Reasons why some have called global warming a hoax
By: Stuart Cockerham
While most that support the idea that man is largely responsible for this increase in temperature contend that it is because of the increase in CO2 levels due to the burning of fossil fuels. Although CO2 levels have increased during this same period, there is...
Global warming and the potential effects on crop growth
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Global warming and agriculture are closely interrelated. Global warming is believed to have significant impact on factors affecting agriculture, such as temperature, soil fertility, length of growing season, glacial retreat, carbon dioxide, and precipitation. These factors determine the ability of the biosphere to produce enough...
The relationship between solar activity and climate change
By: Brian Lobb
The beauty of science is the fact that most scientists are skeptical by nature and what was once thought of as fact, can then change and be replaced by a new fact. In 2006 Pluto, the ninth planet of our Solar System was changed from...
How floods in the UK are affecting transport, power and lifestyles
By: Sun Meilan
While parts of the US and Canada have been sweltering in a heatwave, the United Kingdom has been suffering from more than its fair share of rain, leading to flooding in many parts of the country. According to The Guardian, on Saturday July 7, it...
Defining the term 'dry lightning'
By: A. Smith
Dry lightning and heat lightning are often confused. Heat lightning is distant lightning is distant lightning without thunder or rain. It usually occurs when the weather is hot and muggy. Dry lightning is nearby lightning with thunder and with little or no rain. It usually...
By: T. Scott Randolph
Storms. Some people absolutely love them, other people are petrified of them. They can be beautiful with the displays of lightning or devastating with hail, damaging winds or even a tornado. What are the conditions that actually cause these storms to happen? Most people roll...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a natural occurring gas found in trace amounts in the atmosphere. As part of the carbon cycle, many plants, algae and cyanobacteria use CO2 in photosynthesis to produce chemical energy and oxygen as a waste product. Carbon dioxide accumulates in the...
By: Geert Hesters
Plants are able to make biomass (leaves, roots,…) from a gas found in the atmosphere, namely carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon dioxide is a stable, inert gas. To make this gas more reactive and useful for the plant, it needs to be ‘reduced&rsquo...
The relationship between solar activity and climate change
By: Muneer Moosa Dhamani
For decades, scientists have claimed that solar activity is related to the various climatic changes on earth. The sun is the source of life on earth, and is the largest source of energy for the earth. Since most of the energy of the earth comes...
Reasons why some have called global warming a hoax
By: Muneer Moosa Dhamani
People agree that there is no second opinion on the fact that global warming is a serious problem and must be rectified immediately. Every literate person agrees that global warming is a crucial issue and has many harmful effects on our biosphere. However, recent news...

 

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