those days will shortly come to an end.
News The IPCC May Have Outlived its Usefulness - An Interview with Judith Curry
The IPCC might have outlived its usefulness. Lets see what the next assessment report comes up with. But we are getting diminishing returns from these assessments
News Super sherpa says climate change may make Mount Everest unclimbable
Climate change is altering the face of the Himalayas, devastating farming communities and making Mount Everest increasingly treacherous to climb, some of the worlds top mountaineers have warned.
News Fakegate Illustrates Global Warming Alarmists' Deceit and Desperation
James Taylor, Contributor
There never was a leaker in the shameful Fakegate scandal. In the end, there was only a forger, a fraudster and a thief. Alarmist scientist Peter Gleick has admitted that the latter two were one and the same person himself.
News Summary of Climate Change Science
Summary of Climate Change Science
Is climate change actually occuring? If so, are human activities THE cause, or even perhaps a contributing cause?
If not, can human activities significantly affect climate?
This article discusses 9 scenar
News Concerned Scientists Reply on Global Warming
Concerned Scientists Reply on Global Warming Article is a follow-up article to No Need to Panic About Global Warming originally posted on 1/27/2012. Follow-up replies to critics of original post. Article includes links to critics' remarks. In a
News Activist Says He Lied to Obtain Climate Papers
The New York Times
Peter H. Gleick, a water and climate analyst studying aspects of global warming has been a critic of organizations and individuals casting doubt on the seriousness of greenhouse-driven climate change illegally obtained Heartland Institute documents.
News Shifting Winds in the South China Sea
By Derek Bolton, February 17, 2012
The South China Sea, although far from tranquil, has yet to revert to the volatility and violence witnessed in the late 1980s.
News Arctic Oscillation Hammers Europe
He cites the winter of 1683/84, when the Thames River in England stayed frozen with a thick layer of ice for nearly two months, as an example.
"And lets not forget the frigid winter of 1812, when Napoleon's Grande Armee was decimated by the ext
News NASA Study Solves Case of Earth's 'Missing Energy'
"Our data show that Earth has been accumulating heat in the ocean at a rate of half a watt per square meter (10.8 square feet), with no sign of a decline," Loeb said. "This extra energy will eventually find its way back into the atmosphere and inc
News New Climate Change Culprit: Chilean Man Stealing Glaciers to Put In Cocktails
Police in Capitαn Prat Province, Chile, have stopped a refrigerated truck carrying nearly 6 tons of ice bound for cocktail bars in Santiago, and arrested the driver on suspicion of having thieved the ice from a glacier in a Patagonian national park.
News Colosseum Shut As Heavy Snowfall Hits Rome
The cold weather also left buses struggling to drive up the Italian capital's slushy hills, and cars without tyre chains were temporarily ordered off the road.
Scores of vehicles were blocked for hours on the ring road around the city after cars
News Carbon Dioxide Driving Fish Crazy
"For several years our team have been testing the performance of baby coral fishes in sea water containing higher levels of dissolved CO2 - and it is now pretty clear that they sustain significant disruption to their central nervous system, which is
News Volcanic Activity Precipitated Little Ice Age
A similar series of tropical volcanic eruptions around 1450, which initially blocked sunlight but also extended Arctic ice cover and increased ice-berg production in the North Atlantic, coincided with another pulse of ice-field growth and the flash-f
News Low Temperatures Enhance Ozone Degradation Above the Arctic
According to IMK studies, occurrence of the Arctic ozone hole was mainly due to the extraordinarily cold temperatures in the ozone layer that is located at about 18 km height in the stratosphere, i.e. the second layer of Earth's atmosphere. There,
News NASA Finds 2011 Ninth Warmest on Record
Nine of the 10 warmest years since 1880 have occurred since the year 2000, as the Earth has experienced sustained higher temperatures than in any decade during the 20t
News Climate Change Altering European Mountain Vegetation
They found strong indications that, at a continental scale, cold-loving plants traditionally found in alpine regions are being pushed out of many habitats by warm-loving plants.
