• False Alarm: Greenland’s Glaciers May Contribute “Significantly Less” To Sea-Level Rise Than Thought

    • Date: 04/05/12

    Greenland’s glaciers are not speeding up as much as previously thought, researchers have estimated. As a result, the ice rivers may be contributing “significantly less” to sea-level rise than had been thought. Previous studies had estimated that the nation’s glaciers would double their flow by 2010 and continue to maintain that speed, they explained. But […]

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  • False Alarm: The Drowning Polar Bears Scare

    • Date: 02/05/12

    The Times, 18 December 2005: Polar bears drown as ice shelf melts: SCIENTISTS have for the first time found evidence that polar bears are drowning because climate change is melting the Arctic ice shelf. The researchers were startled to find bears having to swim up to 60 miles across open sea to find food. They are […]

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  • Oceanic Deep Heat

    • Date: 01/05/12

    Much attention is paid to the various measures of global surface temperatures which has become the primary observable of global warming and a test of climate models and predictions. However, it is often pointed out that of all the excess energy that the Earth is absorbing because of the Greenhouse Effect the greater part of […]

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  • Global Warming Has Not Impacted Indian Agriculture, Government Confirms

    • Date: 29/04/12

    Global warming has not adversely impacted India’s agriculture production which has been increasing over the last five years, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. “In the last five years … wheat, rice, sugarcane and cotton production has not dropped, but increased,” agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said during Question Hour. “In fact,” he said, “except for […]

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  • Melt Or Grow? Fate Of Himalayan Glaciers Unknown

    • Date: 25/04/12

    Glacier scientists know very little about the state and the fate of the Hymalayan glaciers. The Himalayas are sometimes called the world’s “third pole” because they are covered with thousands of glaciers. Water from those glaciers helps feed some of the world’s most important rivers, including the Ganges and the Indus. And as those glaciers […]

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  • A Stellar Revision Of The Story Of Life

    • Date: 24/04/12

    Today the Royal Astronomical Society in London publishes (online) Henrik Svensmark’s latest paper entitled “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”. After years of effort Svensmark shows how the variable frequency of stellar explosions not far from our planet has ruled over the changing fortunes of living things throughout the past half billion years. […]

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  • Melting Of Siachen Glacier: Don’t Blame Global Warming

    • Date: 22/04/12

    Siachen is the only Glacier of Karakorum range melting with unprecedented rate, the cause of which is the military presence in the area and not global warming. The high-resolution images of the Siachen glacier show deep cracks every 10 feet (crevasses), both in longitudinal and transverse directions. The retreat of the glacier is also visible […]

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  • State Of Himalayan Glaciers Less Alarming Than Feared

    • Date: 20/04/12

    Ever since the false prognoses of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Himalayan glaciers have been a focus of public and scientific debate. The gaps in our knowledge of glaciers in the Himalayan region have hindered accurate statements and prognoses. An international team of researchers headed by glaciologists from the University of Zurich […]

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