Is Space Travel Bad For Our Environment?

Share List When we launch spacecraft into orbit, we are using rockets which head up toward outer space. As the rocket goes through the troposphere and stratosphere, it will eventually have a stage on the rocket that will affect the ozone layer. Many studies have shown that holes in the ozone layer are caused by … [Read more…]

Who Originally Discovered Global Warming?

Share List The concept of global warming is not actually new. It has been around for centuries. Many people have traced original thoughts about this, going back to the ancient Greeks. They had originally wondered if cutting down trees would actually lead to more rainfall in the same general area. This thought process was perpetuated … [Read more…]

What is Dendroclimatology?

Share List Studying the climatic conditions of the past, difficult as it may be is quite important in helping us understand the extent to which climate has changed, and this is where dendroclimatology comes into play. Dendroclimatology is the study of past climate by studying tree – more specifically, tree rings. Tree rings, as botanist … [Read more…]

Ozone Layer Recovery

Share List It has been just over 30 years since scientists first noticed a hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole. The ozone layer is an atmosphere protective layer that prevents harmful rays from the sun entering into the Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists are now saying that they are witnessing the first signs of … [Read more…]

When Did Global Warming Begin?

Share List Most people are aware of what global warming is or have heard of the term. This is commonly thrown around by environmentalists because it is a major issue causing real problems for people. You will want to know when global warming began, so things don’t fall apart on you moving forward. The Late … [Read more…]

How Climate Change Affects Vegetation

Share List With each passing year, evidence of climate change is becoming more apparent.  Higher average temperatures, changing seasons, and greater occurrence of adverse meteorological phenomena such as El Niño, tornados, and hurricanes. All these effects are more discernable to humans being as they directly affect mankind and often times, a physical manifestation. However, climate … [Read more…]