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Climate Change Could Cause Food Shortage

Climate Change Could Cause Food Shortage

By Ellisha Rader Mannering July 29, 2014

For years scientists have warned of the dangers of climate change. While most people assume that climate change is just something that happens naturally, studies have shown that the climate change that is currently taking place is actually human-induced. Pollution …

Chipotle Guacamole at Risk Due to Climate Change Chipotle Guacamole at Risk Due to Climate Change

According to Chipotle’s annual report released last month that was recently highlighted by the liberal blog ThinkProgress, guacamole could be removed from the menu as a result of global warming. The restaurant chain said it uses 97,000 pounds of avocado …

Bill Nye Argues Global Warming With Congresswoman Bill Nye Argues Global Warming With Congresswoman

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) has been stirring up all kinds of trouble lately. Not only did he defend the theory of evolution against Ken Ham, in early February, now he is in a battle with Republican Representative and vice …

Extreme Weather – Is Arctic Warming To Blame? Extreme Weather – Is Arctic Warming To Blame?
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The winter of 2013-14 will go down in the history books as one of the most frigid cold and snowy winters in decades. Records have been broken all over the country, record cold and snowfall levels. But what is really …

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 …