Category Archives: Climate

US Carbon Footprint

I grabbed this from Wired Science, “Scientists Unveil High-Res Map of the U.S. Carbon Footprint” and I think it provides some context of recent revelations of Central New Yorks poor per capita carbon footprint ranking relative to other metro areas. …

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Syracuse’s carbon footprint

From The Post Standard news site (by Tim Knauss): Syracusans contribute more per person to global warming than the residents of any other major city in New York, and far more than people in smog-filled Los Angeles, according to a …

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January Thaw: Global Warming?

Sean Kirst asks whether the recent annual recurrence of January thaws is a sign of global warming or simply part of the natural variability of our upstate winters. The answer is both: as a singular event a warm winter spell …

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Other Global Warming Tid-bits

Some other global warming articles that may be of interest: The Toronto Globe and Mail has an article discussing how our lifestyles and specifically urban sprawl need to be addressed with regard to global warming. Its from a decidedly Canandian …

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Global Warming and the Earth’s climate zones

A new study being released in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is causing a stir; it shows how Global Warming may alter the Earth’s climate zones, creating novel climate regions, while complete eliminating others.  A number of articles …

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Bad Weather for Maple Syrup

Sunday’s Post-Standard had this article on lagging production Maple Syrup locally. The temperature must be in the low 20s at night and the low 40s during the day for the sap to flow. Warm weather in early winter caused the …

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Movement in the Antarctica and Greenland Glaciers

Apparently scientists are at a loss to explain some of the unusual movements they’ve been observing in the Antarctica and Greenland Glaciers. While many point to these phenomena as indications of global warming, “it remains unclear what is causing the …

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Global Warming Impacts in CNY

Sunday’s Post-Standard has some decent coverage on the local impacts of Global Warming on upstate New York. (I’ve copied the entire article by Delen Goldberg for archiving below). The print edition also has a half-page insert, “Central New York, Take …

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More Global Warming Evidence.

Do we need anymore evidence? This is straight from a study commissioned by the Bush administration (who are apparently still “skeptical”). From the today’s Daily Grist: U.S. government study finds human-caused climate change real; Bushies unconvinced A scientific study commissioned …

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Global warming behind 2005 hurricanes

The real question is what does the 2006 (and beyond) hurricane season have in store… The record Atlantic hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming, several top experts, including a leading U.S. government storm researcher, said on …

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