A rocket carrying a new satellite designed to analyze global warming has crashed back to Earth after failing to reach orbit. The loss is reminiscent of a similar failure two years ago.
Category: Climate Change
Global Warming Skeptics Gaining Ground
While a majority of Americans still believe global warming is a serious concern, a record-high 41% now say it the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated. And in rough economic times, the public is less willing to focus time and money on environmental concerns – particularly those where the science is not yet settled.
Global Warming Satellite Lost in Space
A new $273 million satellite designed to detect atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and in turn, aid in scientists’ understanding of the human impact on this atmospheric gas, has been lost in space.
Global Sea Ice on the Rebound?
Sea ice has quickly re-taken previously thawed regions of the ocean at both ends of the globe, according to satellite observations recently published by NOAA’s National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Could Windmills Alter the Weather?
Wind turbines are quickly becoming the favorite green energy source of many nations the world over as they are often considered to be virtually zero-impact. But current research indicates wind turbines may not be as green as once thought.
NASA Searches for Chilly Rubber Ducks
NASA is on the lookout for nearly 100 rubber ducks. These ducks were released in the arctic ice earlier in 2008 in an attempt to track the progression of ice cap melting in the arctic.
UK Environment Minister: Man-made climate change is a hoax
“How on earth were we ever conned into spending billions” on climate change hysteria? This is the question Sammy Wilson is asking.
Natural Disasters killed 220,000 in 2008
Researchers have compiled figures of natural disasters in 2008 which show the calendar year was an active one around the globe.
Global Warming May Reduce Hurricane Frequency
In further research supporting the hypothesis that global warming may reduce damage from hurricanes, NOAA published a preview of upcoming research today (Warmer Ocean Could Reduce Number of Atlantic Hurricane Landfalls). New research indicates that increased ocean temperatures will, as expected, increase wind shear over the oceans which in turn, may reduce the number of […]
Is a New Solar Cycle Beginning?
According to NASA, we may be on the verge of a new solar cycle to peak in 2011.