Category: Climate Change Info
Arguments for Human Induced Climate Change

Why are climatologists so highly confident that human activities are dangerously warming Earth? Members of the IPCC, the 2007 peace winner, write on climate change. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=science-behind-climate-change

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Climate Change and Social Adaptation: how the past can inform the future

Excerpt from: “Climate Change and Social Adaptation: how the past can inform the future,” (2010). Author: Diane L. Douglas. Article in press, Ename Center, Ghent, Belgium. Based on a presentation given at the “Climates of Heritage Conservation Colloquim, March 2009. http://www.enamecenter.org/en/collo2009 Climate Change Variation in earth’s energy balance occurs over long and short time scales in response to multiple variables […]

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Global Change and Climate Change Links

Global Change and Climate Change Links: International Organizations and Programs http://www.itas.fzk.de/eng/infum/gch_int.htm This site provides several links to international organizations and programs that are addressing climate change, sustainable development, and adaptation. Future International Action on Climate Change Network http://www.fiacc.net/ The purpose of this website is to provide an interactive international platform for discussion on future international action on climate change, including […]

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Natural Cycles of Climate Change

Anthropogenic behavior is accentuating natural cycles, but regardless of what we do as humans, natural cycles will occur and therefore we need to adapt – rather than only try to stop climate change. Here are some informational links on Past Climate Change on Earth The Little Ice Age in Europe Medieval Warm Period Holocene Climatic Optimum or Altithermal (Link #1) […]

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Arguments for Human Induced Climate Change

As long as we humans have existed on Earth, we have affected the environment around us. In the past, the effects of our hunting or agricultural activities on the environment were local. This changed with the Industrial Revolution which began round 1750 and accelerated in the 1800s and 1900s. A revolution is a dramatic social change. fossil fuels 2. FOSSIL […]

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Climate Change and Social Adaptation: How the past can inform the future

Climate Change is one of the most important and dangerous issues facing man today. Many scientists and politicians have focused on anthropogenic causes of this change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions to limit or slow the process. Major climate changes, however, have occurred throughout earth’s history. The shifting of continental plates, rise of mountains, and cyclical changes in […]

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Climate Change will have Big Impact on Ecosystems in Alaska

Alaska is one of the most sensitive areas in the world when it comes to climate change, and according to the latest study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks many Alaskan ecosystems will look much different by the end of this century then they look now. Some well known animals such as Alaska marmot will probably disappear while on the […]

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Climate Change is Irreversible

Climate Change Largely Irreversible For Next 1,000 Years, NOAA Reports ScienceDaily (Jan. 28, 2009) — A new scientific study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reaches a powerful conclusion about the climate change caused by future increases of carbon dioxide: to a large extent, there’s no going back. The pioneering study, led by NOAA senior scientist Susan Solomon, […]

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Climate Change Is Inevitable — It’s Time to Adapt
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Spencer Reiss – Author In the waning weeks of 2009, planeloads of scientists, politicians, and assorted climate wonks from 192 countries will blow through a few million tons of CO2 to jet to Copenhagen, one of the world’s most carbon-conscious cities. The occasion is the much-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference, aka Kyoto 2. Speeches will be made. Goals and […]

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Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/vapor_warming.html Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change 11.17.08 The distribution of atmospheric water vapor, a significant greenhouse gas, varies across the globe. During the summer and fall of 2005, this visualization shows that most vapor collects at tropical latitudes, particularly over south Asia, where monsoon thunderstorms swept the gas some 2 miles above the land. Credit: NASA […]

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