News Russian River Water Freshens Arctic
Frigid freshwater flowing into the Arctic Ocean from three of Russia's mighty rivers was diverted hundreds of miles to a completely different part of the ocean in response to a decades-long shift in atmospheric pressure associated with the phenomeno
News New Ice Age Delayed?
"We know from past records that Earth's orbital characteristics during our present interglacial period are a dead ringer for orbital characteristics in an interglacial period 780,000 years ago," said Channell. The pattern suggests that our curre
News CO2 Removal in a Pipe Now Plausible
Their tests showed that these inexpensive materials achieved some of the highest carbon dioxide removal rates ever reported for humid air, under conditions that stymie other related materials. After capturing carbon dioxide, the materials give it up
News Canadian Wildfire Increase Predicted
Fires are an important factor in many terrestrial ecosystems. They are a result of the interaction of the weather, vegetation and land use, which makes them very sensitive to global change.
News No White Christmas For Canadians
For a city to qualify as having a white Christmas, Environment Canada must note at least two centimeters (0.79 inches) of snow on the ground at 7 am on December 25.
This month has been on average six to seven degrees (Celsius) warmer than normal a
News Huge Methane Plumes in Siberian Arctic
r Semiletov's team published a study in 2010 estimating that the methane emissions from this region were about eight million tonnes a year, but the latest expedition suggests this is a significant underestimate of the phenomenon.
News Boreal Shrubbery Increases
Scientists have used satellite data from NASA-built Landsat missions to confirm that more than 20 years of warming temperatures in northern Quebec, Canada, have resulted in an increase in the amount and extent of shrubs and grasses.
News Durban Salvages One More Kick At The Can
But environmental groups said negotiators had failed to show the ambition necessary to cut emissions by levels that would limit global temperature rises to no more than 2C and avoid "dangerous" climate change.
The EU had come to the talks in Dur
News Climate Gate II
Any work we have done in the past is done on the back of the research grants we get and has been well hidden. Ive discussed this with the main funder [U.S. Dept. Of Energy] in the past and they are happy about not releasing the original station data
News Arctic Summer Sea Ice Finished in 2015
His [model] is the most extreme but he is also the best modeller around, he told the Telegraphs Nick Collins.
It is really showing the fall-off in ice volume is so fast that it is going to bring us to zero very quickly. 2015 is a very serious pr
News Day to Day Weather Increasingly Erratic
The first climate study to focus on variations in daily weather conditions has found that day-to-day weather has grown increasingly erratic and extreme, with significant fluctuations in sunshine and rainfall affecting more than a third of the planet.
Headlines: Day to Day Weather Increasingly Erratic -- Arctic Summer Sea Ice Finished in 2015 -- Climate Gate II -- Durban Salvages One More Kick At The Can -- Boreal Shrubbery Increases -- Huge Methane Plumes in Siberian Arctic -- No White Christmas For Canadians -- Canadian Wildfire Increase Predicted -- CO2 Removal in a Pipe Now Plausible -- New Ice Age Delayed? -- Russian River Water Freshens Arctic -- Climate Change Altering European Mountain Vegetation -- NASA Finds 2011 Ninth Warmest on Record -- Low Temperatures Enhance Ozone Degradation Above the Arctic -- Volcanic Activity Precipitated Little Ice Age -- Forget Global Warming It's Cycle 25 We Need To Worry About -- Carbon Dioxide Driving Fish Crazy -- Colosseum Shut As Heavy Snowfall Hits Rome -- New Climate Change Culprit: Chilean Man Stealing Glaciers to Put In Cocktails -- NASA Study Solves Case of Earth's 'Missing Energy' -- Arctic Oscillation Hammers Europe -- Shifting Winds in the South China Sea -- Activist Says He Lied to Obtain Climate Papers -- Concerned Scientists Reply on Global Warming
-- Summary of Climate Change Science -- Fakegate Illustrates Global Warming Alarmists' Deceit and Desperation -- Super sherpa says climate change may make Mount Everest unclimbable -- The IPCC May Have Outlived its Usefulness - An Interview with Judith Curry -- 20 Signs That Dust Bowl Conditions Will Soon Return To The Heartland Of America
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