Tag Archives: Global Warming

U.S. Military and intelligence: global warming increasing national security risks

Climate change conjures up images of melting glaciers, polar bears floating on tiny ice bergs, massive flooding, and severe droughts. Now, we can add potential military conflict. Effects of Climate change, as a result of global warming, have been studied

Sea level rise worse than expected

Long-term sea level increases that could have a devastating effect on southern Florida and highly populated coastal areas may be even larger than once thought, a report suggests. Some studies have suggested that melting of ice in Antarctica and other

Water in Punjab causes DNA Mutations

Ground water in Punjab, India, has been contaminated to such an extent that it is now causing DNA to mutate in people who drink it, warns a research commissioned by the Punjab Water Pollution Control Board. The study was conducted

China blames pollution as birth defects rise

BEIJING (AFP) – Every 30 seconds a baby is born with physical defects in China, partly due to the country’s deteriorating environment, state media said, citing a senior family planning official. The figure, reported by the China Daily in its

Sea of Galilee drying up

A dwindling water supply in the Sea of Galilee is pushing Israel to increase its use of desalination plants, with plans to expand two facilities and build two more by 2010. The biblical body of water is 16.2 feet below

Arctic ‘methane chimneys’ raise fears of runaway climate change

Researchers say evidence suggests that the frozen seabed is perforated and is starting to leak methane, but other scientists urge caution. Scientists claim to have discovered evidence for large releases of methane into the atmosphere from frozen seabed stores off

The World War Threat of Climate Change

Climate change could cause global conflicts as large as the two world wars but lasting for centuries unless the problem is controlled, a leading defence think tank has warned. The Royal United Services Institute said a tenfold increase in energy

Forecast for big sea level rise

People in low-lying poor nations, such as Bangladesh, are at most risk. Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to a new scientific analysis. This is substantially more than the Intergovernmental

Euphrates Could Dry Up By 2025

A report released earlier this year by the United Nations Environment Protection agency (UNEP) predicts that the river Euphrates could dry up by 2025. The report indicated that due to global warming, lower rainfall and increased temperatures could cause the

Pollution causes birth defects to soar in China

Birth defects in Chinese infants have soared nearly 40 per cent since 2001, a government report said, and officials linked the rise to China’s worsening environmental degradation. The rate of defects had risen from 104.9 per 10,000 births in 2001,