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  • Study: Warming May Reduce Hurricanes

    01/23/2008 7:40:40 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 53 replies · 87+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 23, 2008 | Staff
    Global warming could reduce how many hurricanes hit the United States, according to a new federal study that clashes with other research. The new study is the latest in a contentious scientific debate over how manmade global warming may affect the intensity and number of hurricanes. In it, researchers link warming waters, especially in the Indian and Pacific oceans, to increased vertical wind shear in the Atlantic Ocean near the United States. Wind shear — a change in wind speed or direction — makes it hard for hurricanes to form, strengthen and stay alive. So that means "global warming may...
  • Mount Shasta Glaciers Defy Global Warming, Grow (by 30%....incl. video)

    09/05/2007 12:18:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 68 replies · 1,666+ views
    CBS ^ | September 3, 2007 | John Iander
    Mount Shasta Glaciers Defy Global Warming, Grow  John Iander Reporting (CBS13) MOUNT SHASTA The debate over global warming has taken a pretty odd twist in Northern California. Up on Mount Shasta, the glaciers are not behaving like you'd expect. Big mountains often produce their own weather patterns. Mount Shasta, at 14,162 feet seems to have a mind of its own these days. Shasta has seven glaciers. The biggest is the one on the middle, Whitney Glacier. What has surprised scientists about the glacier is that if the theories about global warming are true, the glacier ought to be shrinking,...
  • Global Warming to Fuel More Severe Tornadoes and Thunderstorms

    08/30/2007 8:15:35 AM PDT · by RoadKingSE · 67 replies · 1,134+ views
    Live ^ | August 30, 2007 | Andrea Thompson - Live Science
    Global warming will make severe thunderstorms and tornadoes a more common feature of U.S. weather, NASA scientists said today. Climate models have previously shown that Earth will see more heavy rainstorms as the atmosphere warms, but a new climate model developed by NASA researchers is the first to show the difference in strength between storms that occur over land and those over the ocean and how storms strengths will change in general. The models don't directly simulate thunderstorms and lightning, but look for conditions that are ripe for severe storms to form. The model was tested against current climate conditions...
  • Ex-Clinton Official Ties Minneapolis Bridge Collapse To Global Warming

    08/07/2007 2:57:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,733+ views
    Ex-Clinton Official Ties Minneapolis Bridge Collapse To Global Warming By Noel Sheppard | August 7, 2007 - 00:12 ET A former member of the Clinton administration, and current Senior Fellow at the virtual Clinton think tank the Center for American Progress, claimed Monday that global warming might have played a factor in the collapse of the I35 bridge in Minneapolis last week. I kid you not. Writing at Climate Progress, the global warming blog of CAP, Joseph Romm - who served as Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy in 1997 and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary from...
  • The Truth About Denial (Barf Alert: Newsweek puts "global warming deniers" under the microscope)

    08/04/2007 7:25:07 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 77 replies · 1,393+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 13, 2007 | Sharon Begley
    Sen. Barbara Boxer had been chair of the Senate's Environment Committee for less than a month when the verdict landed last February. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal," concluded a report by 600 scientists from governments, academia, green groups and businesses in 40 countries. Worse, there was now at least a 90 percent likelihood that the release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels is causing longer droughts, more flood-causing downpours and worse heat waves, way up from earlier studies. Those who doubt the reality of human-caused climate change have spent decades disputing that. But Boxer figured...
  • Into the Limelight, and the Politics of Global Warming

    07/31/2007 7:27:54 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 23 replies · 938+ views
    the New York Times ^ | July 31, 2007 | CLAUDIA DREIFUS
    In June 2002, Heidi Cullen, a researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., received a telephone call from an executive at the Weather Channel. Would she audition for a program on climate and global warming that producers at the Atlanta-based cable television network were contemplating? Q: Your coverage of global warming has been controversial. Are you surprised? A: In a way, yes. To me, global warming isn’t a political issue, it’s a scientific one. But a lot of people out there think you’re being an advocate when you talk climate science. Last December, I wrote a...
  • Water Experts Find Earth’s Warming, Rainfall Linked to Sun

