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Global average temperatures from 1997 to 2012. DailyMail.
Global average temperatures from 1997 to 2012. DailyMail.

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Scientific documentation and ramifications of global warming from both human as well as natural causes. Also links to contrary arguments.

Contents

Overview

  • Featured: Global Warming > Conspiracy >
    Free Energy News shifts in coverage of Global Warming - While we used to go along with the general notion, the politicizing of the science and the cooking of the books to create a rallying point for global dictatorship has soured us from participating in the cry -- a trend apparent in the new archive page of our coverage. (PESWiki; Jan. 21, 2010)
  • Five Ways to Reduce Global Warming - New Energy Congress founder and director, Sterling Allan gives a statement in preparation for the first Environmental Hall of Fame ceremony to be held in Los Angeles in June 5-6, 2008. (PESN; May 18, 2008)
  • Global Warming and New Energy Sources - On Saturday, Nov. 18, Sterling Allan interviewed James Dunn, who is a walking encyclopedia -- and animated at that -- both regarding the array of feasible energy technologies available, as well as regarding geopolitical and economical factors that must be taken into consideration. (PESN; Nov. 18, 2006)

Ramifications

See also Directory:Global Warming Ramifications - separate page

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  • Directory:Environmental Impact - This Directory is a place where we can monitor the consequences of our collective actions regarding alternative energy solutions and whether or not the adversely impact the earth on which we live. (PESWiki; Oct. 30, 2008)

Remedies

  • Geoengineering >
    Scientists Rank Global Cooling Hacks - The dozens of ways that scientists, as well as crackpots, have proposed to geoengineer the world's climate won't all be equally effective. In fact, some of them would not have any impact at all, a new study in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics found. (Wired; Jan. 28, 2009)
  • The Big Energy Gamble - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is leading an aggressive charge against global warming in his state. Will the country follow? 1-hour NOVA program in 6 parts, online. (PBS NOVA; January 2009)
  • CO2 Sequestration >
    Cement from CO2: A Concrete Cure for Global Warming? - While Calera's process of making calcium carbonate cement wouldn't eliminate all CO2 emissions, it would reverse that equation. "For every ton of cement we make, we are sequestering half a ton of CO2," says crystallographer Brent Constantz, founder of Calera. "We probably have the best carbon capture and storage technique there is by a long shot." (Scientific American; August 7, 2008)
  • Institute enumerates cross-section likelihood of reducing CO2 levels - The Electric Power Research Institute has released a study that shows that the aggressive development and implementation of a full portfolio of advanced electricity technologies could reduce the economic cost of cutting future U.S. CO2 emissions by more than 50 per cent while meeting the continuing growth in demand for electricity. (TreeHugger; Aug. 15, 2007)
  • An-Inconvenient-Truth (.com) LLC - Launched by Maui Media, this fan-based website of the acclaimed film about the climate crisis provides resources on global warming and alternative energy, clean air, water, and other ecological issues; has a blog; and includes a 'what you can do' checklist.
  • Geo-Engineering Patchwork Solutions for Warming - Mega-scale technical fix proposals include seeding the skies with compounds to encourage the formation of low-lying, cooling clouds; building a giant sun-shade in space; and dumping iron in the oceans to encourage the growth of algae that would take in carbon when alive and trap it in on the sea floor when dead. (TreeHugger; Jan. 14, 2007)
  • Liquid Chimney Could Reduce Global Warming - Tom Kiser, who made his reputation working on the greening of the Ford River Rouge plant, claims to have a smokestack which will capture the gases which cause greenhouse effects and turn them into harmless material, which could even be deposited in the ocean to restore coral reefs. (TreeHugger; Nov. 12, 2006)
  • Scientist publishes 'escape route' from global warming - Citing the incompetence of a gradual political approach, Nobel Prize-winning, Geoengineering scientist presents a radical defense against global warming: releasing particles of sulphur in the upper atmosphere, which would reflect sunlight and heat back into space. (Independent.UK; July 31, 2006) (See related discussion at Slashdot)
  • Modifying clouds to fight global warming - Professor Stephen Salter, a pioneer in converting wave power to electricity, proposes that highly reflective clouds could be seeded to bounce more of the sun’s rays back into space to counteract rising temperatures. (The Sunday Times, UK; Aug. 14, 2005)
  • No-Till Farming May Reduce Global Warming - According to a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study, some carbon is found in soil as organic matter, and no-till farming can potentially increase the accumulation of organic carbon in soil. (PhysOrg; Oct. 13, 2005)
  • A Sunshade in Space to Combat Global Warming - U. of AZ astronomer Roger Angel proposes a giant sunshade to counteract possible abrupt climate change. It would be launched in small pieces by electromagnetic launchers. Developed and deployed in 25 years, lasting about 50 years, the shade would reduce the amount of sunlight reaching Earth by 2%. (Science Daily; Nov. 5, 2006) [What goes up must come down.]
  • U.S. Research firm unveils global climate index - Boston-based KLD Research & Analytics Inc. has launched a Global Climate 100 index in response to increasing demand for investment strategies focused on solutions to climate change. (ZPEnergy; July 10, 2005)
  • Energy Cartoon - Flip and Chilly, a polar bear and penguin from the North and South Poles, respectively, turn a gas guzzler into an efficient hybrid. (Natural Resources Defense Council, 2006)

