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Earth Science

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Obama's Full Climate Denier Denouncing UCI Commencement Speech (with Reactions)

    Amy Ridenour, chair of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, obviously is not a fan of President Barack Obama's commencement speech to UC Irvine graduates at Angels Stadium Saturday.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Greenland Ice Sheet to Melt Quicker and Seas to Rise Quicker, Finds UC Irvine/NASA Research

    The Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to erode much quicker--and lead to sea levels rising much higher--based on revelations included in UC Irvine-NASA research published Monday.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    As Quake Aftershock Wakes Up La Habrans, USGS Warns of Phony "Big One" Letter

    As aftershocks continue to spook folks in Greater La Habra--a magnitude 2.8 shaker centered a mile south of the city woke some folks up at 6:02 this morning--the U.S. Geological Survey is warning Southern Californians about a fake alert that went out on the agency's letterhead about a Big One coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Dana Rohrabacher Gets "Award" for His Climate-Change Stance from Obamaniacs

    Hip-hip, hooray, our own Surfin' Congressman is getting an award today! However, we're not sure if Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is going to accept it because Organizing for Action (OFA-OC) is presenting the Huntington Beach Republican with its "Climate Change Denier Award." Wonder if it'll be made a captu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2013

    Geographer

    The Observatory

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Orange County Register Wildfire Coverage Has a Huge Hole in It: Media Watchdog

    Orange County fire officials recently held a press conference to go over their strategies and, more importantly, warn the public about an ever-earlier fire season. The Orange County Register covered this, as it did Southern California's recent wildfires, but a media watchdog saw a huge hole in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Gary DeLong, Climate Change Denying Hopeful for Congress, Logrolled by Bill Clinton at UCI

    Last night's The Colbert Report featured another partisan logrolling clip that makes that Comedy Central program and The Daily Show so priceless, with a Fox News pundit-blonde and anchors Brit Hume and Chris Wallace repeating that day's GOP talking point: that Mitt Romney appeared to be a "plausible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    If You Think It's Hot in Santa Ana and Long Beach Now, Just Wait Until 2050

    It's getting hot in here, so take off all your non-essential items of clothing.According to a new UCLA climate study, average temperatures are going to rise in Santa Ana and Long Beach by nearly four degrees.But you still have time to stock up on sunscreen.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    As Orange County Register Denies Climate Change, Media Matters for America Burns

    We here at the World Weekly HQ have our platters full when it comes to passing along racism, immigrant bashing and let-them-eat-caking in the pages (virtual and otherwise) of the Orange County Register. So, it's been up to Media Matters for America, a progressive national watchdog, to chronicle the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Climate Scientists Turn to Making a Rap Video

    ​On the very serious issue of global warming, people in the United States are straight chillin', more so than in previous years. A Gallup poll last month revealed a 10 percent drop in the number of survey respondents in the U.S. who said that global warming was a "somewhat" or "very" serious t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    The Inconvenient Truth Underlying Al Gore's Snowball Fight With Matt Drudge and Bill O'Reilly

    ​The killer snowstorms socking much of the country are providing pundits on the right all the ammunition they need to mow down poor ol' Al Gore. Mr. Inconvenient Truth was called out last week by Bill O'Reilly, who wanted to know, if global warming exists, "Why has southern New York turned into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Storm of Biblical Proportions as Likely as Big Quake

    ​Screw the "Big One": a coming storm of biblical proportions may prove to be an even greater threat to Southern California than a mega-earthquake along the dreaded San Andreas fault.So say more than 100 scientists and experts gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to create an "ARkStorm Sce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    UCI Scientists Shake Up History Channel's Megaquake 10.0, But Is 'Big One' Threat Real?

    USGS​Two UC Irvine scientists are among the experts featured in tonight's world-premiere showing of Megaquake 10.0 on the History Channel. The two-hour special is set to shake up your flat-screen at 9 p.m., but, as Fritz and Fred always say, check local listings to confirm the time.The UCI academi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Thank you, Global Warming: UCI-Led Study Shows Sea Levels Steadily Rising

    ​Frequent and extreme storms tied to global warming are causing more freshwater to flow into the Earth's oceans and sea levels to rise, concludes a team of researchers led by Jay Famiglietti, a UC Irvine Earth system science professor."All told, 18 percent more water fed into the world's oceans fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    You Weren't Imagining It: This July Was One of the Coldest

    ​If you feel like Orange County's June gloom only turned into July gloomier, you're right. The OC Register reported that, according to the National Weather Service, last July "was one of the coldest on record for coastal California." Fullerton's high temperature, for example, averaged around 79 de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    How to Predict an Earthquake with a Doughnut

    ​There is a sweet new way to predict earthquakes and it's making waves throughout Southern California. Many scientists believe that predicting earthquakes is still impossible, but the Mogi Doughnut seems more credible than the Quake Quack's theory. Colorful charts do not a seismologist make. Acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Film Curator Brings Trashy Ocean Issue Home With Tonight's "Kaisei" Screening

    It's not often that a film series curator gets to present a motion picture she was intimately involved with the making of, but Keiko Beatie will do so tonight when the Laguna Beach Film Society presents Kaisei: Journey Into The Plastic Vortex.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Poll: Californians Bullish on Green Technologies Despite Recession

    ​A recent statewide poll shows a majority of California voters support the state's landmark 2006 law that requires reducing greenhouse gas emissions and imposing fees on companies that emit these gases if most of the money collected is returned to state residents.The breakdown in the poll conducte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    New UCI Research Will Have You Looking at Earthquakes and Lawns Differently

