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Natural Causes that caused Global Warming

Natural causes are causes that are created by nature. One natural cause is a release of methane gas from arctic tundra and wetlands. Methane is a greenhouse gas and a very dangerous gas to our environment. A greenhouse gas is a gas that traps heat in the earth's atmosphere. Another natural cause is that the earth goes through a cycle of climate change. This climate change usually lasts about 40,000 years.


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Lucas Greenslade's comment, August 5, 2013 10:32 PM
Finn stop this attitude
Simon Giordano's comment, August 5, 2013 10:32 PM
This is interesting Willis, could these natural disasters have been caused by global warming and cause a cycle effect.
Finn Kearns's comment, August 5, 2013 10:32 PM
LMAO LUCAS! LOOOL!!!!
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Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming

Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming | Geography | Scoop.it
Warming oceans are causing marine species to change breeding times and shift homes with expected substantial consequences for the broader marine landscape, according to a new global study.

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Blog: Black Mountain: Missouri's tallest challenge

Blog: Black Mountain: Missouri's tallest challenge | Geography | Scoop.it
In earlier blogs, I've discussed climbing the summits of prominent local peaks, including Buford Mountain in Missouri and Bald Knob in Illinois. Both feature over 600 feet of elevation gain.
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The Albedo Effect and Global Warming

The Albedo Effect and Global Warming | Geography | Scoop.it
This post is a new 'basic' level rebuttal of the myth: 'Earth’s Albedo has risen in the past few years...'

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Global Warming: The Folly of Certainty | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Global Warming: The Folly of Certainty | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Geography | Scoop.it
Larry Jones is driving the minivan across the Utah desert on Highway 163, with Sally in the passenger seat and the two kids dozing in the ...
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15 New Bird Species from the Amazonian jungle

15 New Bird Species from the Amazonian jungle | Geography | Scoop.it

The Amazon rainforest, a well-known epicenter of biodiversity, has offered up another trove of riches. The treasure takes the form of 15 newly described bird species. Some are tiny. One has a long, curved bill. Another is super fluffy. All live in the southern Amazon, most of them in an area known as the “arc of deforestation.”

 

The Arapaçu-de-bico-torto, which loosely translates to crooked-beaked woodcreeper. This bird most closely resembles a Curve-Billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus procurvoides), said Tom Schulenberg, an expert in neotropical birds and Peruvian species, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

 

It’s been 140 years since as many new Brazilian bird species were described at one time. In 1871, 40 new species were described by Austrian August von Pelzeln in Zur Ornithologie Brasiliens.

 

Discovered mostly within the last five years, in southern swaths of forest, many of the birds live near rivers. Eleven can only be found in Brazil; four of the species have also been seen in Peru and Bolivia. Most are Passeriformes, belonging to an order that includes ravens, sparrows, and finches.

 

They were spotted on various expeditions that included ornithologist Luis Silveira, of the University of São Paulo, and his students, as well as collaborators from three additional institutions. Together, they noticed that these strange new birds didn’t quite fit in.

 

“Describing new species is not a trivial task,” Silveira said. Many sang different songs, or had different genetic sequences than previously known birds. “We considered a bird as a new species when at least two of the three criteria — plumage, voice, and genetics — were consistently different from some previously known and closely related, already described species.”

 

Silveira and his colleagues will describe the species in a special volume of the Handbook of Birds of the World, which will be published in early summer. Here, we have photos of seven new species; others have only been illustrated.

 

 


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Vloasis's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:32 AM

What sheds a pall over these discoveries (the largest group in 140 years), is the fact that deforestation helped reveal them.

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Hottest Ever Water Temperatures Off East Coast All the Way Down to the Bottom of the Ocean

Hottest Ever Water Temperatures Off East Coast All the Way Down to the Bottom of the Ocean | Geography | Scoop.it

Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) off the East Coast from North Carolina to the Gulf of Maine were the hottest ever recorded for the first six months of 2012, according to NOAA's latest Ecosystem Advisory. Above-average temperatures were found everywhere: from the sea surface to the ocean bottom and out beyond the Gulf Stream.