Trends

  • Nature / Global Warming >
    It has begun.. Arctic Apocalypse - Whatever the cause, world climates are going nuts, with 1000-year storms back to back across the planet. While some areas have record lows, the arctic has been unusually warm, spelling disaster as the ice caps thin. Ice cubes left outside in the Arctic on January 4, 2011 melted. Collection of info says we are now at the tipping point. (BeforeItsNews; January 8, 2011)
  • Global Warming >
    NASA Temperature Maps Show Globe Warming - NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has posted decade-averaged temperature comparisons to the 1951-1980 period to show that the the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8°Celsius (1.4°Fahrenheit) since 1880, two-thirds of which has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per decade. The analysis uses publicly available data from 6,300 meteorological stations around the world... (NASA; December 10, 2010)
  • Global Warming >
    June Shatters Average Global Temperature Records (Again) - This past June was the hottest ever on record according to a just released NOAA State of the Climate Report. The monthly report added that this would make June the 304th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. (Inhabitat; July 15, 2010) Note: the other planets in the solar system are also heating up.
  • Global Temperature Report - January 2009 - As part of an ongoing joint project, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, NOAA and NASA use data gathered by microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth. (Newswise; Feb. 12, 2009)
  • American Voters Losing Faith in Theory of Global Warming - An examination of almost 400 years of climate fluctuations shows “an almost exact correlation” between climate changes and solar radiation, not human activity, Donald J. Easterbrook, a geology professor at Western Washington University, told CNSNews.com’s Kevin Mooney in September 2008. (CNSNews; Jan. 19, 2009)
  • The Methane Time Bomb - Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. (Independent; UK; Sept. 23, 2008)
  • Relax, truth has surfaced - The truth, conceded Professor Ross Garnaut last week, is that it really is cheaper for Australians to do nothing about global warming. And, no, it's not immoral to figure there's no point spending big money to "stop" this warming when it won't make a blind bit of difference. (Herald Sun; Sept. 10, 2008)
  • Feeding the Masses: Data In, Crop Predictions Out - Lansworth sorts 100 gigs of intel every day, adding to a database of 50 terabytes and counting. It's also moving into world production-prediction — wheat fields in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine are already in the data set, as are corn and soy plots in Brazil and Argentina. (Wired; June 23, 2008)
  • Innovations Review 2008: Making Green the New Business - In this 36-page PDF inaugural review, the Environmental Defense Fund showcases more than 20 processes, products and technologies across a range of sectors of some of the latest, proven green business practice examples of the "new business as usual". (GreenBiz.com; May 20, 2008)
  • The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change - The alarmists think it’s a “paradox�? that the more people learn about climate change, the less likely they are to consider it a serious problem. But as John Tierney with The New York Times points out, maybe, just maybe, it’s because people are smart rather than stupid. Presentations and Audio feeds are made available online from the Conference. (Heartland Institute; March 2-4, 2008)
  • Environmental awareness taking root in conservative Christian churches - Traditionally, conservative Christians have been slow to embrace environmentalism. The "have dominion" edict in Genesis doesn't imply nurturing. The "no other gods" commandment precludes Gaia. The apocalyptic world view doesn't seem to include reasons of environment breach and is fatalistic. (Courier Press; Sept. 15, 2007)
