Do Cow Farts Actually Contribute to Global Warming?

There are currently approximately 1.3 to 1.5 billion cows grazing, sleeping, and chewing their cud at any given time on planet Earth. And these 590-kilo (average weight for both a beef and dairy cow) animals eat a lot. Much like humans, when they eat, gas builds up inside of their guts and has to be expelled. (See Why Beans Make You Fart) Cows fart and burp… a lot. The result is a large amount of methane being introduced into the atmosphere. Read More >>

What a 30,000-Year-Old Giant Zombie Virus Means for the Future

A monster virus comes back from ancient times to wreak havoc on mankind. That may sound like a blurb from a science fiction novel, but as scientists have known for some time, it's not at all impossible. And thanks to the recent revival of a 30,000-year-old giant virus in Siberia, there's increasing concern that it might describe our future. Read More >>

62 Years of Global Warming in One Terrifying GIF

It may be the height of winter out, but rest assured the globe is getting warmer by the year. A lot warmer. See for yourself. Read More >>

Of Course, China's Bad Air is Polluting America's West Coast

The latest fear-mongering study about pollution in China has arrived, and it's frightening. According to a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, bad air in China is blowing across the Pacific and polluting the West Coast of the United States. Scary! Read More >>

New Climate Study Warns of More Frequent El Ninos in the 21st Century

A study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change warns that climate change will cause a dramatic increase in El Nino weather events during the 21st century. Formerly happening once every 20 years or so, we can expect an El Nino once every 10 years. Read More >>

The World's Biggest Global Warming Offenders, Visualised

New calculations show that the US, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the UK were responsible for more than 60 per cent of global warming between 1906 and 2005. Here, those numbers are visualised so it's plain for all to see. Read More >>

Manholes That are so Full of Methane They're Ready to Explode

Washington, DC may not really have been built on a swamp, but it can't escape the swamp gas. Scientists just published a survey that maps a whopping 5,893 natural gas leaks in the city's ageing pipelines. Read More >>

London Would Look Like Waterworld If the Polar Ice Caps Melted

Remember Kevin Costner's gills in Waterworld? They could come in useful should the polar ice caps ever melt, as London, New York and numerous other major cities across the world would be submerged beneath the rising tides. Read More >>

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Watch NASA's Predictions About Climate Change for the Next 87 Years

There are a lot of fascinating changes. NASA describes the climate model: Read More >>

How Much Global Warming Will Happen Before You Kick the Bucket?

On Friday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put its collective foot down about global warming. Its happening and its our fault. But as with any issue that affects all of humanity, the most important question is what's gonna happen to you? Will you have to give up air conditioning? Read More >>

Why Apples Don't Taste as Delicious Anymore

Fuji apples were, once upon a time, objectively and irrefutably the most delicious apples you could sink your teeth into — anyone who said otherwise was either a liar or a witch. These days, though, Fuji apples just aren't quite hitting the spot like they used to, and we might never see them reach their former glory again. Read More >>

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Is Discovering Global Warming Our Greatest Scientific Achievement?

There are some very smart people on this planet we call Earth and they've all done some very smart things to help us understand the world better. Isaac Newton. Charles Darwin. Albert Einstein. No name scientists. Commenters of the Internet. We have them to thank. But of all the discoveries and accomplishments, is finding out about global warming mankind's greatest scientific achievement? Read More >>

These Beautiful Iridescent Clouds Are Actually Foreboding

It used to be that you could only see these shimmering cloud formations, called noctilucent clouds, if you were in the North or South Pole. But lately they've been on the move, and though they're pretty to look at, their presence away from the Poles may be sign of climate change. Read More >>

Wireless Networks of Cows Will Keep Gas Under Control

I'd hate to be the IT guy fixing this network. By dropping electronic devices into the stomachs of cows and networking them together, researchers hope to reduce the climate-warming farts and burps they produce. Read More >>

This Weirdly Hot Weather Even Has the Weather Peeps Freaked

Our intrepid reporter Mr. Mat Honan spent some time in Kentucky this past week, and he said the weather was incredibly, unseasonably hot. It was 27°C in March. Back in Blighty, we've also been enjoying an uncharacteristically warm and dry March. Not normal. What the heck? Read More >>

Lying Is the Wrong Way to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

Climate change scientist Peter Gleick has admitted on The Huffington Post that he lied about his identity to acquire information about a movement to deny climate change. Way to do more harm than good for your cause, jerk. Read More >>


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