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2014-05-10 23:02:33

Join Arizona-based American Cooling and Heating in this study of the economic consequences associated with combating human-triggered climate change. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 Managing Global Warming, Climate Change and the Economic Fallout After enduring over a decade of year-by-year temperature increases averaging nearly two degrees Fahrenheit, Arizona residents don’t tend to argue the validity of global warming or the reality of undesirable climate change. The heat is here. This...

2014-05-08 23:14:58

Friends of Science are questioning why the National Climate Assessment report does not incorporate the Sept. 27, 2013 acknowledgement by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of a 15+ year hiatus in global warming - despite a rise in carbon dioxide - and the lack of references to the Technical Uncertainties of that Working Group III report which state low confidence of weather extremes. Friends of Science point to the cyclical nature of the solar magnetic flux as the main...

2014-05-06 23:00:55

The Obama administration today released its third National Climate Assessment (NCA) predicting a series of calamities and urging action on the president’s climate agenda. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The Obama administration today released its third National Climate Assessment (NCA) predicting a series of calamities and urging action on the president’s climate agenda. It stands in contrast to the conclusions of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, which...

New Evidence That Human Activities Are To Blame For Global Warming
2014-05-06 13:40:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new federally-mandated report released on Tuesday has provided more evidence supporting the idea that global warming is indeed happening and that human activity is the cause. “Multiple lines of independent evidence confirm that human activities are the primary cause of the global warming of the past 50 years,” the report said. “The burning of coal, oil, and gas, and clearing of forests have increased the concentration of carbon...

US Corn Yields Growing More Sensitive To Heat And Drought
2014-05-02 03:13:58

By Laura Seaman, Stanford University Corn yields in the central United States have become more sensitive to drought conditions in the past two decades, according to Stanford research. The study, which appears in the journal Science, was led by Stanford's David Lobell, associate professor of environmental Earth system science and associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment. "The Corn Belt is phenomenally productive," Lobell said, referring to the region of...

2014-05-01 23:12:49

Friends of Science are calling for a retraction of a controversial paper by Stephan Lewandowsky, published in Psychological Science, that claims climate change critics are hoax and conspiracy theorists who allegedly believe "NASA faked the moon landing." Friends of Science recent study that shows there is not a 'more than 90%' consensus as claimed by Lewandowsky, as a principal premise of his study; recent IPCC climate science reports confirm that there has been a hiatus...

Fiction Prepares Us For A Changing World
2014-04-24 07:51:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is a new genre of science fiction called cli-fi, or climate fiction. It falls under the heading of "normal" science fiction, as well as dystopian fiction. According to Conservation Magazine, the term "cli-fi" was coined by Dan Bloom in 2007, and has since reached "marketable status," with both novels and movies paying homage to the genre. A new study from the University of Copenhagen reveals how climate fiction can serve as a...

2014-04-22 23:04:54

Drought Advancements Like These are Critically Important as Drought Remains the Leading Cause of Crop Yield Loss Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 DuPont Pioneer announced its scientists have made a significant advancement in developing corn plants that successfully withstand drought stress. In an upcoming edition of the scientific publication, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Pioneer scientists reveal a new finding that higher yielding corn plants succeed under drought conditions when...

2014-04-21 23:10:04

PureLife Dental has offset the equivalent of planting over 157,000 trees via its partnership with CarbonFund, by contributing to reforestation projects. From office operations to shipping, PureLife has offset all of the company’s emissions since its founding five years ago, providing an eco-benefit with every dental supplies order. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Since its launch in 2009, PureLife Dental has offset its carbon emissions as part of its ongoing commitment to...

old-growth forest study site in Savage Gulf
2014-04-18 06:48:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So far, the spring of 2014 has seen more than 40 percent of the western US in a drought that the USDA has deemed "severe" or "exceptional." In 2013, the drought was just as severe, and in 2012 it spread to the humid eastern states. Looking at the effects of a drought in geological terms, it would be easy to assume that a three-year drought is inconsequential in the long term, despite the devastating effects it might have on farmers...


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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