  • Global warming impact like "nuclear war" - The International Institute for Strategic Studies security think-tank said global warming would hit crop yields and water availability everywhere, causing great human suffering and leading to regional strife. (Reuters; Sept. 12. 2007)
  • Live Earth Concert - 24-hour, 7-continent concert series took place on 7/7/07, bringing together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Includes Google News snapshot. (PESN; July 7, 2007)
  • Global warming fastest for 20,000 years - and it is mankind's fault - Draft report by the world's leading climate scientists itemizes the evidence and concludes decisively that humans have played a role in the recent warming trend. (The Independent; May 4, 2006)
  • 2006 Warmest on Record in United States - NOAA - The year 2006 was the warmest in the contiguous United States since record keeping began 112 years ago, due in large part to an unusually warm December, US government weather forecasters said on Tuesday. A factor in the record warmth was a long term warming trend some have linked to increases in greenhouse gases. (NOAA; Jan. 9/ Reuters; Jan. 10, 2007)
  • 2005 Was Warmest Year on Record - NASA - Last year was the warmest recorded on Earth's surface, since modern record-keeping began in the 1890s, and it was unusually hot in the Arctic, US space agency NASA said on Tuesday. (Reuters; Jan. 25, 2006)
  • Doom and Gloom - The largest and most comprehensive assessment of the world's ecosystems ever undertaken was released today; says two thirds of Earth's recourses used up. "The human race is living beyond its means." (Philadelphia Inquirer; March 30, 2005)
  • Global warming causes soil to release carbon - A study in the journal Nature looked at the carbon content of soil in England and Wales from 1978-2003 and found that it fell steadily, with some 13 million tonnes of carbon released from British soil each year. (Reuters; Sept. 7, 2005) (See also Slashdot)
  • Doom & Gloom - The largest and most comprehensive assessment of the world's ecosystems ever undertaken was released today; says two thirds of Earth's recourses used up. "The human race is living beyond its means." (Philadelphia Inquirer; March 30, 2005) (Guardian, UK; March 30) (MIT Technology Review; March 31. 2005) (The Age, UK; March 31, 2005)
  • Consensus on Global Warming - Science Magazine analyzed the last ten years of published scientific articles on the subject of global climate change. Of the 928 papers, 75% accepted that global warming was caused by human activities. 25% made no mention either way. Not a single paper asserted otherwise." (Slashdot; Dec. 8, 2004)
  • Carbon dioxide levels highest for 650,000 years - Levels of carbon dioxide, the principal gas that drives global warming, are now 27 percent higher than at any point in the last 650,000 years, according to research into Antarctic ice cores publi... (PhysOrg; Nov. 2005)
  • New data support global warming - A team of 25 scientists found that troposphere temperatures are above that of planet surface temperatures, corroborating 19 computer climate models. This report by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was published in Science. (Seattle Times; Aug. 13, 2005)
  • Responding to: Global Warming Bombshell - A key piece of evidence linking human activity to climate change turns out to be an artifact of poor mathematics. (MIT Technology Review; Oct. 15, 2004)
  • Hawaiian Climate Changing - Island inhabitant recounts recent unprecedented storms. Says Bush needs to rethink his response to Global Warming and take it more seriously. (PESN; Feb. 16, 2005)
  • Oregon Warmed Over Past Quarter Century - University of Oregon physicists report 10 to 15% increase in summer temperatures according to an initial analysis of data collected since 1979 by the university's Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory. (PhysOrg; Aug. 10, 2005)

