By: Zain Arif
The Ice Age, which brought about a sudden change of temperature around 195,000 years ago, is believed to have wiped out a wide range of species who could not adapt to the freezing temperatures. Mankind was among the survivors, although some scientists believe that...
By: Chris Wiegard
The planet Earth is described by climatologists as currently being in an “interglacial” period. In other words, the planet Earth exited from an “Ice Age” around 10,000 years ago, a time when massive ice sheets covered all of what is now Canada...
Why the North and South Poles are so cold
By: N. Owen Holme
With an axial tilt of 23.5 degrees, the poles of the earth enjoy no direct sunlight for several months each year. It would be sensible to conclude, like winter in the lower portions of the earth's latitudes, that the extended direct sunlight it receives...
By: Rex Trulove
The carboniferous period was a time of tremendous growth on Earth. One of the reasons for this was the average worldwide temperatures. Naturally, there wasn't anyone around with a thermometer to get accurate readings of the amount of heat. However, temperatures can be extrapolated, using...
By: Prabhu Peiris
On planet earth, ice and snow, solid forms of water, exist as sea ice, lake and river ice, snow cover, glaciers, ice caps and frozen ground. Snow and ice have a major effect on global climate because they have a high reflective index. The reflective...
By: Jay O'Toole
"A flight controller watched Delta Air Lines Flight 191 emerge from an intense thunderstorm at a low altitude and radioed the urgent command 'Delta, go around!' to abort its landing seconds before the jumbo jet crashed and burned Friday night, (August 5, 1985.)"...
Predictions on global warming and relocation problems of humans
By: Christyl Rivers
Relocation problems related to global warming are already happening. Every where, even before the current warming, people have historically fought over resources when ever one side has less access to water, fuel, food, medicine and more. Africa has several conflicts currently raging over resources. In...
How can we improve weather forecasting?
By: B. J. Deming
Weather causes damage even when a hurricane, tornado, blizzard or flood isn't making the news. Forewarned is forearmed, and we can improve weather forecasting by gathering more data, improving computer modeling and enlisting public help.♦ More dataToday's weather forecasts are more accurate than at...
By: B. J. Deming
A tropical cyclone can come your way as you travel throughout the world. Residents in vulnerable areas are familiar with their region’s storm warnings, but you might not recognize these foreign terms and so not know how dangerous the oncoming storm was. Here is...
By: Richard Bauerle
The central plains of the United States as well as the rest of the nation have had an unusually mild winter thus far. For most people this means a cheaper winter! Aside from the expenses of the holidays, the presents, the turkey, and the New...

 

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