Brett Shollenberger on September 28th, 2009

“Although scientists acknowledge that uncertainties exist in our knowledge of global warming, the source of the carbon that has led to the recent buildup of atmospheric carbon dioxide [anthropogenic sources] isn’t one of them.” -Mann & Kump, Dire Predictions p. 34 In a time when climate change information is so readily available (and scientifically linked […]

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hoffmand on September 28th, 2009

Weather patterns are on the fritz all around the world. Georgia is being inundated with rain, Tropical Storm Ketsana is causing intense flooding in the Philippines, Kenya is in its third year of severe drought… is this climate change? Although similar and very much related, there is a distinct difference between “climate” and “weather.” The key difference is […]

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Maria Mei on September 28th, 2009

In the distant past, climate change was caused mainly by solar output and volcanic eruptions. But in the recent centuries, on top of those natural factors, human-generated impacts have been playing an influential role in contributing to climate change. Even though there is still a small number of people who do not believe that climate […]

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Kelly Rogers on September 28th, 2009

”  There is no uncertainty at all that humans have significantly altered the global atmospheric concentrations of gases we know to be critical in controlling climate…” – October 6, 1997 , distinguished scholar Dr. John P. Holdren at the White House    “We need President Obama to step up and say, ‘I need an economywide […]

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Andrea Dominguez on September 28th, 2009

How can we be sure that it is humans driving climate change? It’s simple, look at all possible natural causes and weigh them against the evidence of the latest changes. In other words, compare the possible and measurable effects of any given “natural” cause of climate change with the actual climate change. Then compare the […]

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