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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 ...

The Beauty of Ice Storms

January 17, 2009 / 7 Comments

Back in the '70s (yeah, I am an old goat) there was a tornado that went through Cincinnati, where I was living at the time. I was listening to the warnings on the radio as I drove a delivery truck for a flower store. I happened to look in the rear view mirror and saw a giant twister. Thankfully, it ...

Shivers Down Your Spine: Melting Ice Caps Welcome Tourists to Antarctica

December 15, 2008 / No Comments

The very fact that 46,000 cruise ship passengers have been able to make their way to Antarctica - places which would have been inaccessible 20 years ago, are good examples of the effects of global warming at the South Pole. While the world still argues about how real or unreal the threat of global warming is, the effects though are giving ...

Lifejackets to Rescue the Polar Bears from melting ice!

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

There is absolutely no doubt that carbon emissions caused by excessive use of fossil fuel and our callous cutting of trees have caused global warming to creep up to such dangerous levels that it is causing a serious threat to the polar ice caps and all the animals that reside in the cold paradise. Polar Bears have been stranded on melting ...

Final Verdict: Human Activity Undeniably Caused the Climate Change at the Poles

November 3, 2008 / No Comments

Whenever there is a scientific theory or even an assumption, the most obvious effect of it, is the appearance of the skeptics. It is such people who have always maintained that the humans as a race were over-reacting to the phenomenon of 'global warming' and that it was just a natural cycle of the Earth that was causing climate changes. But ...

North Pole Ice Free This Summer?

June 29, 2008 / No Comments

A U.S. scientist will blame global warming if ships are able to sail over the normally frozen over North Pole at the top of our globe. Frankly, I'd like to make the trip in a ship. I mean, how often do you get to do that sort of thing? The scientist from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center ...