Global Warming

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Our Disappearing Arctic Ice

tags: arctic ice pack, global warming, climate change, environment, physics, streaming video A stunning animation from WWF International Polar Programme, showing the progressive melting of Artice sea ice since 1979. The white is older ice — five years or more old — and the blues are progressively younger ice, with the shade closest to the…

tags: surface temperature, global warming, climate change, weather, environment, streaming video This streaming video reveals the temperatures of the Earth’s surface since 1884. The video released by NASA and GISS. The only problem with this video is that I think it should run a little more slowly so it’s easier to see the details. Note:…

tags: five easy ways to save the planet, environment, global warming, climate change, carbon footprint, streaming video An amusing but instructive streaming video describing five easy ways that you can contribute to saving the planet. [3:42].

tags: global warming, humor, behavior, streaming video According to the Christian Science Monitor, cows are one of the main culprits in global warming. This streaming video shows how [0:39].

tags: researchblogging.org, climate change, global warming, oceanic dead zones, west coast, North America, Oregon state, Washington state Millions of dead crabs are washing up onto Oregon and Washington state beaches from the offshore “dead zone”. Ever since it was first noticed by crab fishermen who hauled up hundreds of dead and dying crabs in 2002,…

tags: global warming, climate change, streaming video According to this streaming video, global warming is apparently not a new phenomenon: It was predicted in the early 1950s [1:18].

tags: global warming, human warfare, politics Did you know that there is a positive correlation between cold temperatures and warfare? According to a study recently carried out by David Zhang of the University of Hong Kong and colleagues, human warfare increases as temperatures plunge.

tags: researchblogging.org, global warming, climate change, ornithology, birds, avian biodiversity, habitat destruction White-crested hornbill, Tropicranus albocristatus, also confined to African rainforests, may see more than half of its geographic range lost by 2100. Image: Walter Jetz, UCSD. [larger] Thanks to the combined effects of global warming and habitat destruction, bird populations will experience significant declines…

tags: environment, humor, streaming video Martin Short revisits his classic character Nathan Thurm, the nervous, sweating, chain smoking big business lawyer. In this skit, Robert F. Kennedy grills him on global warming and how his clients, the big oil companies, are contributing to it. [2:18]

Fifty Degrees Below

tags: global warming, LabLit, science fiction, book review Fifty Degrees Below (Bantam Books, NYC: 2005) is the second novel in Kim Stanley Robinson’s global warming trilogy (the first is Forty Signs of Rain). In this book, the novel shifts its attention from Anna and Charlie Quibler and their quirky sons onto NSF scientists/beaureaucrats Frank Vanderwal…