How Is The Climate Affected By The Greenhouse Effect

July 26th, 2013

The greenhouse effect was first observed in 1824 by Joseph Fourier, but it has only become a household phrase in the last few decades. Large volumes of certain gasses in the atmosphere trap heat and re-radiate it back to earth which leads to an increase in global temperatures.

There are many greenhouse gasses, but the most common of them is carbon dioxide. The industrial revolution and the large scale burning of fossil fuels have added so much of the gas into the atmosphere that temperatures on the ground are climbing. Read the rest of this entry »

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What We Can Do To Save Our Climate

June 6th, 2013

Are you one of many people who are concerned about global warming and other serious environmental problems? If so, then you may be wondering what you can do to help save the climate. After all, if we continue to partake in our irresponsible habits when it comes to the way we treat our planet and nonrenewable resources, future generations are going to suffer drastically.

All it takes are a few minor lifestyle changes in order to do your part in helping to save the planet. This includes making the effort to recycle, whether it be Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ice Age And It’s Global Effects

April 3rd, 2013

Although even the most skeptical among us can no longer realistically deny the existence of climate change, many people know very little about the effects of the last Ice Age on our environment. It’s hard to imagine what the planet must have been like when most of it was covered in glaciation, so if you are interested in what the majority of the Earth probably looked like during the middle of the last Ice Age, you should travel to the northern part of Scandinavia.

Remnants of the Ice Age can still be seen in Read the rest of this entry »

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Using Alternative Electricity to Affect Positive Change

August 18th, 2012

If you have been getting all your energy and electricity through services dependent on fossil fuels and the like, then you are like most of the people on this planet. However, did you know that there are lots of other, less detrimental ways you can get your electricity? Texas Electric from Green Mountain on services like these can be found just by doing a search on the internet and it’s worth it, especially if you are concerned about the state of climate change in our country.

While arguments seem polarized on the topic of climate change, few can ignore that our climate has certainly changed. Greenhouse gasses are largely to blame for this and many people attribute our dependence on electricity and power gained through fossil fuels as the lead culprit. The real insanity about this situation is that fossil fuels are finite. We know we are running out and we also know that there are alternative energy sources out there.

For example, some people can have their homes built with special materials that capture and harness the sun’s solar energy, solar panels can be placed on roofs, and other buildings even make use of wind turbine farms. There are a whole host of other electricity-producing options out there too including hydropower and geothermal. The only thing that is standing in the way is convention. A lot of people are not willing to make that change to alternative electricity sources but, unfortunately, a time is coming where it won’t be a choice – it will be an ultimatum.

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Climate Changes Wreaking Havoc With The Oceans

May 26th, 2012

Since the climate is gradually becoming warmer each year, it is going to have a major effect on oceans. As an affect, there will be a major affect on us humans that results from this dramatic change.

Scientists predict that ocean temperatures will drastically rise before the end of the century. This will cause a change in the way that currents flow, which will alter the course that many types of fish take along their journey. This will also have a major affect on coral reefs, but not Read the rest of this entry »

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Effects of Solar Disturbances On Earth’s Climate

May 25th, 2012

Solar disturbances affecting the earth’s climate and atmosphere are becoming more and more common. The big affect it has is changing the earth’s temperature as far down as the core. With the rising temperatures come the rising of sea levels causing massive flooding and more water covering up areas that were once land. The glaciers in the Arctic are slowly diminishing due to melting which could eventually cause the flooding of any city along the coast.

The weather is something we watch everyday as the solar activity continues causing the climate to change, so will the Read the rest of this entry »

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Observing Our Surroundings Shows The Climate Changes

May 24th, 2012

Take a good look outside. Do it again tomorrow. Keep on observing, day after day, and you will have direct evidence that your surroundings change. Weather produces the easiest of these changes to see. Look long enough, however, and you will be seeing the climate.

People have a tendency to confuse weather with climate, but the difference is actually quite easy to understand. Whereas weather comes and goes quickly, climate can be thought of as weather trends on a much slower Read the rest of this entry »

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Underwater Volcanoes Heating Up The Ocean

May 20th, 2012

Scientists have now discovered underwater volcanoes which could be partially responsible for heating up the ocean.

Some people might find this unbelievable, but scientists have noticed how volcanoes seem to be baking the ocean water. Particularly in warmer climates like the islands in Indonesia. Another place would include Japan.

Could volcanoes be partially responsible for global warming?

Well, that is what scientists are now guessing. The reason for this is because scientists have noted that there are many underwater volcanoes at the Antarctica. When the water is warmed up, what this does is it Read the rest of this entry »

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Global Warming: A Big Factor In The Climate Changing

May 19th, 2012

Society is becoming increasingly aware of the problems being faced today as a result of high pollution. Concerns continue to rise as weather patterns change, storms increase in severity and thousands of record high temperatures are recorded. Global warming has proven through scientific experiments to be the primary cause of these concerning climate changes.

The Earth’s atmosphere is a very thin layer that traps just enough sun rays in our environment to support both animal and plant life. With the increased carbon dioxide Read the rest of this entry »

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