Tag Archives: global warming
In an article about the current wildfire in Colorado (above), Tom Kenworthy writes THIS:
The past decade has seen a sharp increase in the number of acres burned by wildfires. In 2012, 2007 and 2008 more than 9 million acres were burned, and the half dozen worst fire years since 1960 have taken place since 2000. A recent Department of Agriculture report predicts that the acreage burned by wildfires will double by 2050 to about 20 million acres annually.
President Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California this past weekend (above), and the two leaders reached an agreement on hydrofluorocarbon emissions, which contribute to global warming.
HERE‘s Steve Benen’s take on the matter:
While most conservatives have come to believe that the entirety of climate science is a communist plot intended to destroy capitalism, a smaller contingent of conservatives are prepared to accept the scientific reality — but their acceptance comes with a catch. They invariably argue, “Even if the climate crisis is real, a meaningful remedy would require action from the U.S. and China, …
HERE‘s a great collection of arguments to use against the disinformation campaigns of global-warming deniers.
Each of these quick responses is accompanied by a link to a scientific article dealing with the specific subject at issue.
Let’s see what the global-warming deniers can make of THIS:
The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.
Scientific instruments showed that the gas had reached an average daily level above 400 parts per million — just an odometer moment in one sense, but also a sobering reminder that decades of efforts to bring human-produced emissions under control are faltering.
With charts and graphs and such, Andy Skuce makes an interesting argument HERE:
Let’s start with two skill-testing questions:
1. If we stop greenhouse gas emissions, won’t the climate naturally go back to the way it was before?
2. Isn’t there “warming in the pipeline” that will continue to heat up the planet no matter what we do?
The correct answer to both questions is “no”.
Global warming is not reversible but it is stoppable.