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Those scientists are clearly just whiners...     What, me worry?
What, Me Worry? Mad Magazine Tackles Global Warming

Mad Magazine, the rag that taught generations of Americans how to be wiseacres, is taking on global warming, with the help of ten pulitzer prize-winning political cartoonists...
“Why George W. Bush Is in Favor of Global Warming,”

“His worries about how future generations will remember his presidency won’t matter if there are no future generations.”
Other potential upsides are that Iraq could literally be melted off the earth, and rising oceans could submerge lefty strongholds like New York, Boston and San Francisco.
 

Scientists to Leave Melting Ice Floe

15 July 2008St. Petersburg scientists are evacuating a research station built on an ice floe drifting in the western Arctic Ocean because global warming is melting the ice early, a spokesman said.

The North Pole-35 station, where 21 researchers and two dogs live in huts, will be pulled out this week instead of late August, said Sergei Balyasnikov of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg. "The evacuation is ahead of schedule because of global warming," Balyasnikov said.

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika will escort a research vessel to the station, which is drifting in the western Arctic. The researchers are packing up their winterized huts and equipment to prepare for the arrival of the icebreaker and the research vessel Mikhail Somov, Balyasnikov said.

The research crew landed in early September on the two-by-four kilometer ice floe near the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago. During its westward drift of more than 2,500 kilometers, the floe has shrunken to just 300 by 600 meters.The Associated Press

St. Petersburg scientists are evacuating a research station built on an ice floe drifting in the western Arctic Ocean because global warming is melting the ice early, a spokesman said.

The North Pole-35 station, where 21 researchers and two dogs live in huts, will be pulled out this week instead of late August, said Sergei Balyasnikov of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg. "The evacuation is ahead of schedule because of global warming," Balyasnikov said.

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika will escort a research vessel to the station, which is drifting in the western Arctic. The researchers are packing up their winterized huts and equipment to prepare for the arrival of the icebreaker and the research vessel Mikhail Somov, Balyasnikov said.

The research crew landed in early September on the two-by-four kilometer ice floe near the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago. During its westward drift of more than 2,500 kilometers, the floe has shrunken to just 300 by 600 meters.

 

 

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According to the National Acadamy of Sciences:
...Scientists know for certain that human activities are changing the composition of Earth's atmosphere. Increasing levels of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide (CO2 ), in the atmosphere since pre-industrial times have been well-documented. There is no doubt this atmospheric buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is largely the result of human activities.  It's well accepted by scientists that greenhouse gases
trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere and tend to warm the planet. By increasing the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, human activities are strengthening Earth's natural greenhouse effect. The key greenhouse gases emitted by human activities remain in the atmosphere for periods ranging from decades to centuries.

A warming trend of about 1°F has been recorded since the late 19th century.  Warming has occurred in both the northern and southern hemispheres,  and over the oceans. Confirmation of 20th-century global warming is
further substantiated by melting glaciers, decreased snow cover in the northern hemisphere and even warming below ground.*

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Find out which banks are part of the problem, and which are part of the solution, in the fight against global climate change. Read more »
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Wealthy countries are spending far more to limit their own risks from global warming’s consequences than to help the world’s most vulnerable regions.

Scientists Criticize White House Stance on Climate Change Findings
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Witnesses spoke about how the Bush administration had delayed, altered or watered down the findings of government scientists on the issue of global warming.
 

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It is now official; global warming is real.

Undeniable Global Warming  

by Naomi Oreskes  

Sunday, December 26, 2004; Page B07

Many people have the impression that there is significant scientific disagreement about global climate change. It's time to lay that misapprehension to rest. There is a scientific consensus on the fact that Earth's climate is heating up and human activities are part of the reason. We need to stop repeating nonsense about the uncertainty of global warming and start talking seriously about the right approach to address it.

Scientists warn Bush on global warming
 
Emissions are causing climate change, the panel said
 
US President George W Bush has been told by leading scientists that climate change is real and getting worse.

Their White House-commissioned report is now being reviewed by the president as he prepares to face European leaders angered by his attack on the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

A panel from the National Academy of Sciences said a leading cause is emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels.

Correspondents say this could put pressure on the administration to shift its position on global warming.

