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Added: June 21, 2010
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Fire Alarm: Global Warming and Wildfires

Fires Increase Due To Global Temperature RiseWhile everybody talks about the threat posed by stronger hurricanes due to global warming (see this earlier post ), the greater danger in the American West is from increased number and severity of ...

What Is The "Greenhouse" Effect?

This post will help you understandWhy the "greenhouse effect" has to do with gases in the atmosphere,How these "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere warm the Earth (and what that has to do with things that are "red hot"),What this implies for ...

Do Cow Farts Cause Global Warming?

Bovine Flatulence--Threat or Menace?Cows can digest things we can't, especially including the cellulose in grass and grain. They do this by maintaining cultures of microorganisms in their complicated series of "stomachs" that can break down ...

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