A victim of global warming is old growth forest, Researcher author Phillip van Mantgem said "Tree death rates have more than doubled,". His research team investigated old growth tree deaths from 1955 to 2007. the study trees died even though there was no logging development or other major activities in the study areas (8 ).
0ther effects of global warming is migratory birds are migrating farther north than the did 40 years ago, according to a study from the Audubon Society (9 ). Polar Ice caps are melting and the Ocean level has risen by seven inches (10 ). Like Officer Barbrady of South Park, some say, nothing to see here move on.
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victoryA hacker stole numerous documents including personal emails from a server for Britain's Climate Research Unit (CRU. One skeptic of climate change said "This is not a smoking gun; this is a mushroom cloud,". One thing for certain this doesn't look good. Among the article stolen was an email by CRU Director Phil Jones, saying he would keep papers that question the link between humans and global warming "even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!". another email from Mr. Jones and Pennsylvania State wrote about a journal "I will be emailing the journal to tell them I'm having nothing more to do with it until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor.". Other email's talked about withholding information from skeptics of global warming (11 ).
Mr Jones also want to researchers to "hide the decline". Some data has shown that global temperatures have stopped rising and started to decline, Mr Jones said "just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline," (12 ).
Still with all the Global warming hoopla, old environmental issues such as pollution have seen to take a back seat. A reduction in pollution levels shown an increase in how long you will live (13 ).
Under Bush (jr) the number air quality inspectors fell by 12 percent, and the number of inspection also dropped by 34 percent. Bush appointed Mark Rey, the undersecretary of Natural Resources and Environment at the Department of Agriculture, he fought Northwest Forest Plan on behalf of timber companies. Another is Interior Secretary Gale Norton was lead attorney for the Mountain States Legal Foundation, that represented oil companies demanding access to public lands in the West (14 ).
Automotive exhaust can put you at higher risk for a heart attack. Researcher Annette Peters of Epidemiology in Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany said "We found that when people are participating in traffic, they have a threefold increased risk to experience a heart a attack one hour later" (15 ).
We have an Ozone layer that protects us seven miles above the earth. When it's closer to the ground that's a different story. The exposure to atmospheric ozone can cause health problems like irritate breathing, decrease lung function, inflame airways, and exacerbate lung conditions like as asthma and emphysema. This Ozone comes from things like car exhaust, and power plants (16 ).
Researchers noted that seniors who are exposed to a significant levels of air pollution for a year or more may have a higher risk of pneumonia. Lead researcher Dr. Mark Loeb, of McMaster University said "We postulate that long-term exposure to air pollution may have increased individuals' susceptibility to pneumonia by interfering with innate immune defenses designed to protect the lung from pathogens," (17).