The unusual nature of Hurricane Sandy and the immense damage the storm caused along the east coast of North America has brought climate change back into the spotlight.
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A recent analysis shows that the world’s lakes are getting warmer at a faster rate than the air.
Could the glaciers melting in the Himalayans be a positive thing?
The oceans make up about 70% of the Earth and support all life on the planet. There are so many issues of concern with the oceans today – overfishing, pollution, sea level rise – it’s hard to keep it all straight. This infographic packages all that into bite-size pieces.
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Human activity is not only causing increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in our atmosphere, but our oceans are suffering as well. CO2 absorption causes the water to become more acidic, which in turn alters marine life’s natural instincts to avoid predation. Researchers fear the results will have “far-reaching consequences for the sustainability of fish populations”. […]
There are a lot of ways to try to increase awareness of climate change and action to stop it, but I imagine not many are as noteworthy as this one. A man given the title “human polar bear” recently swam one kilometer across a lake on Mount Everest for this purpose.
This is one of those crazy stories that you can hardly believe when you read it. However, it is one that might become more and more common as climate change steams ahead. The title is no joke and no exaggeration. Apparently, a gray whale was spotted off the coast of Israel last month, despite there […]
Whether it’s the threat of dramatic sea level rise to coastal areas or current climate change refugees from low-lying islands, the effects of climate change and global warming on the world’s oceans are both real and imminent. One of the emerging areas of major concern is the amount of heat rise that is stored on […]
Two issues close to the hearts of many environmentalists (or even the average person now) — addressing climate change and protecting endangered whales — are now being seen as linked issues. Whales are huge! Blue whales are the largest creatures on Earth. An elephant, the largest animal that lives on land, could stand on a […]
Sea levels are rising, though there is little agreement on how much has happened and how much will come over the next century, there is general consensus that we will need to learn how to adapt to a changing coastline. In their book The Rising Sea, scientists and authors Orrin Pilkey and Rob Young claim […]
Early in 2009 NASA predicted that 2009 and 2010 could be years of record global temperatures, and it seems they may be right. The Earth’s oceans have just finished their warmest summer on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. How long is “on record?” – since 1880. Deke Arndt, climate monitoring branch […]