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Global Warming

  1. Global Warming is a HOAX!! Only liberals would be arrogant enough to think they can affect climate and everything else.

Orbital Variations

  1. Second, they describe only the long-term trends, because they are linked to orbital variations with periods of 20,000 years and longer.
  2. According to Zachos, researchers are still trying to get a handle on the relationships between climate cycles and orbital variations.
  3. It is believed that orbital variations provide the timing for the growth and retreat of ice sheets.
  4. This feedback mechanism, thought to be triggered by orbital variations, is a primary basis for current environmental extremism.

Greenhouse Gases

  1. Greenhouse gases are composed of molecules with three or more atoms that absorb infrared energy but not visible light.
  2. Greenhouse gases are necessary for life on Earth because they keep ambient temperatures well above what they would otherwise be.
  3. Greenhouse gases are expressed in terms of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.
  4. Greenhouse gases are a fine candidate for study.
  5. Greenhouse gases are also important in understanding Earth's climate history.

Climate Change

  1. Climate change is a big tax con, designed to make you think that we are saving the planet.
  2. Climate change is a change in the "average weather" that a given region experiences.
  3. Climate Change is a departure from the expected average weather or climate normals.
  4. Climate Change is a more accurate description as the earth is always cooling and warming.
  5. Climate change is a fact that has been going on for eons.

Earth Science

  1. Earth Science is a broad discipline that involves the examination of the processes that work in our planet---s interior and on its surface.
  2. Earth Science is the study of the earth and its processes.
  3. Earth Science is a wide, scientific discipline covering all facets of how the earth works.
  4. Earth Science is a discipline that requires integration between many different fields.
  5. Earth Science is a course that explores the origins and the connections between the physical, chemical, and biological processes of the Earth System.

Glacial Ice Volume

  1. Twenty-two percent of glacial ice volume has disappeared in the past 40 years.
  2. Tien Shan Mountains Central Asia Twenty-two percent of glacial ice volume has disappeared in the past 40 years.
  3. Curves of reconstructed temperature at two locations in Antarctica and a global record of variations in glacial ice volume.
  4. Glacial ice volume is the principal factor controlling sea level.

Pole Reversal

  1. Magnetic Pole reversal is a process when North Pole and South Pole reverse positions.
  2. The transition through a pole reversal is a slow process, taking hundreds of years to complete.
  3. Scientists are agreed on a lowering of the strength of the magnetic field is a sign of greater pole reversal.


  1. Volcanoes are usually located at the junction of the earth's lithospheric plates.
  2. Volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging.
  3. The volcanoes are made by another volcano.
  4. Volcanoes are also part of the extended carbon cycle.
  5. Volcanoes are commonplace, despite the planet’s miserly portion of iron and heavy metals.


  1. The flow of heat from the core ultimately drives the geodynamo.
  2. Is dipolar; Is generated by the geodynamo; Is a consequence of the liquid iron outer core; Periodically reverses polarity; All of the above .
  3. The geodynamo simulations show that the shape of the magnetic field may be an important factor controlling reversal rates.
  4. Nimmo, F. and Price, G.D. and Brodholt, J. and Gubbins, D. (2004) The influence of potassium on core and geodynamo evolution.
  5. And add some sodium (Na) and water for good measure, this'll ensure that your geodynamo is a roaring inferno.

Greenhouse Gas

  1. Greenhouse gas is a term applied to gases that have been linked to the phenomenon known as global warming or climate change.
  2. A greenhouse gas is a gas that traps heat in the earth's atmosphere.
  3. Greenhouse Gas: A gas, such as carbon dioxide or methane, which contributes to potential climate change.

Greenhouse Effect

  1. Greenhouse effect: A term used to describe the effect where greenhouses gases trap the reemitted infrared radiation, so heating up the atmosphere.
  2. The Greenhouse Effect is a naturally occurring phenomenon necessary to sustain life on earth.
  3. The Greenhouse Effect is a natural system in the Earth-s atmosphere.
  4. The "greenhouse effect" is a natural phenomenon, but human initiated addition of greenhouse gases has led to global warming and a global climate change.
  5. In the mid 1950's the term "greenhouse effect" began to be associated with global warming and also with the negative effects of our industrial age.

