Tag: Climate Change

Yellowstone Supervolcano

Yellowstone National Park is known for its iconic geysers and landscape. The park boasts the largest collection of hydrothermal features on Earth. However, this phenomenon is caused by a five-mile-deep caldera, or reservoir, filled with hot magma that lurks beneath the park. The geothermal activity in Yellowstone is so immense that it is classified as Read More

Polar Bears and Climate Change

Global warming is causing an overall decrease in sea ice distribution and structure. Arctic ecosystems and populations are exhibiting large-scale fluctuations in comparison to the naturally observed climate cycles. Large alterations of habitats cause shifts in trophic interactions, which can eventually lead to extinction. Populations of polar bears and other pagophilic species have been negatively Read More

Ozone Layer- Past and Present

The ozone layer is located about 9.3-18.6 miles above the Earth’s surface and serves as a barrier that absorbs the majority of the ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. By absorbing the damaging ultraviolet rays, the ozone layer prevents them from reaching Earth and protects us from the dangerous consequences of ultraviolet exposure. Ultraviolet rays Read More

Rainforests

We are all very familiar with the beautiful, dense jungles known as rainforests. Characterized by their tropical species and tall, green trees, they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. However, did you know that there are two different types of rainforests? The two different types, temperate and tropical, differ from each other based Read More

Important Reasons to Teach Weather Science to All Ages

Adults have tried all sorts of stories to help explain away the fear children have during storms. There has been a success in teaching children about how weather works. If they understand it, it should help alleviate some fear. So why not teach all ages about weather science? Weather Science Teaches Observations – As children play Read More