    07/28/2007 2:27:09 PM PDT · by brityank · 50 replies · 2,662+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Dennis T. Avery
    Variability of the sun’s irradiance, Global Warming Water Experts Find Earth’s Warming, Rainfall Linked to Sun By Dennis T. Avery, Hudson Institute Tuesday, July 24, 2007 A team of water experts says the pattern of droughts and floods in South Africa shows our global warming was triggered by the variability of the sun’s irradiance rather than by human-emitted CO2. They say variations in South African rainfall patterns are keyed to periodic reversals of the sun’s magnetic field—and to the constantly changing distance between the sun and the earth as both move through space. In South Africa, alternate 11-year sunspot...
  • Swedish Scientist Accuses UN's IPCC of Falsifying Data and Destroying Evidence

    06/24/2007 6:40:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies · 1,443+ views ^ | June 24, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Swedish Scientist Accuses UN's IPCC of Falsifying Data and Destroying Evidence Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 24, 2007 - 19:45. If you listen to the global warming alarmists working for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or folks like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore, sea levels across the globe are rising at a rate that will eventually doom us all.According to Swedish paleogeophysicist Nils-Axel Mörner, who’s been studying and writing about sea levels for four decades, the scientists working for the IPCC have falsified data and destroyed evidence to incorrectly prove their point.Mörner was recently interviewed by Gregory Murphy...
  • Antarctic Temperatures Disagree with Climate Model Predictions

    02/15/2007 2:29:16 PM PST · by milwguy · 42 replies · 1,420+ views ^ | 02/15/2007 | milwguy
    A new report on climate over the world’s southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. Newswise — A new report on climate over the world’s southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth’s climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. It also follows a similar...
  • Climate scientists feeling the heat - predictions 'have created a monster'

    01/22/2007 1:37:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies · 2,725+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 22,2007 | Eric Berger
    Scientists long have issued the warnings: The modern world's appetite for cars, air conditioning and cheap, fossil-fuel energy spews billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, unnaturally warming the world. Yet, it took the dramatic images of a hurricane overtaking New Orleans and searing heat last summer to finally trigger widespread public concern on the issue of global warming. Climate scientists might be expected to bask in the spotlight after their decades of toil. The general public now cares about greenhouse gases, and with a new Democratic-led Congress, federal action on climate change may be at hand. Problem...
  • Study: Less Acid Rain Not Always So Great

    01/01/2007 8:23:27 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 26 replies · 755+ views
    LiveScience ^ | December 21, 2006 | Sara Goudarzi
    Acid rainfall in the Appalachian Mountains has decreased in recent years and organisms in its streams are thriving. But the environmental comeback could be creating new problems of its own, scientists say. A drop in nitric and sulfuric acid levels in the streams is changing biological activity in the ecosystem and hiking dissolved carbon levels, scientists reported at the American Geophysical Union conference last week in San Francisco. "These are unexpected results," said David DeWalle, a researcher at Pennsylvania State University. "Rising amounts of carbon dioxide in streams and soil could have implications for the forest ecosystem, and the carbon...
  • Top 10 Junk Science Moments of 2006

    12/28/2006 10:03:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 98 replies · 2,246+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Dec 22, 2006 | Compiled by
    10. California’s Not-so-deadly Air. Bill Clinton and Julia Roberts stumped for California’s Proposition 87 which would tax oil to fund alternative energy research. Mr. Clinton and Ms. Roberts claimed that California’s air is the “worst in the nation” and that it was linked with more asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, heart disease, lung disease and premature death. But data (as opposed to political rhetoric) indicate that California’s public health is generally better than that of states which fully meet federal air quality standards. Maybe that’s one reason why voters rejected Proposition 87. 9. Food police indict SpongeBob Squarepants. Several anti-fun food...
  • Cow 'emissions' more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars

    12/10/2006 3:41:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 822+ views
    Dezember 10, 2006 | Geoffrey Lean
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  • UN Downgrades Man's Impact On The Climate

