All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Climate Change’

Sharknado 3: Does Global Warming Make It a Hit?

Sharknado 3 is coming. The third installment of the ridiculous film series starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering is bringing on more guest stars than ever. Bo Derek is joining Sharknado 3 as Tara Reid’s mother, whole David Hasselhoff will play Ian Ziering’s father. The jokeof casting two people who made their careers running along the beach was apparently too …

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Doomsday Clock Now At 11:57: What’s The Threat?

The famous Doomsday Clock was set at three minutes until midnight, or theoretical doom. The Doomsday Clock was invented in 1947 as a predictor of nuclear catastrophe. These days, climate change is of an equal, if not greater, concern to the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board in consultation with its Board of Sponsors, which includes 17 Nobel laureates. The Doomsday …

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Global Warming Caused Mass Extinction 55 Million Years Ago, Shows Study

As politicians continue to debate climate change, researchers are hard at work trying to predict what humans can expect as the planet continues to warm. Even with plenty of research, the many variables involved in climate change make the future uncertain. What does seem certain, however, is that humans are ill-prepared. A recent study published in the journal Paleoceanography has …

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Climate Change: Could It Be Bad For Your Health?

Everyone has heard about the negative effects of climate change, but just how bad can things really get? According to several new studies, climate change could actually be bad for your health. One study claims that the rising temperatures will lead to more heat-related illnesses such as heat strokes and heart attacks. “Nearly every place east of the Rocky Mountains …

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Global Warming Made Worse by Human Eating Habits, Shows Study

In recent years reports on global warming have shifted away from firmly establishing a human connection to the phenomenon and have instead begun warning of the dire consequences humanity might face as a result of climate change. An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report released in April of this year warned that humans are “ill-prepared” for climate change …

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Leonardo DiCaprio Narrates Documentary Series On Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio is trying to save the world. This time, it’s not in a fictional action movie, but a nonfictional documentary. Titled “Carbon”, the short documentary was released Wednesday over YouTube. DiCaprio narrated the film, which demands action to minimize climate change and “put a price on Carbon.” “If national governments won’t take action, your community can,” the actor says …

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Jimmy Carter Calls Out Climate Skeptic Nutcases

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter became the first president to install solar panels on the White House. At the time, the nation was facing an impending oil crisis from the Arab Oil Embargo and Carter was cementing his presidential legacy as the one president, besides Teddy Roosevelt, to give a damn about the environment. Not only did he add 32 …

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Climate Change: It Can Affect Travel Costs Too

For years experts have been warning about the devastating effects of climate change. While these same experts warned that climate change was happening now, most people weren’t afraid of the consequences because they didn’t expect them to start happening so soon. A recent study shows that climate change could affect food production and raise food prices. The study said that …

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Climate Change Could Cause Food Shortage

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 and overpopulation are literally destroying the earth and climate change is a result of these problems. The effects are obvious …

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Climate Change Presents Risk to US Business

In a nonpartisan study released by the Risky Business Project, leading economic and environmental figures have assessed the monetary threat that climate change proposes to business in the United States. The findings are not optimistic. The study, led by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and former hedge fund manager Thomas F. …

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Pat Sajak Stirs Up Climate Change Trouble On Twitter

Pat Sajak has been a familiar face to most of us for over 30 years, showing up in our living rooms every night on Wheel Of Fortune with his lovely sidekick Vanna. The game show host has been a beloved figure on television for years, but he’s managed to stay out of a controversial light until recently, when he took …

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

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 panel also warns that humans may be “ill-prepared” for the risks brought on by climate change. Last fall the IPCC …

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Antarctica Storm Photographed by Satellite

People here in the United States are simply tired of hearing about winter weather; The polar vortex and winter storm Titan have brought enough cold and precipitation to last the eastern US for quite some time. That being said, looking at nifty weather conditions and storms in other locations is still quite cool, as evidenced by the recent clamor surrounding …

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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 per day (which amounts to 18 tons per year), and almost 70 pounds in just one batch of guacamole. While …

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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 chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Marsha Blackburn over the concept of global warming. The two argued over …

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Extreme Weather – Is Arctic Warming To Blame?

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 strange is that one of the coldest places on earth, Alaska, has seen record warmth, while in the south, states …

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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 a report showing that average global surface temperatures in 2013 were 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That temperature ties 2009 and 2006 …

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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- related weather will happen more frequently as the Earth continues to warm. The study’s authors predict that these types of …

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Predictions for 2014 – What Will Our Weather Bring?

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 doubt the reason for the enormous amount of psychics and fortune tellers all over the world. Since weather has been …

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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, up from the 6,000 cubic km measured in 2012. This new measurement bucks the declining ice measurements measured in the …

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Global Warming Causes Shrinking Mammals, Enlarged Reptiles

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 years ago, and they say that it will probably happen again. Paleontologists were relatively aware of the 55-million-year-old Paleocene-Eocene Thermal …

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Study: Pollen Tells Us What Killed Bronze Age Civilizations

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 Aviv was a major trading center in Israel, Ramses II ruled over a vast Egyptian empire, and many other cultures …

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Hurricane Raymond Soaks South Western Mexico, As People Scurry for Cover

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 back on its feet from record flooding a few weeks ago. The category-3 hurricane, with menacing winds blowing up to …

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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 of climate change, said that it is “extremely likely” that humans have been the dominant cause of climate warming since …

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Alaska Glacier Thaws, Ancient Forest Emerges

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 from the thawing glacier were first noticed 50 years ago, but the forest has begun to emerge only recently. Scientists …

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Mexico Storm: Tropical Storm and Hurricane Threaten

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 rains and landslides have caused at least 15 deaths and thousands more have been evacuated from the damaged areas. Although …

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Ogallala Aquifer: Water Pumping Could Dry It Up

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 in under 50 years unless we dramatically reduce our water usage. According to researchers from Kansas State University, who just …

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New Study: Marine Life Rapidly Migrating to Poles

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. The scientists who participated in the research are from 17 different institutions located in the United States, Canada, the UK, …

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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 soil moisture for a large segment of global rice and wheat crops. A computer simulation was then able to predict …

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‘God’s Bathtub’ Discovered By Scientists In Australia

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 Blue Lake, that has been unaffected by pollution and other man-made changes for over 7,500 years. It’s described as a …

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