    UC Irvine researchers have discovered new ways to look at earthquakes and your front lawn. No, not how shakers rip up your green playground. We're talking one study that dispels notions about how experts estimate the potential for the next so-called "Big One," and a second that disproves the idea th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Global Warming Activists as Inescapable as Global Warming this Weekend

    ​Last week, we posted about the Global Climate Change Day of Action event taking place at Irvine Regional Park tomorrow. There'll be bells tolling, bikes biking, and a bunch of people forming a "350" for an aerial camera.But there are a bunch more of these shindigs tomorrow all over the world, inc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Global Warming Denier Rohrabacher Froths On

    Photo by Jack GouldRohrabacher, frothing in November.The way Scott Harper begins his story proves that he had correctly identified the speaker he was covering."U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was in a froth . . ." Anyone who has witnessed the Mouth That Rohrabachered whip up the party faithful at GOP ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Vespas Bring Musicians, Global Warming Message to Sutra

    Singer-songwriters Jason Reeves, Brendan James and Amber Rubarth, who today began a two-week ride up the California coast on Vespas to raise awareness of global warming, make a stop at 7 p.m. Friday at Sutra Lounge, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. "It seems like back in the late '60s and early ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Junior Oceanographer

    Ocean Institute

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Toll-Road Dissing NOAA Now Fights to Protect Local Steelhead

    Perhaps environmentally sensitive locals should withhold sending support to the Sierra Club, the Surfrider Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council and instead cut checks to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was, after all, the NOAA tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Feds Kill Foothill-South Toll Road Proposal. Now What? Punt?

    UPDATED WITH TCA NON-RESPONSE RESPONSE; BLOOMBERG REPORT...If the posting times are correct, The Orange County Register (9:40 a.m.) beat the Los Angeles Times (10:03 a.m.) in getting the news out that the U.S. Department of Commerce had announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission's reject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    UCI Scientist Helps Add More Culprits to the Global Warming List

    Anyone worth Al Gore's salt knows that cars, factories and farting cows contribute to global warming, but an international study that includes the research of a UC Irvine scientist has found drought and deforestation can also help fuel the pesky phenomenon and should be included in future climate pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Wildfires Just a Sneak Preview?

    Ted Soqui shot this in Yorba Linda the weekend past. See his amazing slideshow here. Now that the fires have been contained, heroes have been identified, firefighting techniques have been blasted, causes have been zeroed in on, and our Last Action Hero Governor has likened the disaster to one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Saving Trestles: Game On!

    The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Surf punks

    Social Distortion, the Adolescents and even bubblegummy Blink-182 are among the bands whose scheduled UC Irvine shows were canceled at the last minute over the years because fraighty cat campus security fretted onslaughts of scary, leather-clad, facially pincushioned punk rockers. A quick glance at ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    The Fire of the Century . . . of the Year

    Hellish fires now, Sahara Desert later, says UCI doom prophet Mike Davis

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Irvine Starbucks Climate Crisis Discussion Today

    Just came over the wire: At 2 p.m. today, the Starbucks Coffee at 3995 Alton Pkwy. in Irvine is hosting a "National Day of Discussion" on the issue of "climate crisis" in support of a new Paramount/National Geographic-sponsored film, Arctic Tale. Filmmakers Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson, as wel ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    An Inconvenient Slope

    Big Bears ski resorts are covered in snow despite a chronic lack of natural snowfall. So where are the crowds? Dont blame global warmingblame the media

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    Bad News With Al

    OnDVD: An Inconvenient Truth

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Baby, It's Warm Outside

    The Inconvenient Truth is on its way to becoming the box-office champeen of documentaries (pound sand, Michael Moore!). Orders are already brisk for the DVDs that won't be out until November. However, because Truth starred Satan's spawn Al Gore, there's a good chance many holy rollers skipped it and ... More >>

  • Web

    July 20, 2006

    Remote Hog

    Global Warming: What You Need to Know With Tom Brokaw

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Shake n' Bake

    It's been funny--not funny ha-ha--sitting here on the sidelines watching the changing global-warming debate. While the international scientific community for years has piled voluminous report atop voluminous report detailing that global warming is real, producing all sorts of climatic problems and e ... More >>

  • Features

    June 22, 2006

    June Gloom Boom

    Its getting hot in here . . . wait, no it isnt

  • Columns

    June 15, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Burning Down the House: Al Gore lights our fire

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    Backing or Backpedaling?

    Governor Schwarzenegger took a stand on cutting greenhouse gases yesterday. His stand? Going on the commonly held theory that most readers never get beyond the headline and first paragraph of a newspaper story, unless they have some compelling interest in the story, his stand depends on what city yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Change in the air?

    This is certainly a refreshing development, although the participation of a gubernatorial candidate smacks of political posturing. NEW REPORT ON COMPANIES IN CALIFORNIA, ELSEWHERE TO FIND WIDE DISPARITY IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES; INVESTORS WILL PUSH POOR-PERFORMING FIRMS TO SHAPE UP NEWS ADVISOR ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Science Friction

    UCI physics professor takes on Michael Crichton, global warming

  • Film

    June 3, 2004

    Theres Got to Be a Morning After

    The Day After Tomorrow

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Watching the Carbon Detective

    UCI prof Sue Trumbore is out to find the Missing Sink

  • News

    November 14, 2002
  • Columns

    April 11, 2002

    Burning Bush

    The prez ignores UCI professors warnings on global warming

  • Features

    September 20, 2001

    Bleccccccccccch!

    A peoples environmental impact report on El Toro International Airport

  • Columns

    June 21, 2001
  • Columns

    April 27, 2000
  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Globaloney

    Rohrabacher torches latest global-warming report

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