Weather, Climate Change & Global Warming

News and articles about global warming, the effects and causes of climate change and the impact on weather and other areas.

How Well Do You Understand Global Warming? Take the Quiz & Find Out

Global warming affects us all from rising sea levels to predictions by scientists that windier wetter weather patterns will ensue. So, how well do you understand global warming? Take the quiz and find out. It may even help you to reduce your own carbon footprint and help mitigate the problem.

Understanding Global Warming: Fact, Fiction, & Opinion

Phew – if you feel confused about what’s really going on with our environment, you’re definitely not alone. There’s a lot of information out there, and not all of it’s true. Whether you’re trying to figure out what the debate is, why it’s controversial, or what’s mere opinion, we’ve got you covered.

Understanding Weather Systems: The Facts

Let us bring some sunshine into your life as this fascinating guide to weather systems sheds light on how different aspects of the weather are formed, why predictions are a lot more accurate than the technology is given credit for, and the importance of knowing what’s going on above our heads.

What Causes Monsoons to Occur?

The monsoon, is widely thought of as the essential seasonal rains India needs for its agriculture that may bring cataclysmic flooding. However, this weather term has a more general meaning. Find out why monsoons form and how they affect certain parts of the world.

Coriolis Force in Hurricanes for Kids – for Studying

Why do hurricanes move from north to south and east to west instead of just from west to east like most other storms? The simple answer is because of the Coriolis force, but that’s only a simple answer if you know what the Coriolis force is. Here we explain the Coriolis force in hurricanes for kids

How are Rainbows Formed? The Physics of Rainbows

Getting the leprechaun’s gold is a fool’s errand. There is no way to get to the end of the rainbow because it does not physically exist! No matter how hard you try, once you get too close, the rainbow disappears. It is all due to physics and the optical properties of these natural wonders.

How is Hail Formed and Why Does It Form?

Hail is often ignored when severe weather is discussed. Thunderstorms often produce deadly lightning and tornadoes, but they also can form large hailstones that are just as destructive. The specifics of hail formation are just starting to be understood by scientists. Here is what they know today.

Corries Glaciation – Landforms and Climate Change

Corrie glaciation shapes the land into characteristic corries, arêtes, horns and tarns that fully reveal themselves as glaciers retreat. Glaciers are now retreating worldwide as a result of global warming, and glacier analysis is important for understanding environmental impacts of climate change.

How Does Wind Affect Evaporation?

Students studying weather or the water cycle may ask how does wind affect evaporation and why is this important? When learning about water conservation students will also need to understand what other environmental factors effects evaporation.

Relative Humidity and Low Dewpoint

The meaning of relative humidity and low dewpoint are indicative of the amount of moisture contained in the atmosphere. Relative humidity is a relative value given as a percentage. On the other hand, the dew point is an absolute value being recorded in ᴼC or ᴼF.

What is a Barometer and How Does It Work?

Here we examine what is a barometer and how does it work. A barometer is used to measure atmospheric pressure, which is one of the weather properties required by a meteorologist to make predictions. There are four distinct types of barometers: Mercury, water column, aneroid barometer and barograph.