"Temperatures are, in fact, rising," the panel warned. "Greenhouse gases are accumulating in the earth's atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise," the report said.

Most of the latest research validates our suspicions regarding the importance
of mass media.  And beyond that validation, the research also give us some
understanding of what tactics and methods might be most effective.       tmf


                   Discussion of research and critical insights regarding:  
 Political Communication, Social Change, & Civic Commitment
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USA Today is continuing to show leadership on global warming (following their June 12, 2005 article "The debate's over, Globe is warming" ) and making up for years of neglect by the print media by running a weeklong series on the issue -- in all the sections of the paper. Talk about getting the issue off of the science pages and onto the front pages where it belongs.

USA Today has separate global warming stories on the covers of its Sports page, Life section and News - a perfect way to show how this problem is going to impact everything and everyone. Over on the newspaper's website, they've done even better, featuring an interactive graphic in the global warming stories detailing the percentage that each source of energy provides and predicting future outlook over the next century.

Thank you USA Today for showing that global warming isn't just an environmental problem, but a public health problem, a problem for the sports world, the recreation world -- truly every facet of our lives.

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The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change ...

Many people have the impression that there is significant scientific disagreement about global climate change. It's time to lay that misapprehension to rest. There is a scientific consensus on the fact that Earth's climate is heating up and human activities are part of the reason. We need to stop repeating nonsense about the uncertainty of global warming and start talking seriously about the right approach to address it.

WHAT IS GLOBAL WARMING?

Carbon dioxide and other gases warm the surface of the planet naturally by trapping solar heat in the atmosphere. This is a good thing because it keeps our planet habitable. However, by burning fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil and clearing forests we have dramatically increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere and temperatures are rising.

The vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is real, it’s already happening and that it is the result of our activities and not a natural occurrence.1 The evidence is overwhelming and undeniable.

We’re already seeing changes. Glaciers are melting, plants and animals are being forced from their habitat, and the number of severe storms and droughts is increasing.
http://www.climatecrisis.net/thescience/

Undeniable Global Warming (washingtonpost.com)There is a scientific consensus on the fact that Earth's climate is ... about the uncertainty of global warming and start talking seriously about the right ...
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26065-2004Dec25.html

Bush Admits to Role of Humans in Global Warming
The perception of a scientific consensus about the reality of global warming has grown sharply over the last year. The percentage saying that "there is a ...
www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/34/12476

BEYOND THE IVORY TOWER: The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change ...... thinking of the scientific community on this issue" [p. 3 in (5)]. Others agree. ... Book review: The discovery of global warming. R. Wilby (2006) ...
www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/306/5702/1686

Reality Check : The Global Warming Debate Is Over. It's Real ...
Reality Check. The Global Warming Debate Is Over.
It's Real, Inexorable, and Headed Our Way. In 1995, more than 2000 scientists from 100 countries reported ...
www.emagazine.com/september-october_2000/0900feat1.html

NET.org >> GLOBAL WARMING
While a handful of skeptics continue to debate the science, the world's scientists agree: the science is in. Global warming is happening. ...  www.net.org/warming/

What's up with the weather?
And what will be the real impact of global warming in the future?. ... The overwhelming majority of scientists agree: earth's temperature has risen .
www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/

 
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Global Warming

There is clear evidence of changes in the composition of the greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere. Ice core samples show that both carbon dioxide and methane levels are higher than at any time in the past 160,000 years.

Estimates of the individual contribution of particular gases to the greenhouse effect, - their Global Warming Potential (GWP), are broadly agreed (relative to carbon dioxide = 1). Such estimates depend on the physical behaviour of each kind of molecule and its lifetime in the atmosphere, as well as the gas's concentration. Both direct and indirect effects due to interaction with other gases and radicals must be taken into account and some of the latter remain uncertain:

Greenhouse gas Concentration, 1800s - 2000 Anthropogenic sources GWP Proportion of total effect (approximate)
carbon dioxide  
280 - 370 ppm
 
fossil fuel burning, deforestation
 
1
 
60%
methane  
0.75 - 1.75 ppm
 
agriculture, fuel leakage
 
21
 
20%
halocarbons  
0 - 0.7 ppb
 
refrigerants
 
3400+
 
14%
nitrous oxide  
275 - 310 ppb
 
agriculture, combustion
 
310
 
6%
ozone  
15? - 2
-30 ppb
 
urban pollution
 




 
 
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According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), since the industrial revolution, carbon dioxide levels have increased 31 percent and methane levels have increased 151 percent. Paleoclimate readings taken from ice cores and fossil records show that these gases, two of the most abundant greenhouse gases, are at their highest levels in the past 420,000 years. 

