11 Jul '12, 6pm

Thunderstorms May Become More Violent, If Less Frequent, Due to Climate Change

Thunderstorms May Become More Violent, If Less Frequent, Due to Climate Change

Another small insight into how climate change may influence extreme weather : Scientists from Tel Aviv University say that their new research shows that for every 1°C of warming there will be roughly a 10% increase in lightning activity. That's based on computer modeling and accounts for the more violent part of storms, but they also compared their models against current real-world examples. El Niño conditions proved insightful: "During El Nino years, which occur in the Pacific Ocean or Basin, Southeast Asia gets warmer and drier. There are fewer thunderstorms, but we found fifty percent more lightning activity," says Prof. Price. Typically, he says,we would expect drier conditions to produce less lightning. However, researchers also found that while there were fewer thunderstorms, the ones that did occur were more intense. (Science Daily ) Read the original research: Jour...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/thunderstorms-ma...

Tweets

The Connection Between Obesity and Climate Change

greenbuildingadvisor.com 13 Jul '12, 4pm

In hot climates, overweight people require more energy to cool. Overweight people require more food every day, and the ext...

Let On-Page Optimization Change your Life!

Let On-Page Optimization Change your Life!

seomoz.org 18 Jul '12, 4am

We had one client who came to us, who wanted to increase their visibility and brand value online. The website is an inform...

The story of change - it takes more than smart ...

350.org 18 Jul '12, 4pm

350 means safety from the climate crisis. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in t...

is back up... had been down due to a DNS error ...

blog.obiefernandez.com 20 Jul '12, 4pm

This is a guest post by Rusty Zarse CTO of Search Discovery, spurred by a series of email conversations that we had regard...

06:26: NEW: Due to Police incident McGregor is ...

winnipegtransit.com 12 Jul '12, 11am

Service Advisory Due to Police incident McGregor is closed both directions. As of 06:03, route 17 is under the effect of a...

Majority of Americans believe climate is warmin...

e360.yale.edu 13 Jul '12, 3pm

13 Jul 2012: Majority of Americans Believe Climate is Warming, Weather Less Stable The majority of Americans believe the c...

Snow leopards may lose 30% of habitat to #clima...

worldwildlife.org 16 Jul '12, 2pm

For the endangered animals of our planet—like the rare and regal snow leopard—climate change means much more than hotter d...

Snow Leopards May Lose 30% of Himalayan Habitat Due to Climate Change

Snow Leopards May Lose 30% of Himalayan Habitat...

treehugger.com 16 Jul '12, 4pm

Land Rover Our Planet /CC BY-ND 2.0 Snow leopards are already endangered, with about 4000-6500 of them left worldwide, but...

conservative

conservative

grist.org 10 Jul '12, 2pm

We’re trying to sound the call. They’re starting to come up. We’ve seen some op-eds written on this point of view. The fir...

Climate Change Drives These Extreme Weather Events [chart]

Climate Change Drives These Extreme Weather Eve...

treehugger.com 18 Jul '12, 2am

We can't blame climate change for every extreme weather event that slams into us, yet there's little doubt among scientist...

Increase in extreme weather is influencing publ...

e360.yale.edu 18 Jul '12, 3pm

18 Jul 2012: Increase in Extreme Weather Influencing Opinion on Climate Change With 70 percent of Americans now agreeing t...

2,600 scientists: climate change killing the wo...

news.mongabay.com 10 Jul '12, 1pm

Carbon emissions paving way for mass extinction in oceans (03/05/2012) Human emissions of carbon dioxide may be acidifying...

Renewable Energy and Climate Change - (blog)

renewableenergyworld.com 21 Jul '12, 8pm

Robert Rapier is an extremely senior journalist in the energy industry, and a very cool guy as well. When I got into this ...

More people believe in climate change when they...

grist.org 18 Jul '12, 7pm

Yesterday, we celebrated the 110th birthday of the air conditioner . (Happy day-after-your-birthday, air conditioner!) We ...