34 Global Warming News Articles from 2007
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12-18-07 Soot Began Harming Arctic A Century Ago
Soot Began Harming Arctic A Century Ago
Industrial black carbon - particularly in the period around 1900 - left a dirty, harmful human smudge on the Arctic, researchers say.
12-12-07 Arctic Thaw
Rapidly melting ice in the Far North alarms climatologists and lures nations into competition for newly accessible trade routes and resources.
12-1-07 Falling behind: North American terrain absorbs carbon dioxide too slowly.
Falling behind: North American terrain absorbs carbon dioxide too slowly.
Long-term growth of North America's vegetation soaks up millions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. Though impressive, that rate doesn't keep pace with the prodigious emissions of the planet-warming gas due to human activity.
12-1-07 Ecology: Carbon Emissions' New Defiance
Ecology: Carbon Emissions' New Defiance
What alternative sources of energy can you think of which could provide for our insatiable appetite for more fuels? Care to hazard a guess which country is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China?
12-1-07 Bog Barons: Indonesia's Carbon Catastrophe
Bog Barons: Indonesia's Carbon Catastrophe
I am standing in the heart of the world's second largest tropical peat swamp, the Kampar bog in central Sumatra, watching the swamp's water drain away along a small canal. Across the western side of the bog there are dozens more drains. The peat bog is bleeding to death before me.
11-29-07 Cutting a Climate Deal
Cutting a Climate Deal
What the big players want at the upcoming talks on global warming.
11-23-07 The 'Geo-Engineering' Scenario
The 'Geo-Engineering' Scenario
Why even a desperate measure is starting to look reasonable.
11-21-07 After the Thaw
After the Thaw
Global warming in the once-icy Arctic sets the stage for a modern-day land grab.
11-14-07 Global Warming Makes Spring Come Later?
Global Warming Makes Spring Come Later?
Global warming, a spark for spring's early arrival up north, appears to be delaying its appearance in southern states, the New Scientist reports.
11-5-07 CO2: Don't count on the trees
CO2: Don't count on the trees
FORTY-FIVE minutes' drive from Panama City, followed by a 20-minute boat ride and a 30-minute trek into the rainforest, will bring you to some of the best-studied trees in the world. On a half-square-kilometre plot of land on Barro Colorado Island, the lives and deaths of precisely 208,387 trees have been tracked for 20 years, like patients in a clinical trial. In that time the trees have been monitored for signs of how tropical forests are responding to climate change.
10-24-07 Greenland's ice sheet melts as temperatures rise
Greenland's ice sheet melts as temperatures rise
But below the surface, the ice sheet is in constant motion, as ice built up in the interior pushes toward the coast in the form of massive glaciers. During warmer months, ice from these glaciers melts into the ocean.
10-10-07 Distributory dilemma
When great ice fields melt, will any resulting rise in sea level be equal at all latitudes, or will the Earth's rotation make it greater at the equator?
10-9-07 Ice Caps Melting Fast: Say Goodbye to the Big Apple?
Ice Caps Melting Fast: Say Goodbye to the Big Apple?
The talk of sea level rise should not be in centuries, it should be decades or perhaps even single years. And coastal regions like New York and Florida are in the front line for devastation.
10-4-07 Environment: 'It's very, very alarming. It's a warning signal.'
Environment: 'It's very, very alarming. It's a warning signal.'
As six months of winter darkness descend over the top of the world, temperatures are falling and the Arctic Ocean is again freezing.
10-3-07 Top of The World Opens Up
Top of The World Opens Up
Henry Hudson failed to get through it in 1610. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen finally made it in 1905, after two years pushing through narrow lanes between blocks of thick, compacted ice. That the journey could be much easier in years to come is no cause for celebration.
10-3-07 Assisted migration: Helping nature to relocate
Assisted migration: Helping nature to relocate
The Venus flytrap is one of the plant kingdom's most notorious predators. Now, however, the trapper has become the trapped. Its home in the coastal swamps of North Carolina is changing so quickly that it cannot disperse fast enough to find suitable new places to live.
10-2-07 Arctic ice shrinks to record low
Arctic ice shrinks to record low
Arctic sea ice shrank this year to its smallest area of coverage since satellite measurements began some 30 years ago. The record low is a result of long-term climate change combined with particular weather conditions during 2007, say US scientists.
