Global Warming

Arctic Sea Ice, The Thinnest Ever Going Into Spring

April 8, 2009 / No Comments

The Arctic ice is the thinnest it has ever been at this time of the year.  What's more, it's spring and summer is on the way. Researchers are saying that some 90% of the Arctic ice is just 1-2 years old. The researchers are with NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado. [caption id="attachment_4461" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The ...

Three Japanese Scientists Separately Question the Validity of Man-made Global Warming Models

March 19, 2009 / No Comments

The Australian reports that - "THREE senior Japanese scientists separately engaged in climate-change research have strongly questioned the validity of the man-made global-warming model that underpins the drive by the UN and most developed-nation governments to curb greenhouse gas emissions." Image by brandnewbrain One says -"I believe the anthropogenic (man-made) effect for climate change is still only one of the hypotheses to ...

Doom and Gloom Predicted for Northeast United States

March 17, 2009 / No Comments

More doom and gloom is predicted for the northeast portion of the United States. New York City, Boston and other coastal cities are expected to get eight inches more than a possible 2-3 feet sea rise by 2100. Let me see, if it's two feet, then two feet plus eight inches falls within the 2-3 feet prediction. Will the Northeast then ...

Snowmen, um, Snowwomen, um, Snow People Protest Global Warming in Helsinki

March 11, 2009 / No Comments

I admit, I wouldn't know a snowman from a snowwoman unless s/he pulled up his/her skirt and showed me his carrot in a very strategic place. Nevertheless, the snow people were out in Helsinki protesting the warming up of the climate. I reckon if i were made of snow, i'd want the world to stay cooler, too, wouldn't you? But, for what it's ...

Good News and Bad News about Drop in CO2 Emissions

March 4, 2009 / No Comments

There's good news and bad news about a 10% drop in CO2 emissions overall in FY08 in Japan. The good news for the CO2 watchers is that emissions are down. Yeah, I said that. The bad news is that five major industries - steel, chemicals, oil, paper and cement -- are suffering from steep production cuts. "The five industries accounted for a ...

Global Warming Causes, Not Manmade Japan Says

February 26, 2009 / No Comments

The conflict between the environmentalists and the political activists about global warming causes and the impact of human activity on rising global temperatures, seems to have been rekindled once again by a controversial report by the Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER). Three of the five researchers who conducted the extensive study concluded that global warming was majorly a cause ...

Tokyo Says, “Companies will go green or else?”

February 25, 2009 / No Comments

Tokyo will soon require domestic electricity companies to buy surplus solar power generated by households at about twice the current price. The plan will come into effect as early as April the start of Japan's new fiscal year. Tokyo wants to promote solar power as part of Japan's efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. "Japan has already led solar power technology in ...

More Gloom and Doom Predictions about Global Warming

February 18, 2009 / No Comments

Ho hum. Some 'top scientists' are predicting "global warming is likely to worsen faster and cause more environmental damage than has been predicted." "Unless aggressive measures are taken, the greenhouse gases will accumulate faster than expected in the Earth's atmosphere, increasing the danger of irreversible climate change by the end of the century, a leading climate scientist of the Intergovernmental Panel ...

The Global Warming Watermarks Project

February 16, 2009 / No Comments

No matter who or what caused it - human or natural causes, global warming is a fact and we should do our best to prevent any of "deadly" effects. With that in mind a group of artists from England came up with an interesting public art project meant bring awareness into our lives. Dubbed the Watermarks project, it uses official ...

Glaciers Can Defy Global Warming, Too – Perito Moreno

February 6, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_3857" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Perito Moreno"][/caption] Global warming - happening, not happening, human caused, not caused and all that aside. Yeah, there is global climate change. And whether we can do anything about it and all that aside...there is a glacier, Perito Moreno in the southern Patagonia region, also known as the "White Giant" that is gaining as much as 3 ...