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Climate Change

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Start with this lecture, presenting an excellent historical overview of the established scientific consensus that global warming exists, and it is driven by green-house gases produced by burning fossil fuels. Could not perform search. Error was: Syntax error in ''*MediaForm' AND %MEDIASELECTCRITERIA1% AND Publish Status!='Hidden'' at ' %MEDIASELECTCRITERIA1% AND Publish Status!='Hidden''

We have one of the best sources for fighting global warming literally in our backyards. Plants, particularly trees, absorb carbon dioxide and provide us with clean oxygen to breathe. Some experts believe that a contributing factor to global warming is that we have cut down so many of our trees and forests for industry. By supporting foundations and organizations that protect forests and encouraging sustainable logging practices, you can help bring our planetís temperature down. Donít forget, however, that you can help the fight against global warming all on your own, and even get a new hobby out of the effort.

Gardening is a healthy activity and a fun way to make your home or community beautiful. One tree will absorb over 2000 lbs (906 kg) of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, preventing that gas from getting into the atmosphere. If you have room to plant a tree in your yard, try to do so. Remember, even if all you have space for is a window box, most plants are beneficial to the air and help absorb carbon dioxide and create oxygen. If you can, use organic soil and fertilizer, as harmful chemicals may damage the environment, and actually add to the greenhouse gas problem.

According to Earth Sky Communications, Inc. a car in the U.S. on average puts out 7,700 Kg of Co2 (16,940lbs) a year.

Here is a typical attempt by opponents to the scientific consensus to generate a sense that there is still widespread debate. It asserts that global warming is due only to sun variation, and its credibility is under question. Could not perform search. Error was: Syntax error in ''*MediaForm' AND %MEDIASELECTCRITERIA2% AND Publish Status!='Hidden'' at ' %MEDIASELECTCRITERIA2% AND Publish Status!='Hidden''

The following paper is very important as it systematically refutes the primary claim in the Great Global Warming Swindle

In this paper, the researchers studied the abundances of two isotopes, C-14 and Be-10, both of which are created with interaction with cosmic rays. The paper claims that the source of the two elements (tree trunks and ice sheets or ocean sediments) is very different but they show a correlation. Since the primary source of Cosmic Ray flux is the sun, these elements can be used to provide a history of solar variability.

The conclusion of this paper states:
There are many interesting palaeoclimate studies that suggest that solar variability had an influence on pre-industrial climate. There are also some detection–attribution studies using global climate models that suggest there was a detectable influence of solar variability in the first half of the twentieth century and that the solar radiative forcing variations were amplified by some mechanism that is, as yet, unknown. However, these findings are not relevant to any debates about modern climate change. Our results show that the observed rapid rise in global mean temperatures seen after 1985 cannot be ascribed to solar variability, whichever of the mechanisms is invoked and no matter how much the solar variation is amplified.

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2000_Year_Temperature_Comparison.pngpng 2000_Year_Temperature_Comparison.png manage 38.6 K 2014-11-24 - 21:18 Raymond Lutz Warming trends for 2000 years
GreenlandIceCore.pngpng GreenlandIceCore.png manage 274.0 K 2014-11-24 - 21:20 Raymond Lutz 10,000 years of global temperature history from greenland ice cores
IPCC_Climate_Models_vs_Actual_Observations.pngpng IPCC_Climate_Models_vs_Actual_Observations.png manage 409.8 K 2014-11-24 - 22:34 Raymond Lutz IPCC Climate Models vs. Observed
RoyalSocietyPaperOnSolarActivityVsClimateChange.pdfpdf RoyalSocietyPaperOnSolarActivityVsClimateChange.pdf manage 536.5 K 2014-06-26 - 17:23 Raymond Lutz The Royal Society: "Recent oppositely directed trends in solar climate forcings and the global mean surface air temperature " Lockwood & Frolich
Warming_since_1880_yearly.jpgjpg Warming_since_1880_yearly.jpg manage 65.8 K 2014-11-24 - 21:17 Raymond Lutz Plot of global warming trends since 1880
Warming_since_1970.jpgjpg Warming_since_1970.jpg manage 84.4 K 2014-11-24 - 21:17 Raymond Lutz Plot of Warming since 1970
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clip_image002_thumb.pngpng clip_image002_thumb.png manage 155.3 K 2014-11-24 - 21:22 Raymond Lutz Recent data can be viewed in isolation to seem to show a pause in warming
global-cooling-graph-719171.jpgjpg global-cooling-graph-719171.jpg manage 62.8 K 2014-11-24 - 22:40 Raymond Lutz Climate history for about 4000 years
historyOfClimateChangeSinceLastMajorIceAge.pngpng historyOfClimateChangeSinceLastMajorIceAge.png manage 87.5 K 2014-11-24 - 21:21 Raymond Lutz History of climate change since the last major ice age.
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img65.jpgjpg img65.jpg manage 45.1 K 2015-03-06 - 14:49 Raymond Lutz Climate change if resource depletion is included in models
img66.jpgjpg img66.jpg manage 43.1 K 2015-03-06 - 14:54 Raymond Lutz Simulated CO2 levels with resource-depletion included in the models (Caltech)
img68.jpgjpg img68.jpg manage 57.0 K 2015-03-06 - 14:52 Raymond Lutz Fossil fuels will not last forever, depletion to occur in the next century.
img77.jpgjpg img77.jpg manage 65.0 K 2015-03-06 - 14:51 Raymond Lutz Population and increases on per-capita basis is driving energy use sky high.
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vostok.jpgjpg vostok.jpg manage 54.7 K 2014-11-24 - 22:42 Raymond Lutz Temperature and CO2 move in unison over historical record
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