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Dolphin Extinction Is Possible – Ancient Dolphin-like Ichthyosaurs Wiped Out Once Before

There has been a lot written so far in 2016 about dolphin extinction and climate change. The evidence from the past is clear. The ancient dolphin-like Ichthyosaurs were wiped out once before. I don’t know about you, but I find dolphins to be some of the most remarkable animals, for their intelligence, and highly developed social […]

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Hurricane Katrina: Worsened by Climate Change?

While writing so soon after the event it is too early for those in the US to begin to look a the wider realities of climate change, into which Katrina may be giving us a glimpse. Those of us in the UK can begin to analyse a worrying trend in hurricane intensity which it appears […]

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Intelligent Optimism Wins In Today’s World

Eileen McDarghEileen McDargh The reality of today’s world seems to leave little room for optimism. Almost every news story can lead because it does bleed. We hear of critical food shortages in Africa, daily gang deaths on city streets, the profiteering from child pornography, and the climatic disasters prompted by global warming. Health care costs […]

Global Warming Issues are in your Hands

By: David Yuri, written on: 2006-08-30 There has been a lot of talk on the subject of global warming issues. Specialists believe that human activities in the past 50 years have given a negative boost to climate change. After a long series of tests and chart observations, it seems that the primary culprit for global […]

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Bottled Water – Is It Really So Cool?

Written by Steve Last Bottled water just looks so refreshing on the supermarket shelves, and huge quantities are sold. But are we deluding ourselves to think that it is better than tap-water, and what are the health and environmental (including climate change) consequences? I am sure that when most of us pick up a bottle […]

Global Warming Facts

Global warming refers to an increase in average global temperatures, which in turn causes climate change. It is the increase in the Earth’s average temperature in the recent decades, and has occurred since the industrial revolution. Global warming is in part the rise in global temperatures due to an increase of heat-trapping carbon emissions in […]

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Support for the Kyoto Protocol

Dr Mike Hulme from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research holds the opposite opinion to Lombourg, and believes that it is essential that the Kyoto Protocol be implemented. His view is that the benefit-cost analysis used by Lombourg is inappropriate. Hulme (2001) argues that our responsibilities to future generations and global justice are the […]

Opposition to the Kyoto Protocol

Those who do not believe CO2 is the most significant greenhouse gas form part of the opposition to the Kyoto Protocol. They believe that the effect of increasing CO2 levels will have little effect on climate, and this debate has lead to questions about the effectiveness of implementing the Kyoto Protocol. The argument of the […]

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Climate Change and the Future of Agriculture

Author: John Pearce Climate change will have a dramatic impact on agriculture and food production over the next few decades. Changes will be rapid and unpredictable, and will have a devastating impact on those most vulnerable, as we have seen from the droughts in Africa and people affected by increasingly powerful hurricanes. Our future is […]

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Coral Reefs Dying: A potential climate change disaster?

Coral reefs dying at an increasing rate. It’s a potential climate change disaster would be loss of our Coral Reefs. A study by Langdon et al. (2000) predicts that due to global warming, the world’s coral reefs could be reduced by as much as 40% by the year 2065. The corals secrete calcium carbonate to […]