Climate Models

  1. Climate models are essentialy curve fitting routines; with the coefficients being calculated by computer, to best fit past data points.
  2. Climate models are good at simulating most climatic variables that are needed for studying global and continental climate change.
  3. Climate models - what a joker you are.
  4. Climate models are also useful tools for exploring likely regional changes to climate.
  5. Climate models are based on climatology, climate systems, and other theories.

Radiative Forcing

  1. Radiative forcing is a measure of the influence that a factor has in altering the balance of incoming and outgoing energy.
  2. Radiative forcing is a simple, seductive hypothesis for how emissions of carbon dioxide, especially burning of fossil fuels, will lead to global warming.
  3. Radiative forcing is called instantaneous if no change in stratospheric temperature is accounted for.
  4. Radiative forcing is the perturbation to the energy balance of the Earth--atmosphere system (in Watts per square metre [Wm--2]).

Ice Age

  1. An ice age is a period of time when the Earth's climate supports the global expansion of glacial ice.
  2. An ice age is a relatively cool period in Earth history, when vast ice sheets cover much of Earth’s land surface.
  3. An ice age is a time lasting thousands of years during which the Earth is very cold and largely covered by ice and glaciers.
  4. Ice Age is a wonderfully produced film suitable for all the family.
  5. Ice Age is a URW++ font family with 1 style priced from $19.95.


  1. Methane is one of the greenhouse gases, and is the main ingredient in natural gas.
  2. Methane is one of the six greenhouse gases to be mitigated under the Kyoto Protocol.
  3. Methane - a greenhouse gas released by enteric fermentation in livestock, rice production, and fossil fuel extraction.
  4. Methane is a chemical compound with the molecular formula CH 4. It is the simplest alkane, and the principal component of natural gas.
  5. Methane is a greenhouse gas.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions

  1. If these methods were adopted to replace declining petroleum supplies carbon dioxide emissions would be greatly increased on a global scale.
  2. A consortium of Japanese companies has tapped a Battelle business to help it capture carbon dioxide emissions and send them underground.
  3. A cap on carbon dioxide emissions is a de facto energy cap.
  4. A letter signed by only 215 scientists urged the UN to mandate deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
  5. A common feature of these projects is that they have generated a documented reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, which has been verified by a third party.

Recent Climate Change

  1. Although we are only at an early stage in the projected trends of global warming, ecological responses to recent climate change are already clearly visible.
  2. See attribution of recent climate change for a discussion of attribution of causes of current global warming.
  3. For attribution of climate change over the past century, see attribution of recent climate change.
  4. The dominant mechanisms to which recent climate change has been attributed all result from human activity.
  5. However, 44 papers emphasise that natural factors play a major if not the key role in recent climate change.

Al Gore

  1. Al Gore is a former VP and a very rich fellow.
  2. Al Gore is a dangerous man as evidence by the fear mongering message of this movie.
  3. Al Gore is a dumb-ass.
  4. Al Gore is a man of the people who cares about all the things a president should care about.
  5. Al Gore is a man that would have the world believe that he not only understands what's wrong with our planet, but how we can fix it.

Human Activities

  1. Human activities are adding an alarming amount of pollution to the earth’s atmosphere causing catastrophic shifts in weather patterns.
  2. Human activities are adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
  3. Human activities are producing part of the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere.

Clean Coal

  1. Clean Coal is a Dirty Lie," say cleaning ladies.
  2. Clean coal is a hypothetical fuel, something that might be possible, in a decade or two, with the investment of several billion dollars.
  3. A history of shifting terminology: Over time, the meaning of the term "clean coal" has repeatedly changed, leading to frequent confusion.
  4. Clean coal is a cornerstone of our current energy portfolio, particularly for power generation, and it will continue to be for the long-term future.
  5. Clean coal is a crucial element in our overall policy.

Tropospheric Ozone

  1. Tropospheric ozone is a GHG also, with a small net positive forcing effect.
  2. Tropospheric ozone is a by-product of the photochemical (light-induced) processes associated with air pollution.
  3. Tropospheric ozone is a global air pollution problem and an important greenhouse gas.
  4. Tropospheric ozone is a greenhouse gas and initiates the chemical removal of methane and other hydrocarbons from the atmosphere.
  5. Tropospheric ozone is a greenhouse gas that absorbs and emits infrared energy.


