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  • The global warming potential of wheat

    Nitrous oxide concentrations in the earth’s atmosphere have increased since the industrial revolution. This is of concern as nitrous oxide contributes to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer. It has 310 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide and a lifespan of 120 years. Emissions from agricultural soils are considered to account for 70 to 80 percent of the increase. ...

  • Earth has warmed as usual, there is no slowdown of global warming

    Forget about the so-called “hiatus” in global warming. The planet’s average temperatures are notching up as swiftly now as they did 20 or 30 years ago. A team of US researchers has looked again not just at the data for the last 60 years but at how it has been collected, and done the sums again. They conclude, in the journal Science, that the “estimate for the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Is global warming all over?

    The recent fall in global temperatures has led to increasing speculation that global warming is a thing of the past. Despite this fall, a look at global average temperatures reveals a different picture. It shows large variability in our climate year-on-year – warmer some years, cooler in others - but what is very clear is an underlying rise over the longer term, almost certainly caused by ...


    By The Met Office

  • The effect of global warming on eutrophication in lakes

    Shallow lakes are an important type of ecosystem that may be vulnerable to current warming trends. A recent study examines just how vulnerable they are. It indicates that climate change combined with nutrient pollution could exacerbate eutrophication and suggests nitrogen levels should be monitored. Shallow lakes are important in their support of biodiversity. However, their large ...

  • Global warming and sea level rise

    A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million years. What is most concerning, scientists say, is that amount of melting was caused by an increase of only 1-2 degrees (Celsius) in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mangroves counter impacts global warming

    Coastal belts of mangroves contribute to security by reducing the impacts of severe storms and cyclones, provide food and building materials, and are essential habitats for a large number of animal species, in particular several commercially important fish species. Listen to a ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Global warming to affect metabolism of mosquitoes

    The impact of global warming on the metabolism of mosquitoes could further complicate predictions of how climate change will affect malaria, according to scientists. Scientists have for the first time estimated how warmer climate will affect the metabolism of cold-blooded animals, such as mosquitoes, on a global scale. Such animals depend on outside temperature to regulate their body's ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global warming’s ecosystem double whammy

    Plants and soils act like sponges for atmospheric carbon dioxide, but new research finds that one abnormally warm year can suppress the amount of carbon dioxide taken up by some grassland ecosystems for up to two years. The findings, which followed an unprecedented four-year study of sealed, 12-ton containerized grassland plots at DRI is the cover story in the September 18 issue of the ...

  • Continuing Smog and Global Warming Opinions

    Last week the EPA published new regulations that look to lower the current ozone standard.  There has been a lot of comment, both for and against.  We found this post that takes an honest view of the past successes of the Clean ...

  • Are sunspots prime suspects in global warming?

    (AXcess News) - It's a modern-day climate scuffle William Herschel would recognize. He should. He helped trigger it. In 1801, the eminent British astron­­omer reported that when sunspots dotted the sun's surface, grain prices fell. When sunspots waned, prices rose. He suggested that shifts in grain prices were a stand-in for shifts in climate. Large numbers of sunspots led to a ...


    By Axcess News

  • Bangladesh expands despite global warming

    New data suggests that Bangladesh is getting bigger - in contrast to earlier predictions that much of the low-lying nation would sink because of rising sea levels due to climate change. According to specialists, more than 1 billion metric tonnes (MT) of sediment travels down the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers to the Bay of Bengal annually, much of which comes to rest along the southern ...


    By IRIN

  • An easier way to curb global warming

    A new study published in the journal Science says, slashing emissions of two short-term pollutants - methane and soot, also known as black carbon - would be beneficial to the climate, human health and agriculture. The climate debate has, up until now, been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Grundfos helps combat global warming

    For years, Grundfos has been committed to environmentally responsible production. We were the first to market an A-labelled pump, and our drive to discover even more effective solutions is continuously powering us forward. We are devoted to driving technological progress with innovative, superb quality products. Typically, existing pumps are D-labelled. Replacing them with new Grundfos A-labelled ...


    By Grundfos

  • GDS International: Global Warming Scam?

    In the week that Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips announces, live on the BBC that Global Warming is a scam. GDS International speaks with Richard Tarboton for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions.BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and ...


    By GDS International

  • Pennsylvania Assembly passes first global warming law

    Global warming legislation will be enacted for the first time in Pennsylvania when Governor Ed Rendell signs the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act as he is expected to do. The measure was overwhelmingly approved today by both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. A coal-rich state, Pennsylvania emits one percent of the world’s greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, more than the ...

  • Global Warming Blamed for Early California Fires

    SACRAMENTO, California, July 2, 2007 (ENS) - As the 4th of July approaches, many people will be enjoying the outdoors and firefighters are bracing for more wildfires. Hot and dry conditions throughout the West continue to challenge suppression efforts on several large fires in the West. The White Fire in eastern Kern County, California 20 miles northwest of Rosamond burned 12,400 acres last week, ...

  • Congress to Consider Global Warming Wildlife Survival Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - Calling global warming the single greatest threat to the world’s natural environment, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, today announced new legislation laying the groundwork for a national strategy to address the impacts of climate change on America’s wildlife. The bill is the first of its kind and includes components for ...

  • Better access to contraception could slow global warming

    A new report from the Worldwatch Institute argues that assuring all women have access to contraception and taking steps to improve women's lives should be among key strategies in the fight against global climate change. The report examines United Nations projections for population growth out to 2050, citing evidence that slower population growth through better family planning would mean huge ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Global warming deniers and their proven strategy of doubt

    In recent months, a group called the Cooler Heads Coalition - a creation of the Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) - has fostered a public image of climate science as a criminal conspiracy. The CEI itself has accused NASA, the largest funder of climate science, of faking important climate data sets. In February, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, whose positions are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Urban frontrunners — cities and the fight against global warming

    Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy use, Malmö is developing a carbon neutral residential area and London is setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Cities are joining in the fight against climate change. As concentrations of human activity, Europe's cities and towns account for 69 % of the continent's energy use and thus most greenhouse gas emissions. Seen another way, ...

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