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10 Vacation Destinations That Global Warming Is Ruining

Sweden’s Ice hotel Yes, people actually pay to spend the night in this hotel, where you sleep on slabs of ice in sub zero temperatures. (More importantly, do you go to the bathroom on an ice toilet? These are the things people need to know before making a reservation!) If freezing your butt off (literally) sounds like a fun way to spend your vacation, better go soon. Thanks to global warming, shorter winters mean this crazy tourist attraction either has to move further north (and it’s already 120 miles above the Arctic Circle) or shorten its season. One plus side, the vodka in the solid ice bar is still really cold.

2. Ski resorts Skiing may be for the posh set but it’s getting a bit less glamorous due to global warming. Thanks to higher temperatures and shorter winters the skiing season is shortening dramatically in both America and Europe, with many resorts bringing in man-made snow in order to open on time. Nothing says romantic getaway like sharing a cocoa under a …
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Global Warming

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the last century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that increasing greenhouse gas concentrations resulting from human activity such as fossil fuel burning and deforestation caused most of the observed temperature increase since the middle of the 20th century. The IPCC also concludes that variations in natural phenomena such as solar radiation and volcanoes produced most of the warming from pre-industrial times to 1950 and had a small cooling effect afterward. These basic conclusions have been endorsed by more than 45 scientific societies and academies of science,including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries. A small number of scientists dispute the consensus view.

Global Warming Effects on Animals

Global Warming Effects on Animals The effects of global warming on life on Earth is a known, undisputed fact. This article mulls over the hows and whys of the global warming effects on animals.

To get a better understanding of global warming, it is important to understand the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is the rise in the temperatures caused by absorption of the Sun’s heat and light by the Earth's surface (forest, deserts, glaciers, etc.), which then is reflected back and trapped within the Earth’s atmosphere. The greenhouses gases, help to keep the Earth warm, and this is the reason why life on Earth has existed, and still thrives. However, with an increase in the gases like carbon dioxide, ozone, nitrous oxide, methane and water vapor in the atmosphere, as a fallout to growing environmental pollution; industrial, domestic, and loss of vast stretches of grassland and rain forest, Earth has gotten nearly 14% hotter than what it used to be 50 years ago, …

5 Deadliest Effects of Global Warming

Global Warming effects

Green house gases stay can stay in the atmosphere for an amount of years ranging from decades to hundreds and thousands of years. No matter what we do, global warming is going to have some effect on Earth. Here are the 5 deadliest effects of global warming.

Spread of disease 
As northern countries warm, disease carrying insects migrate north, bringing plague and disease with them. Indeed some scientists believe that in some countries thanks to global warming, malaria has not been fully eradicated.

Disease
Warmer waters and more hurricanes As the temperature of oceans rises, so will the probability of more frequent and stronger hurricanes. We saw in this in 2012 and 2013

Hurricanes, an effect of global warming
Increased probability and intensity of droughts and heat waves Although some areas of Earth will become wetter due to global warming, other areas will suffer serious droughts and heat waves. Africa will receive the worst of it, with more severe droughts also e…

Who is responsible for climate change?

Date:July 4, 2014
Source: Taylor & Francis
Summary:
Calculating the cumulative cost of carbon dioxide emissions gives new insights into the question of who is responsible for climate change. One of the major reasons for the failure of the 2009 Climate Convention Conference in Copenhagen was the issue of carbon debt. Developed countries called for emission reductions in developing countries, while the latter use the former's historical emissions, their carbon debt, as a reason for inaction. A new article suggests how to finally settle this question of historical responsibility.




Calculating the cumulative cost of carbon dioxide emissions gives new insights into the question of who is responsible for climate change. 

One of the major reasons for the failure of the 2009 Climate Convention Conference in Copenhagen was the issue of carbon debt. Developed countries called for emission reductions in developing countries, while the latter use the former's historical emissions, the…

Environmental Issues in Nepal

Abstract In this essay I have tried to focus on the different environmental issues in Nepal. Even though, being an underdeveloped country Nepal is quiet aware in environmental issues. There has been lot of good movements by the government and private sector for keeping the country clean and green. Although, practical implementation is lacking in different places and availability of energy not being up to the needs, the sincerity towards environment is positive overall and also the possible solutions are also discussed. In terms of energy Nepal is environment friendly and has several plans to cut off the emissions caused by the fossil fuel, and the alternative of fossil fuel, i.e. biogas already being implemented. The proper education system and practical training in protection of environment should be implemented in Nepal. Still Nepal has great threat from glaciers which are expected to meltdown, proper planning and implementation may help to prevent the meltdown and damages caused by…

Important Facts About Global Warming

1. Global warming is the increase of Earth's average surface temperature due to greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels or from deforestation, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth.
2. Greenhouse gases keep heat close to the earth’s surface making it livable for humans and animals. However, global warming is happening largely due to an over-emittance of these gases and fossil fuels (natural oil, gasoline, coal).
3. With the start of industry in the 1700's, humans began emitting more fossil fuels from coal, oil, and gas to run our cars, trucks, and factories. By driving a “smarter” car, you will not only save on gas, but help prevent global warming.
4. There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years.
5. In total, the U.S. emits approximately 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year. 40% of that comes from power plant emissions alone.




6. The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Counci…