By: Tarot
What others have said in a thousand words: The failure of the gulf stream current, which warms Europe, UK and the east coast of north America, could occur because of a large input of fresh water into the north Atlantic. Quick version is it reduces...
By: Tarot
Continuing the subject matter of nuclear winter following a nuclear exchange. The firestorms generated by the nuclear exchange and the initial blast would release vast quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which would spread over the entire planet, not just the area of the...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Sometimes it takes an outsider to really look at something, to see it with new eyes and a new understanding. Australian ecology professor Tim Flannery, in his book "The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and its Peoples," shows us an entirely...
By: Ian Loft
The likelihood of human survival on this planet without vegetation is nil. This is because of the symbiotic relationship between vegetation, our atmosphere and each living organism that derives nutrients from vegetation. This in turn provides food for insects; insects become the food supply for...
By: Kris Lee
What Is Humidity?Humidity refers to the amount of moisture or water vapour in the air. It is measured in relative terms (comparing the wettest and dryest time of each day) and expressed in terms of a percentage. The higher the percentage, the more humid...
By: SAbshier
Ethanol vs. Dust Bowl Unacceptably high oil prices coupled with anxiety over global warming and a renewed inter in carbohydrate fuels (ethanol, alcohol) is propelling the United States toward a policy of a mandated ethanol economy. This is not the first time that carbohydrate fuels...
By: Stuart Smith - 377122
Ethanol is not the answer we all hoped that it would be in our newly founded fuel-crazy' American world. In fact, Ethanol may be the worst thing that could have happed to the American economy in the last decade.Ethanol is a fuel source derived...
Weather cycles and changes
By: Rex Trulove
When we look only at the weather in our area over the past couple years, it is very easy to have the mistaken idea that it is changing in ways that it never done before. Even when we understand that weather patterns and cycles are...
By: Rex Trulove
Ocean waves have a primary and two secondary causes, depending on the type of wave we are talking about. The primary cause also has a direct and an indirect cause. Addressing the direct cause without doing the same to the indirect cause comes short of...
Understanding the difference between weather and climate
By: Rex Trulove
Global warming, global cooling, the whole debate further makes it difficult than it already is for people to understand the differences between weather and climate. In fact, it fuels the debate. Yet the differences are easy to understand.A big part of the confusion is...

 

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