 

The area is known as the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem. Parts of it were declared a fisheries disaster last week (I posted about that here: Fisheries Declared Disasters on Four Coasts). This was due to the fact that stocks of cod, yellowtail flounder, and other groundfish are not rebuilding even though most fishers have adhered to tough quotas.

 

The problem lies in the warming waters. The super warm SSTs of 2012 jumpstarted an early and intense spring plankton bloom—which began in some places as early as February—and lasted longer than average. This ricocheted through the marine foodweb from the smallest creatures to the largest marine mammals like whales.


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Deadly Heat Waves Are Sending Americans To The ER This Week. Finally! #climate #socialmedia #FF

Deadly Heat Waves Are Sending Americans To The ER This Week. Finally! #climate #socialmedia #FF | Geography | Scoop.it
(Credit: Shutterstock)This June was one of the hottest on record — and this month, the high temperatures show no signs of abating in the East and Midwest.

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CineversityTV's curator insight, July 19, 2013 6:35 PM

and it will only get worse for them.

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Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification

Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification | Geography | Scoop.it

"Recent news stories discussed why geography is important to an informed and engaged society.  To those of us in the geospatial profession, basic geography education is an essential foundation to encouraging young people to enter the workforce in surveying, photogrammetry, GIS and other disciplines in our field."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 8:00 PM

In a world of information the knowledge of geography is lacking.

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Defining "geospatial" is still a convoluted mess.

Nick Smith's curator insight, September 9, 2014 12:31 PM

The government is hurting geography education

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Greenland: A Global Warming Laboratory

Greenland: A Global Warming Laboratory | Geography | Scoop.it
As the sea levels around the globe rise, researchers affiliated with the National Science Foundation and other organizations are studying the phenomena of melting glaciers and the long-term ramifications...

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WOW, Didnt Expect the Truth: Senate global warming hearing backfires on Democrats and Senator Boxer

WOW, Didnt Expect the Truth: Senate global warming hearing backfires on Democrats and Senator Boxer | Geography | Scoop.it
During yesterday’s Environment and Public Works hearings, Sen. David Vitter asked a panel of experts, including experts selected by Boxer,“Can any witnesses say they agree with Obama’s statement that warming has accelerated during the past 10 years?

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#BBBundyBlog #NOMORELIES Tom Woods #Activist Award #Scoopiteer >20,000 Sources >250K Connections http://goo.gl/ruHO3Q's curator insight, July 31, 2013 1:19 AM

but doesnt bb look like real leader, even if she doesnt know what shes talking about?

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Global warming 5 million years ago raised sea levels by 20 metres - The Times of India

Global warming 5 million years ago raised sea levels by 20 metres - The Times of India | Geography | Scoop.it
Global warming five million years ago may have caused parts of Antarctica's large ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise by approximately 20 metres, a new study has claimed.

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Oh no , the polar bears 

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As Obama heats up rhetoric & executive actions about ‘global warming’, the Earth has bee

As Obama heats up rhetoric & executive actions about ‘global warming’, the Earth has bee | Geography | Scoop.it
As Obama heats up rhetoric & executive actions about ‘global warming’, the Earth has been COOLING since 2002 – Climate Depot Reaction to Obama’s Climate Plan

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Wars, Murders to Rise Due to Global Warming?

Wars, Murders to Rise Due to Global Warming? | Geography | Scoop.it
Global warming-related shifts in temperature and rainfall could make the world more violent, a comprehensive new study says.

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Environmentalists Attack Reuters Journalist for Thoughtcrime of Doubting Global Warming | NewsBusters

Environmentalists Attack Reuters Journalist for Thoughtcrime of Doubting Global Warming | NewsBusters | Geography | Scoop.it

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