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2013-01-25 09:34:33

There's a well-known saying in New England that if you don't like the weather here, wait a minute. When it comes to independent voters, those weather changes can just as quickly shift beliefs about climate change. New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that the climate change beliefs of independent voters are dramatically swayed by short-term weather conditions. The research was conducted by Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology and senior fellow at the Carsey...

SORCE Satellite Outlasts Mission Life And Keeps On Truckin'
2013-01-24 13:13:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some missions in space complete their operations just after predicted, while others earn the Iron Man award for outlasting their primary mission. In the case of SORCE--a satellite designed to study solar storms--it's earned itself an Iron Man. Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), designed and built by the University of Colorado, is a NASA satellite that gives scientists a look at some of the most intense solar...

2013-01-23 12:20:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 20 ex-NASA scientists have concluded that the science used to support the man-made climate change hypothesis is not settled and no convincing physical evidence exists to support catastrophic climate change forecasts. Beginning in February 2012, the group of scientists calling themselves The Right Climate Stuff (TRCS) team received presentations by scientists representing all sides of the climate change debate and embarked on an...

Greening Global Economy - Unlocking Private Finance For Green Growth
2013-01-23 04:45:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The world must spend an additional $14 trillion on clean energy infrastructure, low-carbon transport and energy efficiency to meet the United Nations´ goal for capping the rise in average global temperatures, according to a World Economic Forum report released on Monday. The extra spending amounts to about $700 billion per year through 2030, and would provide economic stimulus along with reducing the costs associated with...

Climate Change Could Be Influenced By Warming Soil
2013-01-21 05:20:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Climate change could cause soil to grow warmer and release additional carbon dioxide into the air, enhancing the effects of global warming, a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change has discovered. The study, which was completed by scientists from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), the University of California-Davis (UC Davis), and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), provides new insight into how...

Great Lakes, Midwest To Feel The Effects Of Global Warming
2013-01-19 05:49:50

[ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Because of global warming, heat waves will become harsher and intense rainstorms will become more common in the US Midwest over the next couple of decades, claims a new report released by the federal government last week. The Midwest chapter of the over 1,100 page National Climate Assessment also revealed that the region would be subject to degrading air and water quality, an...

Air Standards And Climate Could Benefit From NASA Study
2013-01-17 10:20:15

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters. Ozone is both a major air pollutant with known adverse health effects and a greenhouse gas that traps heat from escaping Earth's atmosphere. Scientists and policy analysts are interested in learning how curbing the emissions of these chemicals can improve human health and also help mitigate climate change....

161-Year Study Shows Warmer World Causes Earlier Spring Flowering
2013-01-17 09:10:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from three universities have found that record temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest spring flowering season in the eastern United States in more than 160 years. Using the phenological records of two iconic American naturalists, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, scientists have shown that some springtime bloomers have appeared as much as a month earlier in response to the warming climate. This study...

warming trend continues
2013-01-16 04:37:02

[ Watch the Video: NASA's Analysis of 2012 Global Temperature ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at NASA report that 2012 was the ninth warmest year on record since 1880. This continues a long-term global trend of rising temperatures. With one exception, 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record have all occurred since 2000. The hottest years on record were 2010 and 2005. An updated analysis released this past Tuesday by NASA's Goddard...

Rare Haleakalā Silverswords May Suffer Severe Consequences From Global Warming
2013-01-15 16:54:32

United States Geological Survey While the iconic Haleakalā silversword plant made a strong recovery from early 20th-century threats, it has now entered a period of substantial climate-related decline. New research published this week warns that global warming may have severe consequences for the silversword in its native habitat. Known for its striking rosette, the silversword grows for 20-90 years before the single reproductive event at the end of its life, at which time it...


Latest Global warming 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...

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-23 13:36:11

Being a meteorologist for over thirteen years you start to take note of many things in the atmosphere and how they repeat themselves. Our Climate is no different. The definition of climate is stated as: the collective weather data in regards to moisture and temperature for over 30 years for the same location. So to better understand our climate we need to look at this. First, we have average temperatures for given places based on the 30 year average. Some years the temps are warmer or...

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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