global warming Articles

  • Is New Zealand globally warming?

    NIWA proposes a seven-station temperature series to assess a globally warming trend. The warming trend predicted by NIWA is a result of their arbitrary corrections of measured temperatures to account for change of site. These changes are always increasing the temperatures and they magnify the effect of the heat island build-up around urban areas. The individual analysis of the raw temperature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Time delay of global warming

    Thermal response of Earth?s climate to atmospheric GHGs is delayed in time. The magnitude of time delay can significantly exceed several decades, while current thermal imbalance of Earth is likely to amount 0.6 K but it can increase to 5 K by 2100. The paper provides modelling analysis of dynamical behaviour of global warming and presents climatic hysteresis diagrams. Transient simulations reveal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `This Changes Everything` tackles global warming

    "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Simon & Schuster), by Naomi Klein Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. But in "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein argues that those fuels aren't the root problem - capitalism is. That message is likely to motivate fans of Klein's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Soot, important factor in global warming

    Soot, fossil and biomass burning, as well as from diesel engines, may be responsible for as much as 25 percent of observed global warming over the past century. Soot reducing the ability of snow and ice to reflect sunlight, according to a computer simulation published in a recent paper (Dec. 2003) from Goddard Institute for Space Studies ...

  • Global warming: Acting in advance of government

    While the diplomats stumbled over compliance mechanisms to curb global warming at The Hague, it increasingly appears that the public has crossed the line to believe we have entered a long, hot century. Polar melt down and extreme weather may ultimately be attributed to natural cycles, but don't look to the public and the institutions that respond to the public to do any more waiting for more ...


    By AHC Group

  • The potential of the ocean for the management of global warming

    The ocean represents a potential opportunity to store carbon dioxide from fossil fuel away from the atmosphere. Three carbon sequestration strategies are reviewed and the technical, legal and ethical issues that would follow from their widespread adoption are examined. Each of these strategies could play a significant role in mitigating the carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere. The legal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill gas explosive for global warming

    In response to EPA’s 1991 landfill rules that pushed the industry to larger facilities, landfill operator’s today pile and compact trash on the ground into giant mounds in the shape of a four sided pyramid. As originally contemplated, these mounds of trash were encased in liners to keep the wastes dry so contaminants would not be mobilized to leak into groundwater, along with ...


  • The core of the global warming problem: energy

    From the thermodynamic point of view, the global warming problem is an "energy balance" problem. The heat (energy) accumulation in the earth and its atmosphere is the cause of the global warming. This accumulation is mainly due to the imbalance of (solar) energy reaching and the energy leaving the earth, caused by "greenhouse effect" in which the CO2 and other greenhouse gases play a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Warming – A Hot Spot in the News

    Global Warming – A Hot Spot in the News, A Call to Action for Environmental Professionals Over the past several months there have been numerous media events that have drawn attention to the green house gas (GHG) and global warming issue. Issues including causes and effects have been magnified and brought center stage. The time for interest and action by environmental professionals is now ...

  • FORUM: Planning ahead for the global warming

    Global warming is an ongoing issue, which will require continuous dialogue for years to come among scientists, engineers, policy-makers, investors and the public. This opinion paper argues that the better we understand the issue, the wider the public awareness is and the wiser we will be in planning ahead to minimise or prevent the adverse impacts and save the earth for the long ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Winter of 2013-2014: What Happened to Global Warming?

    Those of you who live in the U.S. Northeast, Midwest, and especially the Great Lakes region, endured a long and harsh winter this past year. You probably heard this phrase many times in recent months: "What happened to global warming?" It’s hard to imagine a warming world when you’ve just lived through one of the coldest winters you can remember. As it turns out, however, other parts ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Global Warming: The Balance of Evidence and Its Policy Implications

    In 1957 noted climatologist Roger Revelle wrote: “Thus human beings are now carrying out a large-scale geophysical experiment of a kind that could not have happened in the past nor be reproduced in the future. Within a few centuries we are returning to the atmosphere and oceans the concentrated organic carbon stored in sedimentary rocks over hundreds of millions of years...”. Revelle also ...


  • Food waste global warming potentials of the options

    Food waste is Readily biodegradable70% moistureStructurally weak Therefore slumps, becomes anaerobic, putrid, smelly Attracts animals, birds and insects Make a mess Spread disease (Clostridium botulinum - botulism) Not ideal for composting – c.f. greenwasteRespiratory risk to susceptibles if stored indoorsFOG is ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Effect of global warming on soil and land resources in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh scientists believe that because of sea level rise coastal Bangladesh has already experienced severe impacts especially in terms of area of inundation and erosion, saline intrusion, deforestation, loss of bio-diversity and agriculture in addition to large scale migration. About 1.02 million hectares of arable land is already affected by varying degrees of salinity, 0.7 million hectares ...

  • Renewable Energy - A Key Solution to End Global Warming

    Scientists have spent years trying to find the causes of global warming leading to significant changes in the world’s climate. Their research shows that several factors have contributed to the rise of earth’s temperature and altering of natural cycles and actions. One key reason is excessive emission of greenhouse gases like, methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. These ...


    By Vista Solar

  • A North Carolina citizen`s guide to global warming

    The state of North Carolina is headed toward imposing major new regulations and taxes on the consumption and production of energy. These restrictions include higher gasoline taxes; restrictions on the use of coal, oil and natural gas in electricity generation and mandatory use of wind and solar power; new land-use regulations that would restrict people’s lifestyle choices and use of their ...


    By Blue Sky Consulting Group

  • Global warming agreements: a practical approach to transferable credits

    An international global warming agreement is likely to need international targets and sanctions to be effective. Such an agreement should be effective in achieving reductions and efficient in the way in which this is done. An absolute requirement, however, is that it be acceptable to all parties, so it must be seen as fair, tolerable as regards its obligations and sanctions and predictable to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability in the city scale to fight global warming

    Cities are a hub of activity, transition and living. From the design of the infrastructure to the design of the buildings, from transportation to industry, there are lots that can be done to make a city better suited to sustainability. Yet, questions like "Is renovating a fossil city the way to go?" or "How much can be done to make a present city more sustainable?" need to be answered. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A simple integrated model of global warming and policymaking

    This paper describes a simple integrated model of global warming due to anthropogenic CO2 emissions, which can be used by policy makers for quick screening of various mitigation scenarios to achieve desired carbon reduction targets. First, the constant airborne fraction model was generalised to establish a relationship between CO2 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will a global warming agreement be fair to developing countries?

    Fairness, or equity, is a major concern of developing countries in negotiating a global agreement on greenhouse gas emission reductions. Operational versions of several equity concepts are analysed in the context of tradeable permits. We find that a global least-cost mitigation strategy is compatible with a variety of equity criteria. Moreover, the more cost-effective the global strategy, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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