    12/09/2006 7:19:15 PM PST · by blam · 85 replies · 1,624+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-10-2006 | Richard Gray
    UN downgrades man's impact on the climate Richard Gray, Science Correspondent, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:32am GMT 10/12/2006 Mankind has had less effect on global warming than previously supposed, a United Nations report on climate change will claim next year. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says there can be little doubt that humans are responsible for warming the planet, but the organisation has reduced its overall estimate of this effect by 25 per cent. In a final draft of its fourth assessment report, to be published in February, the panel reports that the level of carbon dioxide in...
  • Level of important greenhouse gas has stopped growing

    11/20/2006 2:02:44 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 26 replies · 727+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | November 20, 2006 | Staff
    Scientists at UC Irvine have determined that levels of atmospheric methane -- an influential greenhouse gas -- have stayed nearly flat for the past seven years, which follows a rise that spanned at least two decades. This finding indicates that methane may no longer be as large a global warming threat as previously thought, and it provides evidence that methane levels can be controlled. Scientists also found that pulses of increased methane were paralleled by increases of ethane, a gas known to be emitted during fires. This is further indication that methane is formed during biomass burning, and that large-scale...
  • Talk of manipulating Earth's climate (Here we go again)

    11/19/2006 1:07:23 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 46 replies · 795+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 18, 2006 | John Donnelly
    WASHINGTON -- The idea seems like something out of a Superman comic: A machine or missile shoots tons of particles into the atmosphere that would block the sun's rays, cool down the overheated Earth, and reverse global warming. But today some of the country's leading minds in science, history, and economics will gather in a closed session organized by NASA and Stanford University to discuss researching such a strategy -- a subject long taboo in environmental circles because so much could go wrong. Some fear it would be seen as a quick fix, replacing the need to reduce fossil fuel...
  • Scientists: Pollution could combat global warming

    11/16/2006 9:17:16 AM PST · by Mazda3Fan · 8 replies · 289+ views
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Air pollution may be just the thing to fight global warming, some scientists say. Prominent scientists, among them a Nobel laureate, said a layer of pollution deliberately spewed into the atmosphere could act as a "shade" from the sun's rays and help cool the planet.
  • NCPA: Warming Caused by Natural Cycle, Not Humans

    11/16/2006 9:26:02 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 79 replies · 1,938+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | November 16, 2006 | Staff
    DALLAS, Nov. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Human activities have little to do with the Earth's current warming trend, according to a new book by Denis Avery and Fred Singer, adjunct scholars with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). In fact, the book concludes that global warming and cooling seem to be part of a 1,500-year cycle of moderate temperature swings. Coming out as the leadership of Congress shifts, the book -- "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years -- builds on research the two previously outlined in an NCPA study, found here: "The evidence supporting a 1,500- year cycle...
  • Volcanic aerosol clouds and gases lead to ozone destruction

    11/10/2006 5:58:53 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,034+ views
    EurekAlert! News ^ | November 8, 2006 | Staff
    Volcanic eruptions destroy ozone and create 'mini-ozone holes', according to two new studies by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The new research, spearheaded by Dr Genevieve Millard at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, discovered that volcanic gases released during eruptions accelerate reactions that lead to ozone destruction. The researchers found that even relatively small volcanic eruptions can destroy ozone and create localised 'holes' in the stratosphere. Previously, scientists had concentrated on the climatic effects of the tiny particles of volcanic sulphate created from the sulphur dioxide gas emitted during an eruption. For the first...
  • Space sunshade might be feasible in global warming emergency (Giant shield update)

    11/03/2006 11:04:11 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 383+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | November 3, 2006 | Staff
    The possibility that global warming will trigger abrupt climate change is something people might not want to think about. But University of Arizona astronomer Roger Angel thinks about it. Angel, a University of Arizona Regents' Professor and one of the world's foremost minds in modern optics, directs the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory and the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics. He has won top honors for his many extraordinary conceptual ideas that have become practical engineering solutions for astronomy. For the past year, Angel has been looking at ways to cool the Earth in an emergency. He's been studying the practicality...