Media

  • Al Gore: New thinking on the climate crisis - Al Gore's New Slide Show is Even More Awesome (30 min.) In his presentation to TED Talks, Al Gore not only addresses the problem of human-assisted global warming, but addresses the many solutions that can be deployed, a major item being political will. (EcoGeek; Apr. 9, 2008)
  • Tom Brokaw joins the battle against global warming - July 16, 2006 two-hour special on Discovery Channel, hosted by Tom Brokaw, produced by the global alliance of Discovery Channel, the BBC and NBC News Productions, will present the facts regarding global warming. ([1])

Books

  • The Denial Industry - In his forthcoming book, "Heat", George Monbiot reveals that the oil giant ExxonMobil gives money to scores of organisations that claim the science on global warming is inconclusive - which it isn't. It's a strategy that has set back action on climate change by a decade, and it involves the same people who insist that passive smoking is harmless. (Guardian.uk; Sept. 19) (Thanks Alastair Torrance)

Government & Politics

See Directory:Global Warming:Government & Politics - separate page

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Humor

  • Two Sides of the Same Coin (video) - The Stuart David Show -- Episode 12 -- A Foothill in the Mouth, provides a good-natured poking fun at environmentalism and extremism from either end of the spectrum. (Vimeo; Apr. 2009)

See also Directory:Humor

Sick Humor

Videos

  • Al Gore sued by over 30,000 Scientists for fraud - John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel, has filed a class action suit of which 30,000 scientists have signed on against Al Gore and the global warming "scam". Interview with Redeye host Gregg Gutfeld. (RedEye"; July 5, 2008)


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Research and Development

  • Climate Depot - "Read All About it! Climate Depot Exclusive - Continuously Updated 'ClimateGate' News Round Up" - ClimateGate reveals 'a pattern of manipulation, suppression and selection of data and evidence all designed to create and maintain the global warming myth'.
  • Finding Nemo in a cruel sea - Dr. David Griffin hopes Nemo's findings will help unravel the secrets of the East Australian Current. Nemo collected information while making about 370 dives to 200 metres. Nemo and 9 other gliders may revolutionize oceanography at a fraction of the cost of using ships. (Sydney Morning Herald; Dec. 28, 2008)

Human Contribution

Besides CO2 emissions, the following are some additional methods by which humans contribute to emission of gases which contribute to the greenhouse effect. Whether the greenhouse effect is a primary driver in earth temperatures is debated by some, who point to evidence of solar cycles and sun spot activity being the predominant driver. Whatever the case, it can be argued that humans should be wise stewards and do what they can to not contribute to factors that are detrimental to the environment in which we live.

  • Global Warming > Human Contribution >
    Aquatic Dead Zones Produce Greenhouse Gas 300X More Potent Than CO2 - An article in Science describes how aquatic dead zones — or hypoxic waters — create trouble for more than the organisms that live in the waters. In addition to their low levels of oxygen killing off marine life, they create high levels of Nitrous Oxide which can seep into the atmosphere and add to the greenhouse gas effect. (Inhabitat; March 12, 2010)

Weather Reports

  • Ice and Wind on Geneva - Results of ice storm during January, 2005 in Versoix, Geneva Switzerland. No Polar Bears were harmed during this ice storm, apparently.
  • Watch the web for climate change truths - Global warming theory is like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - it has the word PANIC in big scary letters on the cover, and comes with a guarantee that in case of any discrepancy, it's Reality that has got it wrong. (Telegraph.co.uk; May 5, 2008)
  • Climate Audit - Shows increases in cold, increases in ice formations and not a warming trend as of March 2008.
  • 2010: The Hottest Year of Debate - Shows 2010 shaping up to be one of the hottest years in history in terms of average global temperature, with detailed discussion and graphical representation of NASA's GISS Surface Temperature Analysis.

Principles

  • Feature: Global Warming / Earth Changes >
    Extreme Weather a Function of Cosmic Dielectrics? - Paul Noel asserts that severe storms "are an electromagnetic effects of the plasma fields surrounding the solar system. These are what make sun spots as well. The driver is electrical. The mechanism is primarily capacitant and is based on dielectric." This is why opposite extremes appear at the same time on the planet. (PESN; Aug. 19, 2010)

