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Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined

Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined
Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn't what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis?

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lapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change, via Google Earth Engine TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Isaac Held's Blog 44. Heat uptake and internal variability — part II I’m returning to an argument discussed in post #16 regarding the decomposition of the global mean warming into a part that is forced and a part that is due to internal variability. EURASC - Symposium Thank you to Mr. Sebastien Hervé (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France) for the pictures. 2015 is a special year with the upcoming Climate Conference (Conference of Parties, COP21) in Paris in December. Its goal is to reach a global agreement to mitigate and adapt to climate change as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

We’re Running out of Water nasa-water-aquifers It’s not happening today or tomorrow, but we’re slowly running out of water, new NASA data shows. Looking down at the planet using its GRACE satellites over a period of ten years, the researchers at NASA discovered that more than half of Earth’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted at an alarming rate, far faster than they can be replenished. DON’T MISS: TWC is About to be Sued for Violating Net Neutrality Rules and Holding Traffic for Ransom Aquifers are underground sources of water used by hundreds of millions of people. 21 of them have apparently passed their sustainability tipping points, which means that more water has been removed than replenished during from 2003 to 2013. The Arabian Aquifer is the most stressed one, serving more than 60 million people.

Popular 1350+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skeptic Arguments Against ACC/AGW Alarmism f "A tour de force list of scientific papers..." - Robert M. Carter, Ph.D. Environmental Scientist "Wow, the list is pretty impressive ...It's Oreskes done right." - Luboš Motl, Ph.D. DEOS: Current velocities of the Gulf Stream Last updated automagically: Saturday 7 November 2015 21:58:42 CET Since 21 December 2004 the velocity maps show the absolute in stead of relative velocities. This means that the velocities now include the mean Gulf Stream current, based on the CMDT-RIO04 dynamic topography solution by Rio and Hernandez. Starting on 10 January 2005 data from four altimeter satellites (Envisat, Jason-1, TOPEX/Poseidon, GFO) are included in the generations of the Gulf Stream velocity maps. At the same time the area was extended 10 degrees towards the east and results of the last four weeks are presented. All previous maps are reprocessed with the data of all four altimeters inside the new extended region.

Ethics in Climate Change — Rock Ethics Institute "If we did not take action to solve this crisis, it could indeed threaten the future of human civilization...I believe it's deadly accurate. But again, we can solve it." Al Gore Study: The Gulf Stream system may already be weakening. That's not good. In the 2004 disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, climate change causes a major disruption of ocean currents in the Atlantic Ocean, which in turn brings about a sudden ice age in New York City. That scenario was ridiculous and overwrought. Still, the underlying idea that global warming could mess with some important ocean circulation systems actually isn't that far-fetched. Such an event wouldn't blanket Manhattan in ice, but it could wreak havoc on fisheries or speed up sea-level rise in cities like Boston and New York. Schematic of the major warm (red to yellow) and cold (blue to purple) water pathways in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)

Global Warming Skeptics & Climate Change Science Editor's Note: This is the text of the letter sent by 49 former NASA employees to the agency asking it to stay out of what they see as a politicized and unsubstantiated field — human-caused global warming. It was originally posted on the blog Watts Up With That? A NASA spokesman confirmed that the agency received the letter on Tuesday (April 11). [Read the full story about the letter] March 28, 2012

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