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fall foliage
2014-09-21 06:08:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The fall foliage transformations that so colorfully mark the start of the autumn season could soon start arriving later and lasting longer due to climate change, researchers from Princeton University report in the latest edition of the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography. In the study, senior author David Medvigy, an assistant professor of geosciences and associated faculty member at the Princeton Environmental Institute, and his...

2014-09-18 23:12:53

Reform Jews are being asked to rethink climate change this Rosh Hashanah by Friends of Science Society who point out that great social injustice has been the outcome of climate change policies with no benefit to the environment. Friends of Science recommend a review of the work of Israeli astrophysicist Dr. Nir Shaviv who presents a convincing scientific argument that the sun is the main driver of climate change. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Stating that the case...

2014-09-18 23:06:33

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) and the Texas Freedom Network released a report this week claiming non-alarmist facts about the climate “distort” science and must be removed from drafts of new social studies textbooks for Texas public schools. The Heartalnd Institute, cited in the NCSE report, responds. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) and the Texas Freedom Network released a report this week claiming non-alarmist...

2014-09-17 23:15:51

Alberta Wilderness Association has refused to publish a climate change rebuttal by Friends of Science Society in response to a derogatory commentary about the Friends published in AWA’s June/July “Wild Lands Advocate” magazine. Friends of Science have posted a blog entitled "Uncharitable Response: Lost in the Alberta Wilderness" questioning the AWA position in light of AWA’s taxpayer funding, charitable status and their stated values of fairness. Calgary, Alberta, Canada...

Some Faster Lizards Can Survive Climate Change: Study
2014-09-17 03:58:08

Dartmouth College Some tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a Dartmouth-led study finds. The research is the first direct measurement of climate-driven natural selection on the thermal physiology of a wildlife species – in other words, survival of the fittest in an increasingly warm world. The study appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "In recent years, an ever increasing...

Leonardo DiCaprio
2014-09-17 06:54:03

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been named as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and will focus on climate change issues, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced. The 39 year old star of Titanic and The Wolf of Wall Street will have the official title of UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change, and will address a UN summit meeting on environmental issues on September 23, which many leaders from the 193 member states of...

2014-09-16 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region's summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA researchers this summer and fall are carrying out three Alaska-based airborne research campaigns aimed...

snail fossils in Myanmar
2014-09-16 03:00:48

Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. Scientists thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. “It is surprising,” said lead author Alexis Licht, now a...

2014-09-11 23:11:39

President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to ramp up the rhetoric about global warming being the greatest threat to the world, but leaders of countries like India, China and even Germany – the former bastion of green energy - will not be attending the upcoming world leaders UN Climate Summit Sept 23 in New York. “Climate has not changed,” said India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi – contradicting the catastrophic climate views of fellow...

2014-09-11 16:22:09

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the existence of human caused climate change, some still vehemently deny its existence. In 2013, a Pew study that was cited by national media revealed that only 1 in 4 Americans see global warming as a threat. The reasons why are complex and varied, but with the right approach, should not prove to be insurmountable. Climate change will be front-and-center at the forthcoming...


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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