  1. The Troposphere is the lowermost portion of Earth's atmosphere [i].
  2. The troposphere is the air from the ground to about 8 miles up into the atmosphere - it's the air we breathe.
  3. Troposphere: The lowest layer of the atmosphere.

Solar Variation

  1. Solar variation is a good example.

Average Temperature

  1. The average temperature is a comfortable 74 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 65 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter.

Burning Coal

  1. Burning coal is a contributor to the greenhouse effect with its carbon dioxide emissions, and its sulphur emissions create acid rain.
  2. Burning Coal is a non-profit [501 (c) (3)] organization, and all contributions are tax deductible.
  3. Burning Coal is a professional Equity theatre company and an incorporated, non-profit [501 (c) (3)] organization.
  4. Burning Coal is a professional Equity theatre company that produces literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen.
  5. Burning coal is a leading cause of smog, acid rain, global warming, and air toxics.


  1. Albedo is a ratio of scattered to incident electromagnetic radiation [i] power, most commonly light.
  2. Albedo: The degree of reflection of incident light or radiation reflected by a surface, often expressed as a percentage or a fraction of 1.

Ice Sheets

  1. Ice sheets are actually spread across the continent like broad domes.
  2. Ice sheets are bigger than ice shelves or glaciers.

Climate Variability

  1. Climate variability is a key research area for most UGAMP science plan projects.
  2. Climate variability is a major constraint to farming in south-eastern Australia and one that is out of the farmers' control.
  3. Climate variability is a major threat to the utilization of biomass energy.


  1. An Interglacial is a geological interval of warmer global average temperature that separates glacials, or ice ages.
  2. Interglacial: A period of global warmth during which glaciers and ice sheets retreat towards the poles.

Climate Variations

  1. The prediction of short-term climate variations is a nascent field.
  2. The TOGA (Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere) Program was designed to study short-term climate variations.
  3. Rose colors vary by growing area, time of year, local weather conditions and even climate variations within the same growing area.

Inconvenient Truth

  1. An Inconvenient Truth is a book about global warming and about how we are wrecking over planet by emmiting green house gasses at our pleasure.
  2. An Inconvenient Truth was well received by film critics, scientists, and politicians and won two Academy Awards.
  3. An Inconvenient Truth is a new film documentary about Gore's environmental crusade around the world to raise awareness on Global Warming.
  4. An Inconvenient Truth is a political commercial that misrepresents a whole area of science.
  5. An Inconvenient Truth is a tale that must be told.


  1. GCMs are not used only for climate change studies.
  2. GCMs are capable of reproducing the general features of the observed global temperature over the past century .
  3. GCMs are limited in important ways.
  4. The GCMs are little more than glorified curve fitting to historical data and apparently have negligible predictive capability.
  5. The GCMs are very complex computer representations of the atmosphere or atmosphere-ocean system that are used in the modeling of global climate change.

Magnetic Field

  1. A magnetic field is a region in space where a magnetic force can be detected.
  2. A magnetic field is a vector field: it associates with every point in space a ( pseudo -) vector that may vary in time.
  3. A magnetic field is a vector field: it associates with every point in space a vector that may vary in time.
  4. The magnetic field is a dipole field.
  5. The magnetic field is similar to in that it is a vector field, but its units are often different.

Global Climate Model

  1. PNNL scientists begin by using a global climate model to determine the environmental influences in a specific region, such as the Northwest.
  2. A global climate model is a computer model representing the atmosphere, oceans, land and icecaps.
  3. For computer-driven prediction of Earth's climate, see Global climate model.
  4. A curriculum module will walk students through a complete scientific project involving the Global Climate Model (GCM) and climate change analysis.
  5. Global Climate Model is a computer simulation for predicting future climate.

Sea Levels

  1. SEA LEVELS: The report projected rises of 7-23 inches by the end of the century.
  2. Sea levels are also expected to increase by 0.09 - 0.88 m.
  3. Sea levels are rising, fires are raging, storms are stronger.
  4. Sea levels are rising.


