What is Climate Change or Global Warming

Climate change, also known by many as global warming is considered a more modern phenomenon that is a result of the lifestyle we lead today.

The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States is perhaps the most active established organization in the fight against global warming. but what is global warming and how does it affect us now and more importantly, how will if effect our children and grand children and our planet far into the future?

According to Wikipedia, Climate change “ is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as “global warming“. -source, wikipedia.

The Environmental Protection Agency is active in not only tracking the changes in the weather over periods of time but they are also very much involved in making government regulations to help control the impact that we as human beings have on the environment.

The EPA believes that the emissions from vehicles, factories, and power plants have an impact on global warming and that it is our modern way of life style, which spews chemicals and gas emissions into the air that could be causing the phenomen referred to as Global warming.

The EPA seeks not only to prove this theory, that we as humans could significantly effect the temperature of the earth over time and thus negatively impact the environments and natural habitats of thousands of creatures on the earth.

The theory is that this impact could cause many negative effects to the creatures upon the earth even to cause extinction and the melting of ice caps and the warming of oceans.

Weather this theory is true or not of course has yet to be proven but the EPA will not wait to prove this theory, they are actively engaged in protecting our environment from factories, power plants, and other sources of human produced pollutants that they believe could negatively impact climate change in the future.

The Environmental Protection Agency not only seeks to regulate and reduce the pollutants that could cause global warming but they also seek to help different regions around the country to adapt to the impact that climate change will have on the different regions.

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The Science of Cellulite

Okay, this really freaked me out today. I was browsing around reading information on scientific topics and amidst my search I saw this article from HubPages on the science of cellulite.

Yes I admit it caught my attention because I suffer from cellulite as well as many other women and being I am always into the science of how things work more than the theory of it naturally I had to read it.

I shouldn’t have, I know. But summer is just around the corner and I do want to do something about the cellulite on my legs before I put on a bathing suit and head for the pool.

Well the article lead me to do some more research on scientific aspects that are the cause of cellulite, not only the hormones that can cause cellulite but some are saying that cellulite is a muscle issue like this article about cellulite here. That one in particular I found of interest because the solution by Joey Atlas seemed to make more sense to me than all the cellulite creams on the market which have never worked for me and target cellulite as a skin issue.

In the above article however, Women’s Body Specialist Joey Atlas takes a different approach, he explains that cellulite is actually a case of muscle layers beneath the dimpled skin actually atrifying (did I spell that right?) from lack of regular and proper use.

Anyhow this seemed much more believable and scientifically correct and seemed to make more sense to me than any other conclusion or explanation of the condition.

I do agree that is is probably a hormone related issue as well or rather that hormones do play a role in the development of the condition since women seem to have cellulite much more often then men.

But then one could consider that that could be because men are more physically active with the muscles in their legs as well. So it is a tough issue to approach scientifically because their are different views on the subject.

If you have cellulite what would you say? Have you noticed that it came on when you hit puberty or as a result of lack of proper or regular muscle use? Have you found any creams or exercises to be successful for you in combating this condition in your own life?

I would love to hear you opinions on the subject as well as what has and/or has not worked for you for cellulite reduction.

 

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The Science of Singing High Notes

vocal-cordsLearning how to sing high notes is as much a science as it is an art. The science of singing is basically a science that depends on many different factors. Many people mistakenly believe that the only way one is able to sing well or to hit high notes in their range is based solely on hereditary factors. This is not the case however.

While it may be true that inheriting the ability to sing higher is a great thing, it is not the only factor to take into consideration. The voice is a result of a combination of many factors, including the vocal chords, as well as the cavities of the mouth, nose, sinuses, and throat.

The health of the vocal chords is the foundation of a great singing voice. If the vocal chords are not maintained in good health and form then the voice will not function as it should.

The vocal chords are essentially made up muscle fibers, and like any other muscle those fibers can be built through exercise. many singing programs, such as the one reviewed at http://www.elearnhowtosing.com/singing-success-review-brett-manning/ are based on the fact that the vocal chords can be worked as a muscle and the strength and ability to sing higher notes can be improved by exercises that are made to build and tone the muscles of the vocal folds.

Here is a video showing the vocal chords in action while singing;

It is a science, like I said, to sing high notes. The above review is of a product that trains the vocal chords to zip up like a zipper to give the support needed for the voice to reach high notes in the vocal range.

These exercises also improve the range of high and low notes in an individuals range.

Another factor that affects the voice are the resonators. The resonators are the cavities in the head where the voice resonates. The mouth, nasal, and sinus cavities as well as the throat are resonators. When one sings high notes then the sound would resonate in the nasal and sinus cavities.

I hope that this article will help you understand the nature and science behind singing high notes. Be sure you watch the video above to see how the vocal chords work.

 

 

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The Science of Healthy Skin

Good healthy skin is a science, it is a science that is simple as your life style. For you skin reflects perhaps better than anything else what your live style is. If you have a healthy life style then it will show in the radiant glow of your skin.

On the same note, if you have an unhealthy life style then it shows as well. Take for instance a person who smokes. Their skin ages, wrinkles, and dries out sooner than a person who does not smoke. it is the impairment of oxygen to the lungs and thus to the skin as well as the effects that nicotine has on the body that cause the skin to age and wrinkle much sooner than it would if the person did not smoke.

Other factors of a persons health also impact the health and thus the appearance of their skin. For example, dehydration will also cause the skin to age faster. It is recommended for a person to have healthy skin that they consume at least 8 -8oz glasses of water per day.

And do not forget those fresh fruits and vegetables, they have not only moisture but also antioxidants that help the body, and the skin to fight off aging free radical damage. So be sure to get in the recommended servings of fresh fruits and veggies each day as well.

The sun is also an aging factor to the skin that shows on the surface. When a person has had excess exposure to the sun their skin is more brown and wrinkled than it would other wise be. It also ages the skin sooner and causes wrinkles to appear even prematurely if a person does not protect themselves from the sun.

Great ways to protect yourself from the sun include seeking shade, wearing sun screen and wearing sun protection clothing. Wearing a hat is an easy way help to keep the sun off the face when one is out in the sun.

Another great way to help the skin to be healthy is skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing is the process of removing layers of skin, one layer at a time, over time, to reveal new, radiant skin. TCA Chemical Peeling, dermabrasion, and Laser Resurfacing are common techniques that can be used to resurface the skin and help remove scars, age spots, and wrinkles. The abrasive action also stimulates the production of collagen in the skin as the skin attempts to heal itself from the effects of the abrasive used.

Some of these techniques, such as Dermabrasion and TCA Chemical peeling can be performed at home, while Laser Resurfacing such as the very popular Fraxl Laser must be performed in a doctors office by a professional.

Healthy skin is a direct result of a healthy life style. Genetics play a role as well of course, but most of the facts of healthy skin comes down to the simple science of health.

 

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