Global Warming Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 6/26/2011 12:40:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2011 file photo, a tail of a gray whale surfaces at the Ojo de Liebre lagoon in Guerrero Negro, Mexico. When a 43-foot (13-meter) gray whale was spotted off the Israeli town of Herzliya last year, scientists came to a startling conclusion: it must have wandered across the normally icebound route above Canada, where warm weather had briefly opened a clear channel three years earlier. On a microscopic level, scientists also have found plankton in the North Atlantic where it had not existed for at least 800,000 years. The whale's odyssey and the surprising appearance of the plankton indicates a migration of species through the Northwest Passage, a worrying sign of how global warming is affecting animals and plants in the oceans as well as on land. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, file)
  •  - File photo of a woman watching fishermen on a canal near Honghu Lake

    File photo of a woman watching fishermen on a canal near Honghu Lake

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:36:53 AM EST
    A 95-year-old woman watches fishermen on an almost dried-up irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, in this May 29, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - File photo of a houseboat stranded on Honghu Lake

    File photo of a houseboat stranded on Honghu Lake

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:35:42 AM EST
    A fishing boat and a houseboat lie stranded among fishing net poles at a dried-up portion of Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, in this May 29, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - File photo of a farmer washing himself in the Neijing River near Honghu

    File photo of a farmer washing himself in the Neijing River near Honghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:34:34 AM EST
    A farmer washes himself near the edge of the knee-deep Neijing River near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province in this May 30, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - File photo of a farmer wading in the Neijing River near Honghu

    File photo of a farmer wading in the Neijing River near Honghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:33:33 AM EST
    A farmer wades through what water remains in the Neijing River, near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province in this May 30, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - File photo of workers on boats on the Neijing River near Honghu

    File photo of workers on boats on the Neijing River near Honghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:31:01 AM EST
    Workers on river-boats fill bags of gravel after removing it from the banks of the near-empty Neijing River, near the city of Honghu in central China's Hubei Province in this May 30, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)
  •  - File photo of crab farmer in Wanghu

    File photo of crab farmer in Wanghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:29:21 AM EST
    Rice and crab farmer Pi Xiaozhen, wearing a traditional cone-shaped Chinese farming hat, walks past a boat floating on a pond used to raise crabs, near the village of Wanghu in central China's Hubei Province in this May 30, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD)
  •  - File photo of a fisherman in an irrigation canal near Honghu

    File photo of a fisherman in an irrigation canal near Honghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:28:23 AM EST
    A man attempts to catch fish in an almost dried-up irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, in this May 29, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD)
  •  - File photo of a fisherman in an irrigation canal near Honghu

    File photo of a fisherman in an irrigation canal near Honghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:28:23 AM EST
    A man attempts to catch fish in an almost dried-up irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, in this May 29, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD)
  •  - File photo of fishermen pushing their boat near Honghu

    File photo of fishermen pushing their boat near Honghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:27:14 AM EST
    Fisherman Xiao Gonggus and his wife Wang Guzhun push their fishing boat through an almost dried-up irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, in this May 29, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - File photo of fishermen pushing their boat near Honghu

    File photo of fishermen pushing their boat near Honghu

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:27:14 AM EST
    Fisherman Xiao Gonggus and his wife Wang Guzhun push their fishing boat through an almost dried-up irrigation canal leading from Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, in this May 29, 2011 file photo. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - File photo of water level gauges at Honghu Lake

    File photo of water level gauges at Honghu Lake

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:25:45 AM EST
    Water-level gauges are seen in front of stranded boats and fishing net poles, which are normally almost completely underwater at this time of the year, at Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, May 29, 2011. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - File photo of water level gauges at Honghu Lake

    File photo of water level gauges at Honghu Lake

    Posted: 6/3/2011 1:25:45 AM EST
    Water-level gauges are seen in front of stranded boats and fishing net poles, which are normally almost completely underwater at this time of the year, at Honghu Lake, near Honghu city in central China's Hubei province, May 29, 2011. China's drought along its biggest river, the Yangtze, is for some scientists a demonstration of how global warming could increasingly disrupt the complex dance of air flows, rains and waterways that feeds dams and farming heartlands. REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS FOOD AGRICULTURE)
  •  - A Greenpeace activist demonstrates in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok

