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National Research Council: Prompt and Sustained Commitment Needed


U.S. NRC Panel Discusses Limiting Future Climate Change The principal conclusion of our report is that the country needs both a prompt and a sustained national commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. – Robert W. Fri, Chair of the Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change The National Academies of the United States … Continue reading

Geologists: Climate Recovery Could Take 100,000 Years or More


UK Geological Society Releases New Statement on Climate Change It is not possible to relate the Earth’s warming since 1970 to anything recognisable as having a geological cause (such as volcanic activity, continental displacement, or changes in the energy received from the sun). – Geological Society of London, November 1, 2010 The Geological Society of … Continue reading

National Research Council: Advancing the Science of Climate Change


This is not about a belief. This is about evidence. This is about observations. This is about an accumulated body of knowledge that tells us something about the way the world is working. We are having a huge footprint on the planet. – Dr. Pamela A. MatsonChair, The Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate … Continue reading

Physics Society Quietly Reaffirms Climate Change Policy Stance


American Physical Society Reaffirms That Human Activities Affect Earth’s Climate. There is a substantial body of peer reviewed scientific research to support the technical aspects of the 2007 APS statement….Greenhouse gas emissions are changing the Earth’s energy balance on a planetary scale in ways that affect the climate over long periods of time (~100 years)….While … Continue reading

A Closer Look: The Climate Change Debate


Why won’t scientists debate the issue of climate change? There is a problem with debates. It’s called sweat. Vice President Richard Nixon lost the first ever televised Presidential debate to his opponent, Senator John F. Kennedy. At least that’s the conclusion the television audience reached, and it very well may have cost Nixon the Presidency.

Scientific Organizations Acknowledge Human Impact


NOTE: A separate page is now available for the latest updates to this information. Below is a list of scientific organizations around the world that acknowledge the global impact of rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations from human activities. While many more organizations could likely be added, the list is limited to organizations that have either … Continue reading

A Closer Look: Predictions of the 1970’s


In the 1970s, wasn’t the scientific community warning of a coming ice age? Actually, no. While some scientific studies published during that time were concerned about a possible cooling trend, to which some news outlets such as Newsweek latched based on the cooler temperatures of the period, a recent review of the published scientific literature … Continue reading

National Science Academies call for climate change action


In June 2005, the National Academies of Science of the G8 nations along with Brazil, China, and India issued a joint statement calling on their respective governments to work together to address the climate change problem. Three years later, the same 11 academies of science, this time joined by Mexico and South Africa reiterated the … Continue reading

Taking a Closer Look at 31,000 Global Warming Deniers


Moreover, why are the opinions of scientists sought regardless of their field of expertise? Biologists and physicians are rarely asked to endorse some theory in high energy physics. Apparently, when one comes to “global warming,” any scientist’s agreement will do. The answer almost certainly lies in politics. Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, M.I.T. Alfred P. Sloan … Continue reading

Attacking the Consensus on Climate Change


Science is not by popular vote. It is a refrain heard often in debates concerning climate change. A charge levied at supporters of the theory of anthropogenic global warming when the existence of a scientific “consensus” creeps into the discussion. The implication being that a simple survey was distributed to scientists with but a single … Continue reading

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173 professional scientific organizations (and counting) around the world acknowledge the global impact of rising emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities

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Climate Change Indicators Climate Change Indicators NASA GISS - Global Annual Mean Surface Air Temperature ChangeGlobal Temperature Sea level change from 1993 to the present day Global Sea Level Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Anomaly, 1979-Present Arctic Ice Melt Glacial Retreat, 1980-2010 Glacial Retreat Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations, Mauna Loa Atmospheric CO2 Level