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Bill Nye In Heated Debate Over Climate Change

Obama and Republicans in Congress are currently battling over environmental issues and carbon pollution imprints. While the Environmental Protection Agency has been urging Congress to pay more attention to climate change, many of the Republicans in Congress just don’t agree that it is a big issue and are hoping to ease up on pollution regulations related to climate control. Bill …

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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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Walrus Crowd Could be Result of Global Warming

The 10,000 walrus party that gathered on a barrier island beach in Alaska could have an environmental cause for their unusual behavior. According to the AP, the walruses can’t find sufficient sea ice this year in the warming waters of the Arctic Ocean. The females use the ice to give birth, and they dive off the ice to find food, …

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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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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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