So we've added significantly to the amount of carbon dioxide (and methane and NO2) in the atmosphere.  Theory says this should have increased water vapor in the atmosphere and therefore temperature.  

 Citing NASA again324:

Temperature data gathered from many different sources all across the globe show that the surface temperature of the Earth, which includes the lower atmosphere and the surface of the ocean, has risen dramatically over the past century. The IPCC estimates the increase has been between 0.4°C and 0.8°C. Worldwide measurements of sea level show a rise of 0.1 to 0.2 meters over the last century. Readings gathered from glaciers reveal a steady recession of the world’s continental glaciers. Taken together, all of these data suggest that over the last century the planet has experienced the largest increase in surface temperature in 1,000 years. 

global warming science

Global warming is already under way. The evidence is vast and the urgency of taking action becomes clearer with every new scientific study. Some of the most obvious signs are visible in the Arctic, where rising temperatures and melting ice are dramatically changing the region’s unique landscapes and wildlife—as well as people’s lives and livelihoods. Across the globe, other early warning signs include melting glaciers, shifting ranges of plants and animals, and the earlier onset of spring.

Global warming is caused by emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases that are emitted primarily by the burning of fossil fuels and the clearing of forests. These gases remain in our atmosphere for decades or even centuries.

The profound impact rising temperatures have had in the Arctic provides a window into a future we may all experience. With continued warming, we can expect more extreme heat and drought, rising sea levels, and higher-intensity tropical storms. At risk are our coastal property and resources, the livability of our cities in summer, and the productivity of our farms, forests, and fisheries.

We can’t avoid all the consequences of global warming, but committing ourselves to action today can help ensure our children and grandchildren inherit a healthy world full of opportunity.
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science/each-countrys-share-of-co2-emissions.html

Union of Concerned Scientists

Documentation on Carbon Emissions and Gobal Warming.

Global warming, photography, pictures, photos, climate change ...

Global warming photographic evidence based on atmospheric carbon ...
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26 Common Climate Myths Debunked - "Despite all the complexities, a firm and ever-growing body of evidence points to a clear picture: the world is warming, this warming is due to human activity increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and if emissions continue unabated the warming will too, with increasingly serious consequences." (New Scientist; May 16, 2007) (See Slashdot discussion)

 
The Denial Industry - In his forthcoming book, Heat, George Monbiot reveals that the oil giant ExxonMobil gives money to scores of organisations that claim the science on global warming is inconclusive - which it isn't. It's a strategy that has set back action on climate change by a decade, and it involves the same people who insist that passive smoking is harmless. (Guardian.uk; Sept. 19) (Thanks < Alastair Torrance >)

Global warming fastest for 20,000 years - and it is mankind's fault - Draft report by the world's leading climate scientists itemizes the evidence and concludes decisively that humans have played a role in the recent warming trend.  (The Independent; May 4, 2006)
 
World Scientists say Humans are Causing Global Warming - Scientists threw down the gauntlet to world leaders on Tuesday saying mankind was the major source of global warming and urging action, one month ahead of a G8 summit. (Reuters; June 7, 2005)
 
Scientists urged to spread word on global warming - Global warming is real, dangerous and ignored at great risk to the planet, says.  Professor James Gustave Speth, Dean of Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, urging the scientific community to make its case to the public, which remains unconvinced of the crisis despite decades of first-rate science and policy analysis. (PhysOrg; April 12, 2005)
 
Consensus on Global Warming - Science Magazine analyzed the last ten years of published scientific articles on the subject of global climate change.  Of the 928 papers, 75% accepted that global warming was caused by human activities. 25% made no mention either way. Not a single paper asserted otherwise." (Slashdot; Dec. 8, 2004)