environment Archive

chinaChina’s anti-pollution war uses 60,000+ soldiers, artillery, and planes for tree planting and rain making

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China has a war against its big air pollution problem. Air pollution in China causes about 1 million deaths each year. These are deaths and health impacts comparable to what China faced in WW2. China is using a massive amount …

climate changeScience is still learning about the variable activity of our Sun over ten thousand years

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Contrary to popular belief, SCIENCE still hasn’t a working theory as to why the Sun is somewhat aperiodically oscillatory. There are lots of theories, but they contradict. None of the theories predict well. There was the still unexplained 200-year long …

astronomyLonger winters are coming in reality and will partially blunt global warming for 50 years

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Reduced sunspot activity has been observed and indicates the sun is heading into a 50 year reduced solar activity similar to what happened in the mid-17th century. Comparison to similar stars indicates the reduced activity will cause 0.25% less UV …

air pollutionChina’s 30 story tall air cleaning tower is a successful test for many 150 story air cleaning towers

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China has created an experimental air purifying tower that is over 100 meters (328 feet) tall in northern China. It reduces 2.5 micron air pollution by about 15% over a 10 square kilometer area. The system works through greenhouses covering …

air pollutionNew York Suing Oil Companies but how about suing New York For shutting nuclear reactors

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New York is blaming the oil companies for climate change and for the damage from hurricanes and for supporting Republicans. In 2021, the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant in Westchester County will shut down its two nuclear reactors under an …

climate changeWas there global warming in the 1880s? Because 25 hurricanes hit the USA in that decade

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A total of 293 Atlantic tropical cyclones have produced hurricane-force winds in every state along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, as well as Pennsylvania. Florida more than any other hurricane. CNN and Jeffrey Sachs are blaming the three …

climate changeImproved analysis of global warming means no catastrophe this century but serious to bad is possible

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The UU.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) worst-case predictions of an increase of 4.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 are too high according to a new climate study. University of Exeter Peter Cox and his fellow researchers have a new …

australiaRaining Frozen Iguanas in Florida and Dead Overheated Flying Foxes in Australia

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the nonprofit Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown had photos of hundreds of dead flying foxes from a heatwave in Australia. In Florida, frozen iguanas are falling out of trees. Iguana’s are not native to Florida. They are an invasive species. …

canadaIron fertilization of the ocean is as natural as whale poop and it can save the planet

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Iron fertilization of the ocean is the simulation of natural processes. Hundreds of years ago there were more whales and humans killed the whales. Large whales pooping in the ocean had the same effect as putting iron sulphate into the …

agricultureRegions in southern hemisphere would be at risk desertification at 2-degree warming but difference on when it happens

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A 2 °C warming (one more degree than where we are today) would put 20-30% of the world at risk of desertification and drought by 2050. The regions that will be most affected by an average temperature increase are those located …