Reasons why some have called global warming a hoax
By: Christyl Rivers
People are easily led to believe what they wish to believe. Conversely, they are mistrustful, and look for ulterior motives when someone tries to convince them of something new and fantastic. Climate change, (by humans) is new. Although it has been predicted for decades, evidence...
By: Kaye Wilkes
Clouds are formed when water vapor evaporating from the surface of the Earth condenses around microscopic particles in the atmosphere. When warm air meets colder air, this triggers the condensation process. This simply means that instead of vapor, the water or, in some cases ice...
Why some researchers suggest lightning is linked to headaches and migraines
By: Penne Cole
Discovery News reports that researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found a potential link between lightning and headaches. The paper, published in the January 24, 2013, online edition of the Cephalagia journal is the first to find a tie between lightning and headaches, specifically...
By: Mac Pike
No day at the beach is probably a great way to describe the City of Fairbanks, Alaska. Take the year 2009 as an example, and it is a good one because the temperature profile for the United States' coldest city in that year is quite...
The coldest town on earth
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For many, cold winter weather is something that usually does not fall below 30 or -14 degrees Fahrenheit. Some may experience much colder winter weather, with temperatures falling to even -4 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Even in such instances, the extra cold weather might not...
How lightning can strike on a cloudless day
By: Merryl Lentz
There's a fearsome killer, dangerous and lethal, that strikes silently, swiftly and viciously. This killer happens to be a particularly fierce form of lightning that erupts unexpectedly from a clear sky – a veritable "bolt from the blue" – which strikes with such ferocity that...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
There are different types of fog. They are categorized by the method by which they are formed. Essentially the result is all the same. Fog is simply a low-lying cloud of water droplets that are suspended above the ground.Evaporation fog forms when cold air...
How lightning can strike on a cloudless day
By: Donna Hicks
Lightning is extremely dangerous, leading many people to take cover and avoid potentially being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. While most individuals realize the tremendous danger of being caught in a thunderstorm with lightning, what may not be known is that lightning can strike...
The earth's atmosphere
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Earth's atmosphere consists of a thin layer of gases surrounding the Earth. Most gases surrounding the Earth are held in place by gravity. The most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere is nitrogen, accounting for 78%, followed by oxygen with 21%, argon with 0...
How do we know the global climate is changing?
By: Christyl Rivers
Since the record heat, fires and droughts of 2012, the freak storms and swarms of tornadoes, floods, hurricanes such as Sandy and its aftermath, and much more, there are fewer skeptics about climate change. There is still however, a great deal of useless discussion over...

 

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