Global Warming

Fighting For Environment Costs Hundreds Their Lives Across The Globe

April 17, 2014 / No Comments

When we watch James Cameron’s Avatar, then we all know who we are rooting for – the indigenous Na’vi, whose land and natural wealth is being stripped away from them by those looking to make profits. Yet, in the real world, the truth is quite different. Hundreds of environmentalists, natives and those caring for the natural wealth of the planet are ...

Global Warming Might Cross a Dangerous Threshold in 2036

March 24, 2014 / 1 Comment

Although reports in many of the credible dailies and journals suggest that Arctic sea ice has started to recover and the current pause in global warming is more than satisfying, but most of these things are misleading. The fact still remains that Global Warming is still a huge concern and needs to be treated as urgency. Surprisingly, most of these facts floating ...

More than Half of the World’s Population will be Water Starved by 2050

January 15, 2014 / 1 Comment

If you have been hearing a lot on how water is becoming extinct, you need to know this. We are not running out of water soon. If you look at any map that shows the southern hemisphere centred on the South Pole, you will realize this. But we may not be able to have access to fresh water where it is ...

Sea Snot Increases with Warming – Benefits Sea Life

November 29, 2013 / No Comments

Al Gore is widely known for his statement “The earth has a fever.” If that is true, the earth probably has the common cold, as its snot production increases. We are speaking of “sea snot” which abounds in the ocean. [caption id="attachment_15781" align="alignnone" width="500"] Sea snot in Gulf of Mexico[/caption] Sea snot is drifting down to the bottom of the ocean and ...

Geoengineers Mull Over Creating Artificial Clouds to Quell Global Warming

August 22, 2012 / No Comments

Global warming is crushing the world in its tight clutches and as an offshoot of this, the US now faces severe problems like harsh droughts and climate change. The nation is now striving hard to find possible solutions to check global warming. Wonder what scientists are doing to put a full stop on such irksome effects on the globe? They are ...

Maldives Stays on the Brink; Looks at Moving Homeland Down Under

January 9, 2012 / No Comments

Picture this! Mohammed Nasheed, the President of the precariously placedislandofMaldives, has announced that he is considering moving his entire country to Australia before the island nation disappears beneath the rising waves! Sea level rise is one of the most significant impacts of climate change, and the Maldives is among the most vulnerable countries. Its 1,200 island fragments average only about five ...

Climate Change Committee Ceases to Exist

December 3, 2010 / 2 Comments

GOP is closing down the house climate change committee. The house of representatives has made it clear that it is longer going to concern itself with climate change. The most striking aspect in this regard is that 50% of the new Congress doesn't believe climate change is real.

Taiwan to Usher in More Eco-Friendly Laws

November 22, 2010 / No Comments

The Taiwanese government is focusing on getting more environmental rules in place after facing a wave of protests over several issues from environmentally conscious citizens. The government is considering implementing green reforms faster than they had earlier envisioned, spurred on by these citizen demands.

Space Tourism May Have Immediate Impact on Climate

October 28, 2010 / 1 Comment

Space tourism flights, such as that planned by British billionaire Richard Branson, is likely to contribute in increasing carbon footprint which in turn leads to global warming and climate change.  According to new research, these flights could have an even more immediate impact on the world's climate.

Google Street View Updated with South America & Antarctica

October 1, 2010 / No Comments

The Web giant Google has launched the updated version of its Street View. The feature which was first made available in 2007 now includes images of South America and Antarctica too. Though the coverage is currently limited Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, for the time being, it is the first time such images have been available of every continent on the ...