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In the nineteen-thirties, the literary theorist Kenneth Burke proposed what he called the "comic frame"-the view, he wrote, of "human antics as a comedy, albeit as a comedy ever on the verge of the most disastrous tragedy." Tragedy marches ...
The story was tucked on the bottom of page A4 in last week's New York Times. Most readers probably passed on it. Another piece about how fast the ice is melt
ing. So what's new.
And few would have reacted to the name of the scientist ...
Earth`s tropical climate
history has been revealed in unprecedented detail – year by year, for almost 1,800 years – by two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes.
In 2003, a research team led by Ohio State ...
Ptolemy thought they were the source of the Nile and called them theMountains of the Moon because of the perpetual mists that covered them; Stanley claimed to be the first non-African to see their icecap; and the many thousands of subsistence ...
Ice is the white flag being waved by our planet, under fire from the atmospheric attack being mounted by humanity. From the frosted plains of the Arctic ice pack to the cool blue caverns of the mountain glaciers, the dripping away of frozen water ...
Local and international researchers, and environmental experts are now predicting a positive side to climate
change, apart from the devastating consequences caused by it on humanity.
“In some areas people are enjoying the benefits of ...
The Great Aletsch Glacier is ill. Over the course of the twentieth century, the largest Alpine glacier, in Valais, Switzerland, receded by more than two kilometres, and Switzerland's 1,500 smaller glaciers are not faring any better.
You drop a bottle of soda on the floor. You pick it up and without thinking crack the cap. Woosh, Fizzz! The cap goes flying, and the contents of the bottle erupt all over you and your kitchen.
Pretty predictable outcome for an ...
New scientific evidence has proved that Mount Kilimanjaro
’s snow is melt
And there’ll be severe consequences for local people who rely on the melt
water runoff for irrigation and domestic use.
The report published last ...
The snows of Mount Kilimanjaro
-- the highest mountain in Africa -- may soon be falling on bare ground following a study showing that its ice cap is destined to disappear entirely within 20 years, due largely to climate
The vast ...
Retreating glaciers from the Alps to the Andes are likely to disrupt hydropower generation in coming decades.
Following are details of glaciers and the wider impacts of climate
change on hydropower, the most widely used form of renewable ...
A fast melt
of ice from the Andes to the Arctic should be a wake-up call for governments to work out a strong new United Nations treaty this year to fight climate
change, Norway said on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, ...
By discovering the meaning of a rare mineral that can be used to track ancient climate
s, Binghamton University geologist Tim Lowenstein is helping climatologists and others better understand what we're probably in for over the next century or two ...
Glaciers in the Himalayas are at risk of disappearing by the year 2035, according to Ajit Tyagi, Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department.
Studies have shown evidence of an accelerated rate of glacier-melt at the roof of ...
Climatic changes appear to be destabilizing vast ice sheets of western
Antarctica that had previously seemed relatively protected from global warming,
researchers reported yesterday, raising the prospect of faster sea-level rise
Where does science end and politics begin? For over a decade we have seen an
increasingly bitter debate between environmentalists and sceptics about the
extent to which the globe is warming, who is responsible and what, if anything,
This is how a glacier retreats. At nearly 4,000 meters above sea level, in
the shadow of a sharp Himalayan peak, a wall of black ice oozes in the sunshine.
A tumbling stone breaks the silence of the mountains, or water gurgles under the ...
It's bad science to use Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro
as a poster child for
global warming’s nefarious effects, two researchers say, pointing to other
mechanisms causing the melt
of the tropical glacier at the mountain’s ...
Recent concerns that climate
warming would rob Mount Kilimanjaro
of all its
glaciers within 20 years are overly pessimistic, say Austrian scientists.
Their weather station data and modelling work indicate the tropical ice should ...
The Great Barrier Reef, Kilimanjaro
National Park, and The Tower of London
are among the UNESCO World Heritage sites that will be threatened by climate
change in this century, according to a publication by the UN agency released
The leaders of the world's largest general scientific society issued an
change warning Sunday. "The atmospheric concentration of
carbon dioxide, a critical greenhouse gas, is higher than it has been for at
Today humanity faces its greatest trial. The acceleration of the climate
change now under way will sweep away the comfortable environment to which we are
Change is a normal part of geological history. The most recent was ...
Rivers of ice at the Equator -- foretold in the 2nd century, found in the
19th -- are melt
ing away in this new century, returning to the realm of lore and
From mile-high Naro Moru, villagers have watched year ...
Climate change is melt
ing a legendary ice field in equatorial Africa and may
soon thaw it out completely, threatening fresh water supplies to hundreds of
thousands of people, a climate
expert said on Thursday.
The fabled, ...
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and
staff about the perils of global warming, presenting dramatic images of melt
glaciers, rising oceans and parched earth to help spread his environmental