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Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared”

Global Warming Report Warns the World is “Ill-Prepared”

By Sean Patterson April 1, 2014

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week issued its Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change around the world. The new report states that the effects of climate change are already occurring throughout the world. The …

2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest 2013 Temperatures Tie For Seventh Warmest

Though much of the U.S. is currently experiencing cold temperatures and snow, it turns out that the previous year has easily made it into the top 10 warmest years since 1880. NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) today released …

More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future More El Niño Heat Waves Expected in the Future

As high temperatures continue to scorch much of Australia this week, researchers are warning that particularly harsh summers could become more normal in the future. A new study published this week in Nature Climate Change predicts that hot El Niño- …

2014 Weather Predictions for the US 2014 Weather Predictions for the US

As the end of 2013 quickly approaches and New Years Resolutions fill early 2014 – predictions are also high on the list for the future of Americans. Most of us love predictions and getting a peek into the future. No …

Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 50% This Year Arctic Sea Ice Volume Up 50% This Year

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that the volume of Arctic sea ice measured this year is up 50% from the volume measured in 2012. The ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured 9,000 cubic km or sea ice back in October, …

New Study: Mammals Shrink During Warming Events New Study: Mammals Shrink During Warming Events

Phys.org noted a study published earlier this week by a University of Michigan paleontologist and his research team. They claim to have discovered a process of mammalian “dwarfing” that occurred during multiple climate warming events between 50 and 53 million …

New Pollen Study Reveals What Happened in Bronze Age New Pollen Study Reveals What Happened in Bronze Age

The New York Times reported that a recent study of pollen may explain the sudden collapse of what were, at the time, highly successful civilizations like the Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Hittites. 3200 years in the distant past, Tel …

Hurricane Raymond Soaks South Western Mexico Hurricane Raymond Soaks South Western Mexico

Hundreds more were evacuated, schools and ports were closed, as hurricane Raymond loomed large over coastal south-western Mexico along the Pacific coast on Monday. The region is on the verge of being hammered twice in quick succession as it gets …

Climate Change Blamed on Humans in New IPCC Report Climate Change Blamed on Humans in New IPCC Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a new report on the Earth’s climate today, stating that humanity’s influence on the warming climate “is clear. The panel, an organization set up by world governments to assess the science and risks …

Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges
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News that will no doubt spark global warming debates, an ancient forest floor has surfaced thanks to an Alaska glacier thawing. According to Live Science, trees in the forest are at least 1,000 years old. (image) Stumps and logs coming …

Mexico Storm: Tropical Storm Manuel And Hurricane Ingrid Both Threaten Mexico Mexico Storm: Tropical Storm Manuel And Hurricane Ingrid Both Threaten Mexico

Mexico is currently having to deal with two different natural disasters at the same time. Tropical Storm Manuel edged onto Mexico’s Pacific coast earlier today, as Hurricane Ingrid continued to swirl offshore on the other side of the country. Heavy …

Ogallala Aquifer: Water Pumping Could Dry It Up Ogallala Aquifer: Water Pumping Could Dry It Up
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A LiveScience story picked up by NBC News has dismal news regarding the United States’ water supply: the High Plains Aquifer, which runs from South Dakota to Texas and provides 30 percent of the nation’s irrigated groundwater, will dry up …

New Study: Marine Life Rapidly Migrating to Poles New Study: Marine Life Rapidly Migrating to Poles
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A new study published in the journal of Nature and Climate Change may generate some controversial discussion: the rising ocean temperatures are pushing marine creatures 7 km (just over 3 mi) a year in the direction of the cooler water. …

Climate Data Can Predict Crop Failure, Shows Study Climate Data Can Predict Crop Failure, Shows Study

Farming can often be a volatile business, but NASA researchers this week published a new study showing that climate data could help predict crop failures months in advance. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, linked temperature and …

'God's Bathtub' Discovered In Australia 'God's Bathtub' Discovered In Australia
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I would imagine that God’s bathtub would be very big and very beautiful. That seems to be what led scientists to bestow the name upon a lake recently discovered in Australia. Scientists in Australia have discovered a lake, now called …

Google Joins NYC Initiative to Cut Emissions by 30% Google Joins NYC Initiative to Cut Emissions by 30%

Google, along with a handful of other high-profile companies, has announced that they will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is participating in the “Carbon Challenge,” an initiative to “cut greenhouse gases, improve air quality, and fight climate change.” …

Arctic Sea Ice Declining, Shows Satellite Data Arctic Sea Ice Declining, Shows Satellite Data
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A new European Space Agency (ESA) study has shown that Arctic sea ice has declined significantly since 2003. The study, published recently in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, has confirmed that Arctic ice volume is declining, rather than just sea …