A team of MIT scientists recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide
increase in methane levels -the first increase in ten years. What
baffles the team is that this data contradicts theories stating humans
are the primary source of increase in greenhouse gas. It takes about
one full year for gases generated in the highly industrial northern
hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. Since
all worldwide levels rose simultaneously throughout the same year,
however, it is probable that this may be part of a natural cycle - and
not the direct result of man's contributions.
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Until the oldest known remains of a polar bear were uncovered on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic, polar bears we thought to be a relatively new species, with one study claiming they evolved less than 100,000 years ago. The previous oldest recovered remains are about 70,000 years old. The specimen was found at Poolepynten on Prins Karls Forland, a narrow strip of land on the far west of the archipelago.
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For thousands of years animal waste, and other organic matter left behind on the Arctic tundra, have been sealed off from the environment by permafrost. Now climate change is melting the permafrost and freeing mass quantities of prehistoric “ooze” from its state of suspended animation.
Russian scientist, Sergei Zimov, has been studying climate change in Russia's Arctic for 30 years now. He is worried that as this organic matter becomes exposed to the air it will drastically accelerate global warming predictions even beyond some of the most pessimistic forecasts.
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"We are convinced that the sub-ocean floor is a significant part of the solution to the global climate problem."
David Goldberg -geophysicist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volcanic rocks off the West Coast might be used to securely imprison huge amounts of globe-warming carbon dioxide captured from power plants or other sources report a group of scientists. The experts say that natural chemical reactions under 78,000 square kilometers (30,000 square miles) of ocean floor off California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia could lock in as much as 150 years of U.S. CO2 production.
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James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, is widely respected as one of the world's leading climate scientists. He says the public is being lied to and duped by special interest groups about the severity of the threat that global warming poses. He also claims that policy makers and big oil executives are sacrificing public interest to line their own pockets.
"The problem is not political will, it's the alligator shoes - the lobbyists. It's the fact that money talks in Washington, and that democracy is not working the way it's intended to work," says Hansen.
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The Earth's temperature may stay roughly the same for a decade, as natural climate cycles enter a cooling phase, scientists have predicted.
A new computer model developed by German researchers, reported in the journal Nature, suggests the cooling will counter greenhouse warming.
However, temperatures will again be rising quickly by about 2020, they say.
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The battle lines of future conflict between nations are emerging along the fault lines of the polar ice caps of our planet. An international race for oil, fish, diamonds and shipping routes, is being accelerated by the impact of global warming on Earth's frozen north.
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Like a bit of scientific prophecy, Kerry Emanuel, wrote a paper published in the journal Nature back in 2005 warning that a warming climate would increase hurricane intensity. Three weeks later Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Global warming experts frequently quoted his study, and climate change evangelists like Al Gore frequently cited the work. Critics, on the other hand, called it a case of coincidence and argued that global warming can’t be blamed for every angry act of nature.
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Global warming skeptics have for the past couple years argued that climate change is mostly due to cosmic rays and has little to do with the rise in man-made greenhouse gases around the world. The controversial TV program "The Great Global Warming Swindle", broadcast in 2007 popularized the idea that global warming stems from a decrease in cosmic rays over the last hundred years.
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Snow cover around the world is greater than it’s ever been in over four decades. The Arctic Sea ice that was hysterically lamented this past year for having hit the "lowest levels on record” (which actually weren’t even kept for the region before 1972) is on the rebound. Temperatures in the US are at record-breaking lows. According to the National Weather Service, temperature were just one degree shy of beating a record low held since 1888 earlier this month, as temperatures fell to an extreme 40 below zero in Embarrass, Minnesota. (Yes, that is the real name of the city, and it’s purely a humorous coincidence that the name appears to cleverly poke fun at global warming alarmists everywhere.)
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