Everything you wanted to know about our changing climate but were too afraid to ask
March 11, 2016 Amanda MacMillan
It starts simply like this:
Q: What is global warming?
A: Here’s a simple definition of global warming. (And yes, it’s really happening.) Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history.
And experts see the trend is accelerating: All but one of the 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134-year record have occurred since 2000.
Climate change deniers have argued that there has been a “pause” or a “slowdown” in rising global temperatures, but several recent studies, including a 2015 paper published in the journal Science, have disproved this claim.
And scientists say that unless we curb global-warming emissions, average U.S. temperatures could increase by up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century.
Q: What causes global warming?
A: Global warming occurs when carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants and greenhouse gasses collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface. Normally, this radiation would escape into space—but these pollutants, which can last for years to centuries in the atmosphere, trap the heat and cause the planet to get hotter.
That’s what’s known as the greenhouse effect.
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Do yourself a favor, especially if you think that the liberals, like Al Gore and kin, are acting like Chicken Little. Realize that you have been scammed by the non-scientists who have motives other than saving the world for our, and their, children.
Join in learning the truth and help yourself and the rest of your descendants.
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