10-1-07 Fight for the top of the world
Fight for the top of the world
As global warming melts the Arctic ice, dreams of a short sea passage to Asia--and riches beneath the surface--have been revived. With Russia planting a flag on the ocean floor at the North Pole, Canada talking tough and Washington wanting to be a player, who will win the world's new Great Game?
10-1-07 Carbon's New Math
Carbon's New Math
To deal with global warming, the first step is to do the numbers.
10-1-07 Green Dreams
Making fuel from crops could be good for the planet - after a breakthrough or two.
9-23-07 A new clue about global warming?
A new clue about global warming?
Massive releases of CO2 after the last ice age have been tracked back to ocean changes.
9-2-07 Readers weigh in on climate change and its causes.
Readers weigh in on climate change and its causes.
Sept. 3, 2007 issue - Our Aug. 13 report on the global-warming "denial machine" elicited more than 250 passionate responses. One reader declared the article "a public-service piece," adding, "It doesn't take a great intellect to figure out that humans are having a negative impact on our environment." But many skeptics begged to differ. "Climate change is a fact," said one. "Man-made global warming is a religion fueled by misleading statements." One reader said the debate was irrelevant, asking, "Shouldn't we be good stewards of our planet anyway?"
9-1-07 Lessons of Katrina are being ignored
Lessons of Katrina are being ignored
Two years on, millions of people in the US are still in danger - not to mention billions more elsewhere
8-4-07 Hurricane frequency up over past century
Hurricane frequency up over past century
Here's a conundrum. If global warming is indeed responsible for the increase in hurricane frequency in the North Atlantic, then how come we've had only one tropical storm and one sub-tropical storm so far this year?
7-28-07 Stunting growth: ozone will trim plants'
Stunting growth: ozone will trim plants
Increases in low-altitude ozone predicted for the upcoming century will stifle the growth of vegetation in maw regions, causing planet-warming carbon dioxide to build up in Earth's atmosphere more quickly than had been expected, a new model suggests.
7-26-07 Islands of Life
Islands of Life
A warmer world creates a new iceberg ecology.
7-20-07 Meat is murder on the environment
Meat is murder on the environment
A kilogram of beef is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution than driving for 3 hours while leaving all the lights on back home.
7-2-07 Which of These Is Not Causing Global Warming Today?
Which of These Is Not Causing Global Warming Today?
July 2-9, 2007 issue - When 600 climate scientists from 40 countries reported in February that there was, for the first time, "unequivocal" evidence that the world is warming and greater than 90 percent certainty that man-made greenhouse gases have caused most of the warming since 1950, at least one expert demurred. "We're going to see a big debate on it going forward," said Vice President Dick Cheney. By "it," he meant "the extent to which [the warming] is part of a normal cycle versus the extent to which it's caused by man."
6-27-07 Climate change action: Too little, too late?
Climate change action: Too little, too late?
"I want to scare you about climate change," says Fred Pearce, veteran environmental journalist and author. "We are probably the last generation to be able to rely on a stable climate."
6-23-07 Global warming: the buck stops here
Global warming: the buck stops here
If our planet is to avoid the worst effects of climate change, the biggest greenhouse polluters must be part of the solution. They come no bigger than the us, responsible for almost a quarter of global carbon dioxide emission.
6-16-07 Wildfire, walleyes and wine: latest predictions for life in North America's changing climate
Wildfire, walleyes and wine: latest predictions for life in North America's changing climate
Considering how much trouble two people have deciding what movie to see, the most remarkable thing about a new set of global-climate predictions may be that it exists at all. More than one hundred nations belong to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and for the panel to speak, the representatives of all those nations have to agree.
6-1-07 The Big Thaw
The Big Thaw
It's no surprise that a warming climate is melting the world's glaciers and polar ice. But no one expected it to happen this fast.
5-19-07 Our planet's climate is anything but simple.
Our planet's climate is anything but simple.
e. It depends on the interplay of many factors, from massive events in the sun to microscopic creatures in the oceans. Yet a clear picture has emerged, supported by an overwhelming amount of evidence: the world is warming, this warming is due to increasing levels of greenhouse gases caused by human activity, and if emissions continue unabated the warming will too, with ever more serious consequences
1-1-07 Global Warming Leaves Its Marks
Global Warming Leaves Its Marks
From the Himalayas to equatorial Africa, glaciers are thawing and retreating. spring is arriving earlier than it used to. Animals are on the move. A raft of studies in 2006 document the environmental consequences of global warming-and predict their future impact.
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