Weather

Understanding the Danger: What Causes Typhoons?

January 23, 2009 / No Comments

In 2006 the world saw a major hurricane that caused arguable the greatest damage to human wealth in the history of mankind. United States bore the brunt of anger and venom unleashed by Hurricane Katrina and while people who have been struck by the tragedy are still recovering from it, rest of the world is seriously starting to ponder about ...

Where is Global Warming When You Want it? Midwest Drops to -40

January 14, 2009 / No Comments

Temperatures have dipped to Arctic levels in Minneapolis. A snowstorm followed. People died from exposure. Even Kansas (you're not in Kansas anymore) and Missouri dropped to single digits (-15Cish). At one place, Hallock, wind chill was -58 below. I have been in the bitter cold before, changed a tire at -25C and saw ice sculptures in Northern China at the same ...

15 Deadly Effects of Global Warming: A Catastrophe in the Making?

January 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

There is a point beyond which you cannot trample with the mightily patient Mother earth. She has taken everything that has been thrown at her and has tried to balance the planet and keep it up and running by making tiny adjustments and giving us gentle jolts once in a while. But when the planet that you call home is ...

Japan Meteorological Agency Adds to Global Warming Statistics

December 18, 2008 / No Comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency has some new global warming statistics. According to the agency, the pace of global warming appears to be slowing. "The average temperature in the world in 2008 registering a rise of 0.2 degree Celsius compared with the average rise between 1971 and 2000." Even so, it was the 10th largest margin of increase from benchmark average ...

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 ...

UK’s Royal Society Explores Adventurous New Ways to Curb Global Warming

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

Global warming is one phenomenon that has pretty much grown into the biggest demon the planet is trying to get off of its back and not too surprisingly, we have not been all that successful till today. Despite growing concerns over how the greenhouse gases must be controlled and their volume curbed, it seems the progress is either too slow or ...

Prince Charles Urges World to Fight Climate Change

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Prince Charles is in Tokyo urging the world to fight climate change saying that, "Given the current turbulence in the international financial system and the immediate and damaging effect it is having on the whole world, the credit crunch is rightly a preoccupation of vast significance and importance. But we take our eye off the 'climate crunch' at our peril." The Prince thinks ...

Climate Change Bleaches Corals

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Corals at the Great Barrier Reef are soaking up carbon dioxide at new levels say researchers. As a result, the corals may (operative word) be accelerating bleaching and some might (operative word) be destroyed by 2050. I say operative word because the actual effect is not known and the ultimate outcome is still very much everyone's best guess. Could, maybe, might, ...

Southern Australia’s Astonishing Drought

October 14, 2008 / No Comments

We are all aware by now of the effects of global warming which is soon to cause a major hazard to the earth. Unless and until we make efforts to stop or reduce greenhouse emissions we are to witness a complete shift in the ecological balance. According to David Jones the head of climate analysis at the Bureau of Meteorology the ...

Beijing Controls Weather for Olympic Opening Ceremony

August 7, 2008 / 1 Comment

In a previous post I wrote Beijing was planing to artificially change the weather for the Olympics if they needed to. Good news, I suppose, they won't have to. How do you say "whew!" in Chinese, I wonder? The forecast will be overcast (smog?) but no rain is expected according to the China Meterological Administration. A shower in the ...