    A Greenpeace activist demonstrates in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok

    Posted: 4/4/2011 1:04:34 AM EST
    A Greenpeace activist wears winter jacket and holds a cutout portraying extreme weather caused by climate change during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok April 4, 2011. The protesters said they want an ambitious global climate deal from world government on behalf of the region's most vulnerable and least prepared populations. This comes after severe flooding and mudslides killed 45 and stranded thousands in southern Thailand. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to draft a long-term cooperative action plan to fight against global warming during April 3-8. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Greenpeace activists demonstrate in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok

    Greenpeace activists demonstrate in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok

    Posted: 4/4/2011 1:01:15 AM EST
    Greenpeace activists hold cutouts portraying extreme weather caused by climate change during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok April 4, 2011. The protesters said they want an ambitious global climate deal from world government on behalf of the region's most vulnerable and least prepared populations. This comes after severe flooding and mudslides killed 45 and stranded thousands in southern Thailand. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to draft a long-term cooperative action plan to fight against global warming during April 3-8. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Greenpeace activists demonstrate in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok

    Greenpeace activists demonstrate in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok

    Posted: 4/4/2011 12:34:35 AM EST
    Greenpeace activists wear winter jackets, ponchos and beach wear to portray extreme weather caused by climate change during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building, venue of this year's climate talks, in Bangkok April 4, 2011. The protesters said they want an ambitious global climate deal from world government on behalf of the region's most vulnerable and least prepared populations. This comes after severe flooding and mudslides killed 45 and stranded thousands in southern Thailand. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to draft a long-term cooperative action plan to fight against global warming during April 3-8. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Activists from JSAPMDD shout slogan near a banner during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok

    Activists from JSAPMDD shout slogan near a banner during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok

    Posted: 4/3/2011 12:13:21 AM EST
    Activists from Jubilee South-Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD) shout slogan near a banner during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building, the venue of climate talks, in Bangkok April 3, 2011, to protest against what they say was a domination of the talks by the U.S. and evading their responsibility for causing the climate crisis. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to draft a long-term cooperative action plan to fight against global warming during April 3-8. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - Activists from JSAPMDD carry effigy of Uncle Sam during a demonstration in front of UN building, the venue of climate talks, in Bangkok

    Activists from JSAPMDD carry effigy of Uncle Sam during a demonstration in front of UN building, the venue of climate talks, in Bangkok

    Posted: 4/3/2011 12:10:34 AM EST
    Activists from Jubilee South-Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD) carry an effigy of Uncle Sam during a demonstration in front of the United Nations building, the venue of climate talks, in Bangkok April 3, 2011, to symbolise what the protesters say was a domination of the talks by the U.S. and other developed countries and evading their responsibility for causing the climate crisis. The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to draft a long-term cooperative action plan to fight against global warming during April 3-8. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - British artist Anthony McCall poses for photographers next to a scale model of his work, "Column," during a presentation of his commission for the Cultural Olympiad, in central London

    British artist Anthony McCall poses for photographers next to a scale model of his work, "Column," during a presentation of his commission for the Cultural Olympiad, in central London

    Posted: 3/2/2011 9:08:44 AM EST
    British artist Anthony McCall poses for photographers next to a scale model of his work, "Column," during a presentation of his commission for the Cultural Olympiad, in central London March 2, 2011. McCall has been commissioned by Britain's Arts Council and the Cultural Olympiad to create his "column" - a 20 metre wide column of cloud that will rise from the surface of water - on Merseyside next year. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
  •  - British artist Anthony McCall poses for photographers next to a scale model of his work, "Column," during a presentation of his commission for the Cultural Olympiad, in central London

    British artist Anthony McCall poses for photographers next to a scale model of his work, "Column," during a presentation of his commission for the Cultural Olympiad, in central London

    Posted: 3/2/2011 9:07:48 AM EST
    British artist Anthony McCall poses for photographers next to a scale model of his work, "Column," during a presentation of his commission for the Cultural Olympiad, in central London March 2, 2011. McCall has been commissioned by Britain's Arts Council and the Cultural Olympiad to create his "column" - a 20 metre wide column of cloud that will rise from the surface of water - on Merseyside next year. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)