  1. CFCs are man made chemicals, so we call them synthetic chemicals.
  2. CFCs are organic compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, and fluorine atoms.
  3. CFCs are potent greenhouse gases which are not regulated by the Kyoto Protocol since they are covered by the Montreal Protocol.
  4. CFCs are the main cause of stratospheric ozone depletion.
  5. CFCs are the most heat-absorbent.

Ice Core Graph

  1. He also uses the Vostok ice core graph to show how, over the last several hundred thousand years, temperature and carbon dioxide are closely correlated.
  2. Your 1 ice core graph is God's word that global warming is real and caused by humans.
  3. In the 1990---s the classic Vostok ice core graph showed temperature and carbon in lock step moving at the same time.
  4. In the 1990’s the classic Vostok ice core graph showed temperature and carbon in lock step moving at the same time.


  1. Paleoclimatology - the study of climate change taken on the scale of the entire history of Earth.
  2. Paleoclimatology is a definite "must-have" for anyone working in climate studies and highly recommended for anyone seriously interested in our climate.
  3. Paleoclimatology is a field which tries to estimate temperature trends from the time before we had scientists running around with thermometers everywhere.
  4. Paleoclimatology is a growing scientific discipline, in which geologists analize rocks to determine the Earth's prehistoric climate.
  5. Paleoclimatology is a review of the history of the climate of the Earth from the time of its formation four-and-a-half billion years ago to the present.


  1. A sunspot is a region on the Sun 's surface ( photosphere) that is marked by a lower temperature than its surroundings, and intense magnetic activity.
  2. Sunspot is the dark patches on the surface of the sun.

Polar Cap

  1. Running across this darker region, approximately parallel to the edge of the polar cap, is a band of brighter white material that is almost bluish in color.
  2. From the ragged edge of the polar cap northward, the satellite's face is generally darker and redder in color.
  3. The southern polar cap was sublimating at the time of the Voyager 2 flyby, as indicated by the irregular and eroded appearance of the edge of the cap.
  4. Though the polar cap was undergoing heat death, surface temperatures still were only about 38 K (-391 degrees Farenheit).
  5. Top (September 18, 1996) - The salmon colored notch in the white north polar cap is a 600-mile (1,000 kilometer) long storm -- nearly the width of Texas.


  1. Atmosphere: A mixture of gases surrounding the Earth.
  2. Atmosphere: The gaseous envelope surrounding the Earth.
  3. The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic and fragile system.
  4. The atmosphere is a source of CO because nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) are oxidized to that compound by OH*.
  5. The atmosphere was a major sink for this anthropogenic carbon, but the ocean and the terrestrial biosphere took up about 50% of it.


  1. Hydrocarbons are essential sources of energy to sustain and extend prosperity.
  2. Hydrocarbons are the building blocks of our food and fuel.

Solar Power

  1. Solar power is a clean way to generate electricity that---s not only environmentally friendly, but economical, too.
  2. Solar Power is a success story.
  3. Solar power is a clean, renewable source of energy.
  4. Solar power is a form of energy generated from the heat or light of the sun.
  5. Solar power is a very real step towards a pollution-free world.

Carbon Monoxide

  1. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be fatal to human beings if inhaled.
  2. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas which is tasteless and non-irritant.
  3. Carbon monoxide is a gas which is best known to us as a product of incomplete combustion.
  4. Carbon monoxide is a principal component of syngas, which is often used for industrial power.
  5. Carbon monoxide is a significantly toxic gas and has no odor or color.

Clean Coal Electricity

  1. About ACCCE - The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is a non-profit, non-partisan group involved in producing electricity from coal.
  2. publishes articles related to clean coal electricity.
  3. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership of companies involved in producing electricity from coal.

Wind Power

  1. Wind power is a reality today.
  2. Wind power is the fastest growing energy source.[ 66] World wind generation capacity more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2006.
  3. Wind power is a renewable energy source that has virtually no environmental problems.
  4. Wind Power is a completely revised and expanded edition of Paul Gipe's definitive 1993 book Wind Power for Home and Business.
  5. Wind power is the fastest growing energy source.[ 65] World wind generation capacity more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2006.


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