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2012-08-07 09:20:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earth's land areas have become more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave according to a new statistical analysis by NASA scientists. The study, published August 6, 2012, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that the recent  bouts of extremely warm summers, including the intense heat wave afflicting the U.S. Midwest this year, are likely the consequence of global warming. According to James...

NASA Expert Speaks On Coal-fired Power Plants, Climate Change
2012-04-11 10:14:05

Lawrence LeBlond for Redorbit.com A leading climate change scientist at NASA is urging the United Kingdom to cease building coal-fired power plants, and is calling for a worldwide tax on all carbon emissions, to tackle the climate change fight head-on, reports BBC Scotland. Dr. James Hansen said, in an interview with BBC Scotland, that averting the worst consequences of human-induced climate change is a “great moral issue” on par with slavery, and added that storing up...

Image 1 - Human Activity, Not Solar Activity, Drives Global Warming
2012-02-01 05:11:53

A new NASA study underscores the fact that greenhouse gases generated by human activity -- not changes in solar activity -- are the primary force driving global warming. The study offers an updated calculation of the Earth's energy imbalance, the difference between the amount of solar energy absorbed by Earth's surface and the amount returned to space as heat. The researchers' calculations show that, despite unusually low solar activity between 2005 and 2010, the planet continued to absorb...

2011 Was Earth's 9th Warmest Year On Record
2012-01-19 14:23:11

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) said 2011 was the ninth warmest year on record since 1880. GISS monitors global surface temperatures regularly, and it released and updated an analysis that shows temperatures in 2011 compared to the average global temperature from the mid-20th century. It found that Earth is continuing to experience warmer temperatures than what was experienced in the 20th century. The average temperature of the Earth in 2011...

Image 1 - Paleoclimate Record Points Toward Potential Rapid Climate Changes
2011-12-10 04:29:55

New research into the Earth's paleoclimate history by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies director James E. Hansen suggests the potential for rapid climate changes this century, including multiple meters of sea level rise, if global warming is not abated. By looking at how the Earth's climate responded to past natural changes, Hansen sought insight into a fundamental question raised by ongoing human-caused climate change: "What is the dangerous level of global warming?" Some...

2011-06-21 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Tradition Institute's Environmental Law Center today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in the District of Columbia to force the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to release ethics records for taxpayer-funded global warming activist Dr. James Hansen - specifically records that pertain to his outside employment, revenue generation, and advocacy activities. ATI seeks to learn whether NASA approved...

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2011-02-18 09:27:10

Climatologists have known for decades that airborne particles called aerosols can have a powerful impact on the climate. However, pinpointing the magnitude of the effect has proven challenging because of difficulties associated with measuring the particles on a global scale. Soon a new NASA satellite -- Glory -- should help scientists collect the data needed to provide firmer answers about the important particles. In California, engineers and technicians at Vandenberg Air Force Base are...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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