Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | July 5, 2006

News Roundup

Earth At A Slow Simmer?

“A new report finds that in the Northern Hemisphere, average global surface temperatures climbed…”

Watch video at Science Daily
TPE link: Climate Change:Global Warming

Long-haul birds ‘returning early’

Birds that migrate long distances have adapted to the world’s changing climate in unexpected ways, a study shows.

Read article at the BBC
TPE Link:
Climate Change: Global Warming

Asia tsunami warning system ready

Most had no warning of the 2004 tsunami until giant waves appeared. A tsunami warning system covering the Indian Ocean region is now “up and running”, Unesco has said.

Read article at BBC
TPE Link: Plate Boundaries and Earthquakes

Bird Extinction Estimates May Be Too Low

Read article at Scientific American
TPE Link: Habitat Degradation and Human Activity; Species Endangerment in the Tropical Forests

Earth Hottest It’s Been in 400 Years or More, Report Says

“The last two decades of the 20th century were the hottest in 400 years and quite likely the warmest for several millennia, a leading U.S. scientific body concludes in a new report.”

Read article at National Geographic
TPE link: Climate Change: Global Warming

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