Atmospheric

Chemtrails Just A Conspiracy Theory

Atmospheric scientists overwhelmingly deny the existence of a secret, elite-driven plot to release harmful chemicals into the air from high-flying aircraft, according to the first peer-reviewed journal paper to address the "chemtrails" conspirac ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2016 - 9:38pm

42 Million Years: Central Asia Is Used To Westerly Winds By Now

The gusting westerly winds that dominate the climate in central Asia, setting the pattern of dryness and location of central Asian deserts, have blown mostly unchanged for 42 million years. A University of Washington geologist led a team that has discover ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2016 - 6:30am

California Methane Caps Could Hurt Organic Farming Most

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law demanding that dairy cows stop producing so much methane. They are basically giant fracking wells on four legs, after all.  ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Sep 24 2016 - 7:30am

Ben & Jerry's: Global Warming Is Changing The Flavor Of Ice Cream

Ice cream sellers Ben&Jerry's, which are a division of a giant multinational food conglomerate, seem to have a lot of marketing leeway, because they are claiming global warming is coming for your ice cream freezer. Many nutrition groups think glo ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2016 - 7:01am

How Did Early Earth Stay Warm? Greenhouse Gases

For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn’t, and one popular notion was that methane, with 23-34 times (yes, it is unclear) the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide, could have reigned supreme ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 26 2016 - 3:53pm

Formaldehyde Forms During Chemical Breakdown Of E-Cigarette Flavors

Atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) have turned their attention toward the growing e-cigarette industry and found that toxic aldehydes, such as formaldehyde, are formed during the chemical breakdown of the flavored e-liquid durin ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2016 - 12:09pm

Dear Mr. Trump, Please Can We Study Our Climate?

Dear Mr. Trump, Please Can We Study Our Climate? To the President-elect, Sir,     please consider that if climate scientists of the past had not been supported by wealthy patrons we of the 21st century would know little if anything about how to warn peopl ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Nov 22 2016 - 12:32pm

When We Didn't Have Enough CO2 And Oxygen, Snowball Earth

We think we know the perfect balance of gases in the atmosphere, and it involves a time before there was any industry, when the human population was tiny, when almost all of the planet was covered in plants. Basically, the dream of environmental groups tod ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2017 - 8:09am

More Ways Forests Prevent Global Warming

Everyone knows the value of trees in the cycle of atmospheric life. They consumer carbon dioxide (CO2), the target of regulations for the last few decades. But that's not the only way they keep us cool. Trees also impact climate by regulating the exch ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2017 - 7:41am

Ideology Of Climate Change: How Activist Journalism At Columbia Led To A Partisan Lawsuit

The court case over whether ExxonMobil may have deliberately downplayed the potential dangers of global warming is heating up. Eleven attorney generals have filed a brief in US District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by t ...

Article - Jon Entine - May 3 2017 - 1:29pm