By: Muneer Moosa Dhamani
Many of us have noticed the gradual rise in temperature on the earth throughout the year. This ‘heating' of the earth is chiefly due to global warming. As the name suggests, global warming is referred to as ‘the warming of the globe’. During...
By: Christy Birmingham
The Rocky Mountains, one of the main mountain systems within Western North America, has a climate which is becoming warmer and drier across its massive surface. Commonly referred to as the Rockies, the mountains extend from the southwestern United States, through New Mexico, to Northern...
By: Michael Totten
Over the last few decades, the public question of climate change has shifted from being a scientific question to being a political question. Because the existing temperature data is very strong, an increasing number of people currently believe that the climate is becoming warmer. In...
Why global warming is a hoax
By: Christyl Rivers
The idea of global warming is a hoax. Not the actual warming of the planet, that is real. But the idea that "you" personally are to blame. That it is all a scam to undermine a consumer lifestyle, and/or that anyone other than immensely profitable...
A look at the 2012 tornadoes in Poland
By: Sun Meilan
Tornadoes in Europe as a whole are generally a rare occurrence; even more so in Poland. The data on European tornadoes is sparse because they so rarely occur, but according to one piece of research completed by Nikolai Dotzek, tornadoes are most likely to occur...
By: Michael Totten
There are 6 main types of hazards from volcanic eruptions: lava flows, poisonous gases, ashfalls, pyroclastic flows, lahars, and volcanic debris avalanches. Each of these hazards requires different emergency protocols. Most volcanoes are only capable of 3 or 4 of these hazards, or rarely just...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The oceans of the world comprise approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface. Oceanographers classify the world's oceans into five distinct bodies of water, with the Pacific Ocean being the largest and the Arctic Ocean the smallest. Other world oceans include the Atlantic, Indian and...
Metamorphic rocks: Marble
By: Wayne K. Wilkins
Marble is one of the most widely used and widely distributed rocks in the world. Not only is marble used for expensive flooring within homes, but it is also used to tile walls and even to create fireplaces, ornaments and a vast array of other...
By: Annabelle Monito
Forest fires are always devastating and not only because of the trees that they destroy and the risk of new fires in residential areas. The trees that burn down could have produced much oxygen later and the destruction that could happen if a fire spreads...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Seamounts are mountains rising from the deep ocean floor, which don’t reach the surface waters of the sea. Seamounts are usually found rising at between 1,000-4,000 meters (3,280-13100 ft.) from the ocean floor. Seamounts are believed to form from extinct...

 

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