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Team Plots 'Fake Volcano' to Cool Planet

Giant hose will pump particles into stratosphere

(Newser) - Volcanic eruptions cool the planet by injecting particles into the stratosphere that reflect the sun's rays, so could an artificial volcano counter global warming? A British scientific team is aiming to find out in what may be the biggest geo-engineering experiment ever conducted, the Guardian reports. The team plans... More »

This Is Global Warming —Get Used to It

Bizarre weather patterns lie ahead, physicist writes

(Newser) - The northeastern US is being clobbered by snowstorm after snowstorm, and while it may not look very warm out there, global warming is the likely culprit, physicist Michio Kaku writes at CNN . Moisture in the air has a lot more to do with the amount of snow dumped than temperature... More »

Scientists Predict Extreme US Drought by 2030s

Lake Mead drops to record low

(Newser) - The US and much of the western hemisphere are likely to face drought conditions worse than anything seen in modern times over the decades to come, scientists warn. National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists, working with climate models and greenhouse gas predictions, believe that severe drought will affect areas including... More »

Where's All the Climate-Change Finger-Pointing?

No fun to say 'We told you so' amid record heat, deadly floods

(Newser) - With the recent rash of severe and terrifying weather events, Treehugger notes a distinct lack of environmentalists pointing to the changes as evidence of global warming. The green site gives five reasons for the absence, starting with the fact that it's no fun to say "I told you so.... More »

Scientists ID Catastrophic Climate Change 'Tipping Zones'

9 danger signs that disaster is inevitable

(Newser) - Scientists have identified nine danger zones where global warming could be pushed past the point of no return within years, the Independent reports. The scenarios include the melting of ice in the Arctic and Antarctic, the collapse of the Indian and West African monsoons, and the death of forests in... More »

Scorching '07 Sets New Global Record

Hottest ever for global lands

(Newser) - Last year was the hottest on record for global land masses, with temperatures almost 2 degrees warmer than usual, according to  the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scorching heat waves socked Asia, Europe and the USA, where 2,000 daily temperature peaks were busted. It's an undeniable trend with seven... More »

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