Causes of Arctic ice loss
By: Nayab Naseer
Every summer, some of the ice in the arctic regions melts and flows into the world's oceans. This is a natural phenomenon. However, since 2002 CE, this melting has increased at an alarming pace, with almost 502,000 square miles of sea ice lost since...
Hurricane Control Screaming into the Wind
By: Cameron Foster
On October 13, 1947, a borderline Category 2 hurricane positioned off of the southeastern coast of the United States was "seeded" with dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) in an attempt to weaken the storm. This was part of an effort known as "Project Cirrus". Shortly...
By: Morgan Carlson
Of the ice and snow in this world that lies across both sea and land alike, it is a collective store of 68.7 percent of the fresh water available. Although this percentage only amounts to 1.74 percent of the total water quantities, if...
Tornaodes more Deadly than Hurricanes
By: Cameron Foster
The damage potential of anything in motion (like the wind) is not determined from a simple scale. This means that a 100mph winds does not simply have double the destructive power of a 50mph wind: it actually has FOURT IMES as much. This is because...
Causes of Arctic ice loss
By: Cameron Foster
As the seasons progress, both land and sea ice melts/shrinks during the long arctic summer, and then begins to grow again by late September. This "cryosphere" reaches its maximum extent around mid-March after which the melt/freeze cycle repeats. For the Southern Hemisphere, the high and...
By: Morgan Carlson
Currently there are not many ways in which humanity can control rainfall in specific areas, but there are a few methods that mimic the natural production of rain. Of course there are specifications to such techniques that make the process even more difficult. First, there...
Consequences of Arctic ice loss
By: Nayab Naseer
In the Arctic, some sea ice always melts every summer. However, since 2002 CE, this summertime melting of sea ice started earlier than usual and the quantity of ice lost increased at an alarming pace. Nearly 502,000 square miles of sea ice has melted...
By: Morgan Carlson
Although not a lifestyle many would choose willingly, it is possible that it is a development for living that will have to be met. In a world of rising oceans and over-population, space on lands more suitable to growing crops or farming livestock for the...
By: Morgan Carlson
If the planet was instantly depleted of all forms of water there would be nothing but geological formations, structures, bones, horns, and dust. As most organisms are composed mostly of water, the complete absence of it would turn bodies into their base structures, which would...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Linda Joyce
Are you one of the many people throughout the world who are deeply affected by the weather? People who are affected in this way may have S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective Disorder, which can affect their mental health in a variety of adverse ways...

 

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