Deserts in Europe

At last, a mainstream documentary about “the environment” that looks at real causes instead of just blathering about “climate change”. Now that the deserts are spreading into Europe, maybe we will see some of the tax money going to research that will lead to change, rather than just UN-boosting carbon taxes. But don’t hold your […]

Trees Make Rain V – Uncovering the tricks of nature’s ice-seeding bacteria

Like the Marvel Comics superhero Iceman, some bacteria have harnessed frozen water as a weapon. Species such as Pseudomonas syringae have special proteins embedded in their outer membranes that help ice crystals form, and they use them to trigger frost formation at warmer than normal temperatures on plants, later invading through the damaged tissue. When […]

Trees Make Rain IV – Biotic Pump

If you cut your forest, the winds will not blow from the ocean and will not bring you rain. Natural forests draw atmospheric moisture inland from the ocean in a positive feedback loop. This builds up precipitation inland, compensating for water lost through river flow and ultimately increasing river runoff due to the sustained low-pressure […]

Fewer trees, less rain: study uncovers deforestation equation

(2005) Australian scientists say they have found proof that cutting down forests reduces rainfall. The finding, independent of previous anecdotal evidence and computer modelling, uses physics and chemistry to show how the climate changes when forests are lost, by analyzing variations in the molecular structure of rain along the Amazon River. Not all water, Professor Henderson-Sellers said, […]