What is a blizzard?
By: Sam Smart
According to the National Weather Service, a blizzard is defined as a storm accompanied by heavy snow and/or blowing snow creating whiteout conditions. Sustained winds are at least 35 mph, creating considerable drifting snow near roads, in open areas, and around buildings. Blizzards usually form...
By: Gemma Wiseman
In this “climate” of the global warming phenomena, shrinking lakes appear to be proof that global warming disrupts and negatively impacts water ecosystems. But the full story involves Mother Nature’s cycles of balance and change counterbalanced by many intrusive, human activities. In particular...
By: Maria C Collins
The only predictable thing about the British weather is that it is totally unpredictable. The British Isles are a small group of islands and the weather can vary across the length and breadth of the land. The organizers of events are often caught out by...
By: Bob Lloyd
We've all heard that along with global warming, there is a phenomenon called global dimming. Of course, we'd expect it to counteract the warming and offer us some hope of mitigating the effects of climate change, and this has motivated newspaper writers to play on...
By: Maria C Collins
British people, who suffered during the winter of 2009, would disagree that there is less snowfall now than in the past. Many areas were covered in a blanket of snow for some weeks. There was difficulty in getting food supplies into some isolated villages, especially...
How we can stop the melting of Greenland's glaciers
By: Ken Whitehead
It has become one of today's iconic symbols. The melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet has made headlines around the world. While not disputing the fact that Greenland is losing ice, scientists tell a slightly different story from the headline writers. The Greenland Ice Sheet...
By: Mark G. Sullivan
As the world enters a new decade, the stress on available water continues in a downward spiral as the general populace takes little notice. Some who are directly affected state that global warming is responsible for Lake Chad and other lakes around the world to...
Formation of the islands of Hawaii
By: Hai Shunxi
The Hawaiian Islands fit the textbook definition of “the middle of nowhere” perfectly. A glance at any globe shows that the islands are remarkably isolated, lying 3000 km (1850 miles) from the nearest landmass. What might be even more interesting is that the islands...
What is causing Lake Chad and other lakes to shrink?
By: Rhonda Hart
There is no longer controversy about whether the Earth's climate is changing due to Global Warming. The question now is, “how do we prepare for it?” Scientific communities agree that this decade marks an era of rapid climate change, and that before mid-century...
What is causing Lake Chad and other lakes to shrink?
By: Becky Robbins
Lakes are falling victim to human abuse and climate changes. Some of the world’s largest lakes are shrinking away; becoming ghosts of their former selves. Lake Chad was once the sixth largest lake in the world. However, over the course of about 30 years...

 

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