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
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
Found linked off of our friends over at DeSmogBlog, here is a great video from 1958, discussing the dangers of increased levels of CO2 in our atmosphere.
Hasn’t the Earth heated and cooled all on its own in the past? Yes. Many times. There are many natural variations and events that impact the Earth’s climate including changes in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, changes in the tilt of the Earth on its axis, changes in solar output, volcanic activity, shifting of … Continue reading
Don’t increases in temperature lead to increases in CO2, not the other way around? Yes and no. Increases in global temperature can lead to an increase in atmospheric levels of CO2. However, as CO2 is added to the atmosphere, it traps additional heat causing a further rise in global temperatures. Source: U.S. EPA As you … Continue reading