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Directory:Environmental Impact - This Directory is a place where we can monitor the consequences of our collective actions regarding alternative energy solutions and whether or not the adversely impact the earth on which we live. (PESWiki Oct. 30, 2008)


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Directory:Global Warming > Directory:Global Warming Ramifications > Errant climate may be sign of breakdown, scientists say - Floods, fires, melting ice, and feverish heat -- from smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Iowa and the High Arctic -- the planet seems to be having a midsummer breakdown. It is not just a portent of things to come, scientists say, but a sign of troubling climate change already under way. The weather-related cataclysms of July and August fit patterns predicted by climate scientists. (Boston Globe/AP August 13, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Global Warming > PowerPedia:Greenhouse gases >Directory:Oxygen Depletion - Global warming is not the only consequence of increasing greenhouse gasses. Oxygen used to be about 20% of the atmosphere but today, in some places, it is as low as 16%, leading to a wide range of health and vitality consequences. Oceanic hypoxia is likewise spreading at an alarming rate. (PESWIki Oct. 19, 2008)
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A Strategy for Coping with Climate Change - A new multidisciplinary modeling effort concludes that certain tracts of land in California's Sacramento Delta should be abandoned the next time they flood, and that major California water-supply inlets in the area should be rerouted. (MI Technology Review Sept 11, 2008)

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Meltdown: Mark Goldes on Global Climate Catastrophe - There's enough methane-ice trapped under the polar caps to suffocate every man, woman, and child on Earth...and the caps are melting. This is just one of five scenarios ... "The Brooklyn Project" proposed. (AmericanAntigravity July 19, 2006)

Scientist: Global warming is near its tipping point - Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, cites string of evidences to Salt Lake City audience and calls for a reasonable and doable change of human behavior. (Salt Lake Tribune Apr. 9, 2006)

Climate scientists to issue dire warnings - U.N. climate experts reportedly fear global warming might cause the Earth's temperature to rise far higher than now predicted. (PhysOrg Feb. 28, 2006)

Climate change inevitable - Even if all greenhouse gases had been stabilized in the year 2000, we would still be committed to a warmer Earth and greater sea level rise in the present century, according to a new study by a team of climate modelers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (PhysOrg / Science March 18, 2005)

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Weather Channel launches One Degree . . . Can Change the World - New theme is spawning an entire site devoted to exploring the ramifications of just one degree Celsius increase in temperature over the last century, and what can be done to turn things around. (TreeHugger Oct. 9, 2006)

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Inhabited Island Vanishes Forever Under Water - For the first time, an inhabited island has disappeared beneath rising seas. Once home to some 10,000 people, the island of Lohachera has been washed away by rising ocean levels. (The Independent UK Dec. 25, 2006) (See Slashdot discussion)

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Combustible Ice - Over the next decade, China plans to invest 800 million RMB (US $100 million) in the development of methane gas hydrate—so-called “combustible ice??—to meet its rising energy demand and alleviate heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Scientists, however, worry that the move may cause environmental damage due to the unstable nature and high methane content of the energy source. (WorldWatch Sept. 7, 2006) (Thanks ZPEnergy)

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The Warming of Greenland - A penisula long thought to be part of Greenland's mainland turned out to be an island when a glacier retreated. Greenland is covered by 630,000 cubic miles of ice, enough water to raise global sea levels by 23 feet. (NY Times Jan. 16, 2007) (See Slashdot discussion)

How global warming has thrown nature into disarray - Scotland's wildlife food chains are being thrown out of sync by global warming, putting thousands of creatures at risk of starvation. Of more than 500 spring and summer biological events, such as wild birds laying eggs, and emergence of aphids or butterflies, 74% show some evidence of being earlier. ( July 28, 2006)

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Why Gaia is Wreaking Revenge on our Abuse of the Environment - Thirty years ago, James Lovelock became famous for postulating that the earth was a living entity. Now he makes headlines saying that mankind has gone too far in its abuse of the planet, and she may rid herself of the parasitic presence. (ZPEnergy Jan. 16, 2006) (Source: (Physorg)

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Is Global Warming Fueling Katrina? - Warm ocean temperatures are a key ingredient for monster hurricanes, prompting some scientists to believe that global warming is exacerbating our storm troubles. (Time Aug. 29, 2005)

Global Warming to be More Extreme in Some Areas than Others - Global warming to be more extreme in some areas than others. MU researcher, in Geology, says ancient evidence proves there is no simple global thermostat. (NewsWise June 30, 2005)

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Blizzard of '06 cripples East - The biggest winter storm in New York City history buried the region and 14 Northeast states on Sunday under blowing, drifting, thigh-high snows that crippled transportation and commerce, knocked out power. (NY Times Feb. 12, 2006)

Extreme Weather Will Kill Millions - Climate change from global warming a massive threat to life on earth says a British scientist. (ZPEnergy Sept. 9, 2004)

