Category Archives: Global Warming

Emissions Worst Ever

The World Meteorological Organization reported on October 30, 2017: Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new record Green-House-Gas-Bulletin-2017.pdf Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in […]

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Real Estate and the Rising Sea Level

by Daniel Brouse “Living near the water is incredibly appealing for people around the country, but it also comes with additional considerations for buyers and homeowners,” Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell wrote in a new report. “Homes in low-lying areas are also more susceptible to storm flooding and these risks could be realized on a […]

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Pollution And Health: 9 Million Deaths Per Year

The Lancet Commission published a report on October 19, 2017 that outlined the results of pollution and health. The report concluded that 9 million people suffered premature deaths due to pollution in 2015. “Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for […]

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Senegal Forecasts Climate Change Changes

Senegal is an African country on the west coast of the continent. The country is on the forefront of global warming’s impacts. “Climate change makes life harder for Senegalese farmers in many different ways: shorter rainy seasons, more frequent and longer dry spells and droughts, a lower water table, floods, coastal erosion, destruction of mangroves, […]

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Wildfires: Increase In Extreme Weather

The Membrane Domain started conducting global warming experiments in the 1990’s. It was about 1997 when we suggested the climate in Pennsylvania would turn more like Florida and the climate in California would turn more like Hades. The change wasn’t predicted to take place for hundreds of years. Now, only twenty years later, Pennsylvania has […]

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Air Quality and Climate Change

Current models indicate an increase in air quality alerts. The increase risk is not necessarily from an increase in pollution. An on-going research study conducted by InternetU.org suggests a warming climate is likely contributing to reduction in air quality. The frequency of air quality alerts is on the rise in the United States and many […]

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One Trillion Ton Iceberg

By Daniel Brouse An iceberg weighing over one trillion tons (about the size of Delaware) broke off Antarctica. “Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s fresh water as ice. If all the ice melts, sea levels will rise by 60 meters (200 feet). The sea ice melting doesn’t raise the sea level as the ice is […]

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Bounty of the Sea: More Plastic Than Fish?

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum, in a report called The New Plastics Economy  (which looks at the amount of plastic that ends up in the sea) claims there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. “If we continue dumping plastic in the sea at the present rate, […]

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Why “Fresh Air and Sunshine” is Dangerous

By Daniel Brouse Q: Do you know what are two of the most dangerous exposures for children and the elderly? A: Fresh air and sunshine. Either may be hazardous; however, when fresh air and sunshine are combined, the result can be extreme. On days like today, do not go out and play. The sun can […]

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WARNING! Hold Your Breath / Air Quality Alert

By Daniel Brouse Many days in the Philadelphia region are not healthy for breathing. On “Ozone Action Alert Days” you are advised to avoid outside activities. Children should not play outdoors. Avoid running and other fitness activities. Do not breathe in unconditioned air. Low level ozone is volatile and causes micro-explosions in your lungs that […]

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