Atmospheric

Exodus 2100: Due To Climate Change

More than 500 million people live in the Middle East and North Africa, which has always been hot in summer. And it's getting hotter, says Jos Lelieveld, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and Professor at the Cyprus Institute. The num ...

Article - News Staff - May 2 2016 - 1:46pm

Computer Model Says Extreme Heat Waves Could Occur Annually In Africa By 2040

Longer, hotter, more regular heat waves could impact crop production in Africa, warn climate scientists in a study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, Africa experience ...

Article - News Staff - May 12 2016 - 9:31am

Energy Consumption Will Increase 48% By 2040, Led By Countries Exempt From Climate Treaties

Earlier this month, the U.S. Energy Information released a report projecting that by 2040, world energy consumption will have grown by 48% from 2012 levels.   That sounds like a terrific advancement for developing nations.  We worry about water in other co ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 27 2016 - 9:42am

3 Reasons EPA Sided With Environmentalists Over Science On Methane

The Obama administration released new limits on methane emissions from oil and gas wells that are even tougher than the industry expected- $530 million more per year than the already high costs. 25 percent more. The government, meanwhile, claims their new ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 12 2016 - 1:41pm

El Niño Trumps Climate Change In Alberta

In the wake of the damaging Alberta fires, there has been a lot of attention paid to what role climate change plays in wildfires. Yet 2016 is also a powerful El Niño year, which has created ideal conditions for the extraordinary fires in Alberta. So what ...

Article - The Conversation - May 17 2016 - 8:29am

Why 2016 Could Be The World's Hottest Year

We’re not even halfway through the year but already you may have heard talk of 2016 being the hottest on record. But how can scientists be so sure we’re going to beat the previous record, set just last year? ...

Article - The Conversation - May 18 2016 - 2:30pm

Voluntary Birth Control To Stop Climate Change- Or Else

In the 1970s, current Obama administration science czar Dr. John Holdren wrote a book advocating various measures to stop global starvation, including a world government and mandatory birth control. Food is no longer an issue, science took care of that de ...

Article - News Staff - May 27 2016 - 5:25pm

Breathing Space For The Gulf Stream

Greenland's glaciers are melting, but they do that every year. However, a recent computer simulation sounds the alarm about a 50 percent increase in the freshwater flux since 1990, which is too narrow a timeframe for scientific purposes, it is the ta ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2016 - 8:30am

A Billion Years Ago, What Did Earth's Ancient Magnetic Field Look Like?

New work suggests Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar two.  Earth generates a strong magnetic field extending from the core out into space that ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2016 - 7:25pm

Why Has Climate Change Taken So Long?

If man-made greenhouse gas emissions are going to cause more droughts and storm surges on a persistent basis, why did it take so long? And why is it only a concern in the last 25 years, rather than in the 1930s, when things were really hot? A new estimate ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2016 - 8:00am