Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences. Average weather may include average temperature, precipitation and wind patterns. It involves changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over durations ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by dynamic processes on Earth, external forces including variations in sunlight intensity, and more recently by human activities.In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" often refers to changes in modern climate (see global warming). For information on temperature measurements over various periods, and the data sources available, see temperature record. For attribution of climate ...
There might be feedbacks in the climate system that we aren't aware of yet.
The amount of carbon in the oceans and atmosphere changes suddenly and dramatically. The oceans are acidified and significant extinctions result. On land, global temperatures increase anywhere from five to nine degrees Celsius, causing widespread habitat disruptions. Despite the sudden onset of the event, its impact lingers for 100 thousand years.
his might sound like a worst-case situation for the current anthropogenic influences on climate, but it's actually an historic event that the public is generally unaware ...
There is "absolutely no scientifically proven basis for the premise that man can affect what the climate does" is absurd. Our libraries are full of carefully compiled and critically reviewed scientific research that makes it clear that global warming is real, is caused by human activity and is significantly and rapidly changing the world's climate.The research conclusions of dozens of respected scientific organizations such as the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, the National Academies of Science and the American Meteorological Society are easily available online.Our ...
Presentation of scary stories about global warming in the popular media makes us unnecessarily frightened. Even worse, it terrifies our kids.Al Gore famously depicted how a sea-level rise of 20 feet (six meters) would almost completely flood Florida, New York, Holland, Bangladesh, and Shanghai, even though the United Nations estimates that sea levels will rise 20 times less than that, and do no such thing. When confronted with these exaggerations, some of us say that they are for a good cause, and surely there is no harm done if the result is that we focus even more on tackling climate change. ...
Wind farms far more popular than fracking, government poll shows 14 March, 2014
Commenting on a Ipsos MORI
survey for the Department of Business, Innovation, and Skills, published today,
Greenpeace UK energy
campaigner Lawrence Carter said:"The department for
business certainly won't be making a big deal out of this survey, as it reveals
just how out of touch the government is when it comes to the kind of energy
future the public wants. People overwhelmingly support clean offshore wind over
dangerous fracking, yet the government is obsessed with shale gas. And despite
the Prime Minister's claims about how tightly the fracking industry would be
regulated, it now turns out that half of the people surveyed don’t trust his
government to ensure it's safe.
“Later this year over 60 per
cent of the country will be opened up to fracking exploration. With a general
election looming, the ruling parties could yet pay a high price for their
severe misjudgement of the public mood
South to bear brunt of new weather patterns Southern Switzerland will feel the biggest effects of climate change in the future, but the rest of the country will not escape unscathed as temperatures rise, according to a University of Bern report.
(Photo: G. Brändle, Agroscope)
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