Jul31st

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

Why The United States Is So Special
Did you know that the United States is the only democratic country around the world that still has a conservative party that does not believe in global warming? This is sad, but true and quite evident in American congress. Moreover, the Republican Party is avidly against the idea of climate change. This seems very contradictory to the overwhelming consensus that science has demonstrated about global warming.

What Climate Change Really Means To The Entire Planet
Climate change Read the rest of this entry »

Jun1st

Victims of Global Warming: Pacific Islands Disappearing Underwater

As the polar ice caps continue to melt, islands in the Pacific Ocean are increasingly in danger of becoming completely covered by water. The North American shorelines in places such as Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California have already begun to show significant signs of receding due to high water levels in the ocean. Many homeowners who live by the water’s edge have already had to move their homes away from the water to prevent them from being destroyed by the encroaching sea. If you live on an island in the Pacific Read the rest of this entry »

Mar29th

Climate Changes We Will See As the Earth Warms

Atmospheric Changes

Global warming is gradually changing weather patterns across the planet. There are several reasons why global warming is occurring. Fuels such as wood and coal have been changing the atmosphere for the past few centuries. Particulates have gathered in the atmosphere from manufactured pollution and natural events such as volcanic eruptions. As soot and particulates fill the atmosphere, less sunlight is able to reach the earth’s surface. This creates either a warming or a cooling effect on temperatures depending on how the particulates are dispersed throughout the atmosphere. Greenhouse Read the rest of this entry »

Dec11th

What’s Causing Global Warming?

In light of recent research, it’s tough to debate the adverse effects of global warming. The rise in earth’s average temperature has resulted in rising sea levels, unforeseen animal migration, severe storms, and a number of other maladies for our society.

In order to stop the process, we need to know what’s causing it. Here are three of the biggest reasons:

1. Carbon emissions from power plants. Coal burning forces a huge amount of carbon into our atmosphere, and that’s the largest impetus for the weakening of our atmosphere. Today, we rely on coal burning for much of our energy production, but that could change in the near future. You can do your part for the envrionment by transitioning to a green energy plan of your own – check out some more information on the subject at Texas Energy Providers.

2. Methane emissions from animals. Believe it or not, cows alone are responsible for a large portion of the greenhouses gases that seep into the atmosphere. When cows excrete, the digestive bacteria in their stomachs forces a harmful release of methane. Some farmers are working to mediate the issue by feeding their animals more environmentally friendly foods like alfalfa.

3. Deforestation. Trees play a huge part in our earth’s health. With more and more forests getting cut down, there are fewer trees around to transfer carbon dioxide into oxygen. Thus, fewer trees means more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere.

The more we learn about these processes and their alternatives, the better off we’ll be.

Jul14th

Why Should We Care that the Earth is Getting Warmer?

With all this Global Warming talk, why should I care if the Earth is getting hotter?

I think there are a lot of people with this question on their mind, especially for the people who are living in climates where maybe a little warm air would make their life a lot better. It’s short, the hotter the Earth gets, the more the world climate changes.

See, the Earth is part of a very delicate balance. We can forget that there is a big world Read the rest of this entry »

Jul12th

The Dangers of Rising Sea Levels

During the last 100 years, glaciers and ice shelves around the world have melted due to increasing average temperatures caused by global warming. One of the most dangerous effects of this climate change is rising sea levels.

The world’s oceans are predicted to rise up to 55 centimeters during the next century and have already risen by 20 centimeters in the last 100 years. This rapid rise can lead to catastrophic consequences for the planet and its people.

Just a small rise in sea levels can cause tremendous flooding problems in coastal areas, but sea levels may rise Read the rest of this entry »

Jul8th

Severe Droughts Are Becoming More Common

Since time immemorial there have been droughts that resulted in famines. Droughts are defined as a prolonged period without rainfall. The drought is usually regional.

Now there are serious droughts all over the world. From 2003, Australia had a protracted and harsh drought that occurred in portions of Australia. It was the worst drought on record. As of November 2006, the late winter and mid spring rains didn’t happen. The drought has lasted into this year. Somalia in East Africa has suffered from a drought resulting in famine from 2009 to 2011. Portions of the Amazon basin have endured the worst Read the rest of this entry »

Jul5th

How Will Humans Adjust to the New Climate?

The climate has changed drastically over the past hundred years. On just about every place on Earth, the summers have gotten hotter, and the winters have gotten shorter and milder. Glaciers are melting and certain types of life are being to die. It is estimated the Earth’s temperature has increased by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit in the past 10 years.

Human beings are already being forced to adjust to this change in climate. People are spending less time outside, and those who do go outside are strongly advised to wear sunscreen. Because people are Read the rest of this entry »

Jul1st

Are Heat Waves Becoming Stronger and More Common?

A heat wave is a large pocket of hot air moving into an area of cooler air. I use the term cooler since 90 degree air is cooler than 80 degree air.

But are these heat waves becoming stronger and happening more often? Yes.

As the Earth increases it’s temperature and there is less white space on the Earth to reflect the Sun’s rays, the Earth’s temperature heats up. Let’s step back for a moment, what are the white Read the rest of this entry »