Tag Archives: environment

New Study Shows Plants Absorb Carbon From Atmosphere Faster Than Perviously Thought

Plants are hard at work absorbing carbon

New research just published in the journal Nature say that plants, trees, and soil are absorbing carbon about 25 percent faster than scientists previously thought. A team of scientists headed-up by Lisa Welp-Smith of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed a new, more accurate, method of determining how much plants absorb and release carbon. The study estimates that global plant life take up …

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CO2 is Just a Trace Gas, It Could Never Impact Climate – Right?

How can a trace element comprising barely 0.04 percent of the atmosphere make any difference in our climate? It has become something of a prime “scientific” point from certain political leaders and denier pundits, but most of us know, if we were paying any attention in high school, that without that trace gas, earth would be lifeless and covered in ice. The following video …

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Enviro News Wrap: Nano over Copper; Greenpeace Turns 40; More Americans Believe Global Warming is Real, and more

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Nanotechnology is replacing copper wires with carbon tubes for electrical cables. Science pays off once again! After pledging to be the “Greenest Government Ever” independent analysis shows the UK will not achieve carbon emission reductions that it set for itself. Of course there is still time for politicians to save …

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Musings of a Malcontent: Irony, Irony, Wherefore art thou Irony?

Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Recently I have become aware of the fact the a few readers actually take everything I say here literally. Yes, I know. It seems far-fetched. “This post being taken to be exact truth? Are you sure?” Oh I am sure. Last week when I said it would take penguins roosting on …

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Obama Can Regulate the Environment and Create Green Jobs

President Obama should focus on creating green jobs and supporting environmental regulation. Jobs and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to unveil his jobs and economic plan, his popularity is at an all-time low. Support from the President’s base has been eroded by the two week long protest against the Keystone XL pipeline and profound disappointment about the abandonment of stricter ozone regulations. From the end of August to the beginning of September, a total of 1,252 protesters were arrested in front of the White House for opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Those arrested included 350.org’s Bill …

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Musings of a Malcontent: Hello God, It’s me Earth

Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Lately it seems everyone is speaking for God. You know – the all-powerful, all-seeing, omniscient great being in the sky that made everything in about 6 days awhile back? That God. The one who consistently gives us mixed messages about whether a compassionate God even exists given all the suffering in …

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Hurricane Irene and the Staggering Costs of Climate Change

Hurricane Irene exemplifies the trend toward more extreme weather, and along with it the extreme cost of climate change

Extreme weather events like Hurricane Irene illustrate the costs of man’s impact on the earth. The planet has been getting warmer since the dawn of the industrial age and for every one degree rise in temperature, moisture rises by 7 percent. Scientists predict that warmer temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Or to put it another way, global warming amplifies the risk factors for extreme weather events. Guided …

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