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Climate Change Not At Fault For Record US Drought In 2012
2013-04-12 15:09:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In pushing for his green agenda, President Barack Obama has repeatedly cited last year´s massive drought, which cost the US $35 billion, as evidence of climate change. However, a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that a bizarre confluence of natural variations was responsible for the precipitous drop in rainfall levels across the United States last summer. "This is one of those...

2013-04-12 12:20:29

OTTAWA, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Harper government is launching a second round of funding under the Shore Power Technology for Ports Program to improve air quality at Canadian ports. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down their engines and connect to the local...

Gallup Poll Shows American Concern About Climate Change Is Rising
2013-04-08 19:05:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Much like one theory surrounding the changing global temperatures -- Americans´ concern over climate change has gone in cycles -- rising for several years and falling for a few years. According to a new Gallup poll, Americans concerns on climate change are on the rise, with 58 percent of respondents saying they worry “a great deal” or a “fair amount” about global warming. “U.S. worry about...

2013-04-08 08:23:46

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California San Diego and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will launch in August a new international certificate program in Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting. Application and scholarship information can be found at http://extension.ucsd.edu/TCA. The deadline for applicants outside of the United States that require a visa is April 15. American applicants have until June 15 to apply. This unique program will train...

2013-04-04 23:03:57

Al Gore´s “Climate Reality” presentation witnessed by Friends of Science members featured frightening movie clips of disasters, but when asked the questions about climate change science there was no supporting evidence offered. Friends of Science stand by the evidence-based scientific method and are concerned that this climate "reality" is being promoted in schools across North America, consequently they announce the posting of a point-by-point rebuttal backed up with...

Greenland's 2012 Record Ice Melt Due To Thin Cloud Cover
2013-04-04 11:15:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global sea levels would rise by 24 feet if the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow. But it is very unlikely that nearly two million cubic miles of ice will wash into the ocean overnight. Researchers have been tracking increasing melt rates since 1979. Last summer the melt was so extensive that ice core records show similar events only about once every 150 years over the last four millennia. "In...

Arctic Ice Cover Continues To Shrink
2013-04-04 08:52:02

[ Watch the Video: An Interesting Year for Arctic Sea Ice ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Arctic Ocean's ice cover shrank to its lowest extent on record last September at the end of the northern hemisphere summer. This continues a long-term trend diminishing the ice to about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000. The sea ice refreezes during the cold and dark Arctic winter, achieving its maximum extent usually in late February or...

2013-04-02 12:21:53

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James E. Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York has announced he is retiring as the GISS director and leaving government service. Peter Hildebrand, director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will serve as interim director until a new director is selected through a competitive process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...

2013-03-28 22:07:06

Urban warming effect increases scale insects on willow oaks in hotter parts of city Higher temperatures in cities can be a key driver of insect pest outbreaks on trees in urban areas, according to research published March 27 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Emily Meineke from North Carolina State University and colleagues from other institutions. The researchers found that a scale insect that exclusively feeds on oak trees was 13 times more abundant on willow oaks in the hottest...

Loss Of Arctic Ice May Be Cause Of This Chilly Spring
2013-03-27 14:31:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you been experiencing the coldest spring weather in recent memory? It´s probably because of global warming. According to climate scientists, warmer than average temperatures have thrown a monkey wrench into global weather patterns by melting Arctic sea ice at record rates during the summer months. "Ironically ... as the ice pack retreats and the Arctic heats up, there's a counteracting tendency in middle latitudes for colder...


Latest Climatology Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Impact Of Growing Degree Days For Baltimore In March
2013-01-13 08:26:45

Growing Degree Days are another huge part of our lives even though we may not deal with them directly. Growing degree days have to deal with the growing of fruits and vegetables along with other various crops that are grown throughout the United States for our personal use. As we examine the Baltimore Maryland area we can see how the impacts of a normal, El-Nino and La-Nina cycle have an impact on just the one month of March. These numbers are based on 50F which is the base number used for...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Bismarck, North Dakota
2012-09-18 13:29:03

If you live in or around Bismarck North Dakota the graph shows you what you can roughly expect when it comes to heating and cooling your house during the ENSO Phases. Bismarck North Dakota, with its northern latitude, does have an impact on what type of heating and cooling it sees. During an Normal Phase the HDD for the region hits about 1348 on average. When the region enters into an El-Nino they can expect the amount of HDD’s to decrease to around 970 which really helps cut down on the...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-03 15:50:59

Honolulu is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a mostly marine time climate. Honolulu has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2010: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the El-Nino event January temps were 60% of the month at the normal, while 40% of the month was marked with above temps and 0% of the month...

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