Global Warming Will Increase World Hunger - "Global warming would increase the amount of land classified as being either arid or insufficiently moist in the developing world." (Reuters May 27, 2005)

Global warming seen as security threat - Forced migrations due to cataclysmic climate changes may top terrorism. (Reuters Oct. 24, 2004)

Hurricanes growing fiercer with global warming - MIT professor says hurricanes have grown significantly more powerful and destructive over the last three decades, and warns that this trend could continue. (PhysOrg August 1, 2005)

Oceans turning to acid from rise in CO2 - A UK Royal Society report warns that "if CO2 from human activities continues to rise, the oceans will become so acidic by 2100 it could threaten marine life in ways we can't anticipate". (PhysOrg June 30, 2005)

Global Warming Exposes Arctic to Oil, Gas Drilling - (Yahoo News Nov. 8, 2004) [wrong idea!]

Storm costs to spiral - The global costs of extreme weather could rise by two-thirds within decades unless governments tackle the causes of climate change. (PhysOrg June 29, 2005)

Big money enters global warming battle - Swiss Re, the world's second-largest reinsurance company, recently warned that the costs of natural disasters caused by global warming is threatening humanity with a catastrophe of its own making. (ZPEnergy July 5, 2004)

Global Warming May Take Economic Toll - Economic costs include costs of increased natural disasters as well as changes to water supply infrastructure, and consequences for human health from increased temperatures and associated diseases. (Reuters Aug. 12, 2005)

Global Warning On Global Warming - Scientists warn that a long-term, 4º increase in the average global temperature could threaten Latin American water supplies, reduce food yields in Asia and result in a rise in extreme weather conditions in the Caribbean. (AP/CBS Argentina Dec. 14, 2004)

Southern Africa headed for desert - New study published in Nature warns that much of southern Africa could be transformed into a roaming, Sahara-like desert as the dunes of the Kalahari become eroded and unstabilized by global warming. (PhysOrg June 29, 2005)

Will Rising Seas Swamp Some Small Island States? - "...The sea could overflow the heavily populated coastlines of such countries as Bangladesh, cause the disappearance of some nations entirely (such as the island state of the Maldives), foul freshwater supplies for billions of people and spur mass migrations," ('Reuters Jan. 10, 2004)

Rising sea levels threaten coastal properties - As many as 100,000 homes around Scotland’s coastline finding themselves at risk from exceptionally high tides. Real estate values plummeting. (Scotland on Sunday, UK Jan. 30, 2005)

Melting glaciers indicate a warmer world to come - From Alaska in the north, to Montana's Glacier National Park, to the great ice fields of wild Patagonia at this continent's southern tip, the "rivers of ice" that have marked landscapes from prehistory are liquefying, shrinking, retreating. (Taipei Times Feb. 14, 2005)

Global warming could worsen US pollution - report - Further warming of the atmosphere would block cold fronts bringing cooler, cleaner air from Canada and allow stagnant air and ozone pollution to build up over cities in the Northeast and Midwest. (Reuters Feb. 20, 2005)

'Greenhouse' indicates dramatic weather - "We know the gathering greenhouse will be warm, but this new information confirms that the contrast between the rainy season and the dry season will increase dramatically". (PhysOrg March 29 / Geology, April, 2005)

Global Warming to Raise Storm Damage Costs - The cost of cleaning up storm damage will balloon unless the world takes urgent action to cut harmful emissions warming the globe, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said. (Reuters June 29, 2005)

Warming Most Evident at High Latitudes, but Greatest Impact Will Be in Tropics - The impact of global warming has become obvious in areas such as Alaska, Siberia and the Arctic, but a University of Washington ecologist says the most serious impact in the next century likely will be in the tropics. (EurekAlet Aug. 12)

Global warming of Atlantic could hit fish - The potential shutdown due to climate warming of the key Atlantic Conveyor current that warms northern Europe could have a major impact on fish stocks in the region. (Reuters, UK March 31, 2005)

Climate Change Could Boost Scots Farmers - Global warming could be good news for Scottish farmers, according to ESRC funded research at the University of Stirling. Rising temperatures and increased CO2 levels could mean increased yields. (PhysOrg Aug. 15, 2005)

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Capitalizing on Melting Polar Ice - NYT reports that with the warming, "the Arctic is undergoing nothing less than a great rush for virgin territory and natural resources worth hundreds of billions of dollars." Included in the opportunism are "lucrative shipping routes, perhaps even the storied Northwest Passage new cruise ship destinations and important commercial fisheries." (Slashdot Oct. 15, 2005)

[Might as well have fun while the ship sinks, eh?]

Extreme Weather Will Kill Millions - Climate change from global warming a massive threat to life on earth says a British scientist. (ZPEnergy Sept. 9, 2004)