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The Extreme Weather of 2010

Extreme Weather Events Felt Around the World in 2010 While no single weather event can be definitively traced to global climate change, we would expect to see a greater number of extreme weather events accompanying climatic shifts. As more water vapor enters the atmosphere with rising global temperatures, large-scale precipitation events become more commonplace resulting … Continue reading

Should The Earth Be Cooling?

Current Climate Running Against the Grain When considering whether or not the human influence on the Earth’s climate is discernible, one of the immediate questions that comes to mind is, “What would the climate be doing in the absence of human interference?” Indeed all climate models strive to identify the impact of natural mechanisms as … Continue reading

Industrial CO2: Relentless warming taskmaster

Natural processes have determined Earth’s climatic history, but human industrial activities have introduced a new mechanism that is driving Earth’s climate future. At any given time, the Earth’s climate is subjected to a myriad of natural influences. The impact of each influence varies based on the magnitude of the natural change, the duration over which … Continue reading

Global Cooling? Pick a Time, Any Time.

Satellite Record Now Shows Warming Across All Date Ranges I don’t think that anyone disagrees with the fact that we actually are in the middle of a cold period that started about nine years ago. Now that’s not me talking. Those are the scientists who say that. – U.S. Senator James Inhofe, July 23, 2010 … Continue reading

Prof. Stephen H. Schneider (1945-2010)

The scientific community lost one of its great voices this week when Stephen Schneider, Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University, passed away from a sudden heart attack. Dr. Schneider was an early voice, warning of the dangers of escalating carbon emissions to the global environment, and his contributions to science and … Continue reading

Global Warming – Back to the Basics

Amidst polls showing a decline in concern over the impacts of global warming, perhaps it is time to revisit the basics. The ability of human carbon emissions to warm the planet was first theorized over 100 years ago, near the beginning of the industrial age. Since that time, the theory has been reinforced by countless … Continue reading

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

State of the Climate, Indicators of Change

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen gets into full swing, it’s a good time to take a look around and assess the current state of things. In the 30 years of direct satellite observation… Solar irradiance has declined (Source: PMOD/WRC) which should drive temperatures down, and we are currently in the middle … Continue reading

Rush Limbaugh Encourages Listeners to Go Organic

In his Monday broadcast, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, quoting from a N.Y. Times article, related the story of a woman who was unhappy with the inexpensive compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs she had purchased at the local Costco. Apparently some were non-functional right out of the box, others failed within a few hours, all … Continue reading

Government Brochure Details Climate Science Knowledge

Multiple U.S. governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations have joined together and released a booklet detailing the fundamentals of climate science. The booklet, entitled Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science, is an effort by the contributing organizations to put forward an easily readable and understandable foundation of knowledge on the subject that is shared … Continue reading



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The Consensus

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

The Indicators

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