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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

Climber Accused of Triggering Avalanche on Trial


The criminal trial of mountain climber Michael Joseph began yesterday in a courtroom in downtown Denver, Colorado. Joseph, a lifetime resident of Colarado, is accused of triggering an avalanche this past January by detonating a stick of dynamite after ascending Mt. Evans just outside of Denver. Members of a nearby climbing party witnessed Joseph extracting … Continue reading

Disney Makes Green Commitments


As part of its 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report, the Walt Disney Company announced on Monday ambitious goals to minimize waste and greenhouse gas emissions in the operations of its parks, resorts, and businesses with the long term goals of reducing both waste and direct greenhouse gas emissions to zero. In addition to waste and GHG … 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