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Learn about global environmental, climate, and political problems. This is your source for background information and environmental and political geography.

A Geography and Overview of Earth's Arctic Region
Geography of the Arctic; read this article to learn important facts about Earth's Arctic region- it's geography, climate, species, human inhabitation and the impacts climate change and global warming are having on the area. Learn all about the Arctic from the expert About.com Geography Guidesite.

The Earth as an Island
An overview of the situation of human life on planet earth and the challenges that might make the earth an inhospitable place for human life, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

2012 Doomsday Scenario
A rational scientific look at the possibility of the end of the world doomsday scenario for December 21, 2012, from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite. LEarn the truth and history of the 2012 prediction.

Global Warming Overview - Global Warming
A comprehensive overview of global warming - its causes, its effects, its future, and what we can do about it, from About.com's expert Geography site.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Global Warming
Your About.com expert Guide to Geography provides a listing of the significant advantages and disadvantages of global warming.

10 Most Important Geographical Events of 2008
2008 was a big year for geography with much happening in the world of political geography, climate change, and scientific discovery. As is my tradition each year, I have selected the ten most important geographic events of the year.

A Discordant Sea: Global Warming and its Effect on Marine Populations
An overview of the impact of global warming on our oceans and the life within them, from contributing writer Nicole Lindell of Geography at About.com

Acid Rain - Causes, Effects, and Solutions
An overview of acid rain and its history, causes, effects, solutions to how it is being mitigated in our environment.

An Overview of Municipal Waste and Landfills
An overview of municipal waste and how a city's trash ends up in landfills and efforts to reduce garbage through recycling and other methods, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

Deserts - An Overview of Deserts
Learn about the deserts of the world and other arid lands, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Drought - An Overview of Drought
A comprehensive overview of drought. Provides the definition of drought, the causes of drought, economic effects of drought, and how drought can be controlled.

Earth Day - History and Overview of Earth Day
Earth Day is a holiday designed to raise awareness of environmental problems and foster an appreciation for the Earth and the natural environment. Learn all about Earth Day from the About.com Geography site.

El Nino - El Nino and La Nina Overview
An understandable overview of El Nino and La Nina and its affects on the world climate from your expert About.com Guide to Geography.

Gas Prices - The Reason Gas Prices Are so High
An overview of the cause of high gas prices and high oil prices in the United States and around the world, from the About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Globalization - An Overview of Globalization
An overview of globalization and its positive and negative impacts on culture and society. From the About.com Geography site.

Green Revolution - History and Overview of the Green Revolution
Learn all about the Green Revolution from this overview and history of the Green Revolution from the About.com Geography site.

Magnetic Reversal
Discover all about the magnetic reversal of the earth's poles throughout the planet's history. The poles have reversed 170 times in the past 100 million years. Find out when it will happen next!

Milankovitch Cycles
Astronomer Milutin Milankovitch developed the mathematical formulas upon which orbital variations are based. He hypothesized that when some parts of the cyclic variations are combined and occur at the same time, they are responsible for major changes to the earth's climate (even ice ages). Learn more about the Milankovitch Cycles in this article.

Mount Pinatubo Eruption
The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines killed hundreds and damaged thousands of homes but equally ominous were the climatic effects the volcano had upon the entire planet for several years following the eruption. Learn more about the Mount Pinatubo eruption from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Refugees - Information About Refugees
A comprehensive overview of refugees and the refugee situation around the world. Also includes information about Internally Displaced Persons.

The Next Ice Age
Your About.com Guide to Geography discusses whether were should expect global warming or the next ice age.

Trash Islands - The Ocean Garbage Patch Trash Islands
Learn about the trash islands of the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, made up of tons and tons of trash and occupying an area as large as many states!

Wildland Fire
An overview of wildland fires, the fire triangle, and human impacts on wildland fires, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About
"Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About" was created by the United Nations to call attention to important international issues and developments that often do not get sufficient media attention.

Environmental Refugees
Those displaced from their home due to environmental disasters are not considered refugees by the international community. Learn all about environmental refugees and their situation, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

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