Archive for the ‘Global Warming & Climate Change’ Category

  • Potential Impacts of Climate Change

    Aug 17, 13 • 254 Views • Global Warming & Climate ChangeComments Off on Potential Impacts of Climate Change

    The thermohaline circulation is a global ocean circulation. It is driven by differences in the density of the sea water which is controlled by temperature and salinity (Broecker, 1995). The thermohaline circulation is sometimes called the “ocean conveyor...

  • Global Climate Change Initiative

    Aug 17, 13 • 299 Views • Global Warming & Climate ChangeComments Off on Global Climate Change Initiative

    Global warming refers to the effect on the climate of anthropogenic activities, in particular the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) and large-scale deforestation activities, which cause large amounts of ‘greenhouse gases’ to be released into the...

  • Forest Fires

    Aug 17, 13 • 283 Views • Global Warming & Climate ChangeComments Off on Forest Fires

    The past decade has seen an unusual number of large, stand replacing fires in the western forests of the United States.  They are unusual in that tree ring data from the time period 1500-1900 shows a trend of low intensity fires occurring on a frequent basis...

  • Water Shortages

    May 7, 13 • 258 Views • Global Warming & Climate ChangeComments Off on Water Shortages

    The U.S. government is ill prepared to confront increasingly severe water shortages across the country and should make a new commitment to water research and governance, water experts warn in a new report. Water research is fragmented among 20 federal...

  • Desertification Facts, Threats, Solutions

    Dec 27, 12 • 641 Views • Earth Matters, Global Warming & Climate ChangeComments Off on Desertification Facts, Threats, Solutions

    What is Desertification? As the word suggests, the definition of desertification is: the process of an area of land becoming a desert. This typically makes it difficult or nearly impossible to live in. Causes Some of the causes of desertification include the...