Arctic Melting

  • The Methane Time Bomb - Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. (Truthout; Sept. 23, 2008)
  • ARCTIC FREEZE CAUSES CHAOS - From Scotland to the south coast, millions woke up to thick snow. Areas of Southern England were under up to 8 centimetres as winter roared back with a vengeance to leave many areas colder than Alaska or Iceland. (Daily Express; April 7, 2008)
Changes in the Qori Kalis Glacier, Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru, are shown between 1978 (top) and 2002. The glacier retreat during this time was 1,100 meters. Photo credit: Professor L. Thompson Source: ScrippsNews
Changes in the Qori Kalis Glacier, Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru, are shown between 1978 (top) and 2002. The glacier retreat during this time was 1,100 meters. Photo credit: Professor L. Thompson Source: ScrippsNews
  • Thawing Permafrost Could Unleash Tons of Carbon - Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tonnes of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said on Thursday. (Alaska Report; June 16, 2006)
  • Arctic water flow speeding up - One of Siberia's largest rivers is dumping about 10% more fresh water into the Arctic today than it was some 60 years ago. The result is in line with predictions of how climate change is expected to alter the Arctic water cycle, and is a worrying sign in terms of maintaining important ocean currents. (Nature; Apr. 6, 2006)
  • NASA Study Shows Antarctic Ice Sheet Shrinking - Using data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), scientists concluded that Antarctica's ice sheet decreased by about 152 cubic kilometers annually from April 2002 to August 2005. ('Reuters; Mar. 3) (See Slashdot discussion)
  • Greenland Glaciers Melting Much Faster - Satellite observations indicate that Greenland's glaciers have been dumping ice into the Atlantic Ocean at a rate that's doubled over the past five years. Accelerated by feedback loop. (MSNBC; Feb. 14, 2006) (See Slashdot discussion)
  • Antarctic glaciers in mass retreat - The discovery comes from an analysis spanning more than half a century of aerial photographs and satellite images. Shifting pattern linked to warming on icy peninsula. (Nature, April 21, 2005)
  • Carbon dioxide levels highest for 650,000 years - Levels of carbon dioxide, the principal gas that drives global warming, are now 27 percent higher than at any point in the last 650,000 years, according to research into Antarctic ice cores publi... (PhysOrg; Nov. 2005)
  • Melting Glacier Worries Scientists - Scientists monitoring a Greenland glacier have found it is moving into the sea three times faster than a decade ago. (PhysOrg; July 25, 2005)
  • Greenland glacier triples speed - The Greenland glacier Kangerdlugssuaq has unexpectedly picked up speed and become one the world's fasted-moving glaciers, symptomatic of global warming, according to GreenPeace. (PhysOrg; Aug. 12, 2005)
  • Siberian permafrost melting - Russian scientists say the western Siberian sub-Arctic region -- a peat bog the size of France and Germany -- has begun to thaw. (PhysOrg; Aug. 11, 2005)
  • Ice Shelf Retreat Not New, But ... - British scientists say the current retreat of ice shelves in the Antarctic due to global warming is nothing new, but this time it's due to man's emissions and that means the problem could be more serious. (CBS News; Feb. 23, 2005)
  • Tundra Greening Not a Good Sign - Satellite images taken over decades show two seemingly contradictory events that indicate global warming is affecting Alaska. (PhysOrg; Sept. 15, 2005)
  • Melting ice lets ship set record - New Zealand crew of a polar research ship say it has ventured further south than any other ship because of melting sea ice. (Australian, New Zealand - Jan. 31, 2005)
  • Widespread Arctic warming crosses critical ecological thresholds - Large new study of ecological impact covers five circumpolar countries extending halfway around the world and 30 degrees of latitude spanning boreal forest to high arctic tundra ecosystems, reports unprecedented and maybe irreversible effects of Arctic warming, linked to human intervention. (EurekAlert, UK; Mar. 1, 2005)
  • Arctic Ocean Waters Warm Suddenly - Water flowing from the North Atlantic Ocean into the Arctic provides evidence that the Arctic Ocean is warming, according to U.S. and European researchers. (PhysOrg; Oct. 07, 2005)
  • Arctic Melting Fast - Scientists have determined that the ice in Greenland and the Arctic is melting so rapidly that much of it could be gone by the end of the century. Estimate includes projection of greenhouse gasses. (ZPEnergy; Nov. 9, 2004)
  • Arctic melt accelerates - A thaw of the Arctic icecap is accelerating because of global warming. Nations in the region are deadlocked about how to stop it. (CNN; Nov. 2)
  • NASA study finds glacier doing double time - The world's fastest glacier, Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae, doubled its speed of ice flow between 1997 and 2003. The study provides key evidence of newly discovered relationships between ice sheets, sea level rise and climate warming. (PhysOrg; Dec. 1, 2004)
  • North Atlantic Ocean Temps Rise - Ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic, one of the most sensitive and productive ecosystems in the world, hit an all-time high in 2004, providing another wake-up call on climate change, say environmentalists. (CBS News; July 11, 2005)
  • [ Satellite set to survey Earth's poles] - Orbiting radar will measure how fast ice is melting. Set to launch Oct. 8, CryoSat will carry twin radar antennae that give it three-dimensional vision, so it can see not only how much of the planet's surface is covered with ice, but also how thick the ice is. The satellite should be able to detect changes in thickness of just a few centimetres, and can even see through thick cloud. (Nature; Oct. 3, 2005)
  • ESA'S Director Comments on the Loss of CryoSat - The 170-million-dollar CryoSat satellite blasted off from Russia's northwestern Plesetsk cosmodrome atop a Russian-built Rockot launch vehicle but failed to achieve orbit. CryoSat is the first mission to be lost after a long series of successful Earth Observation missions for ESA (Meteosat, ERS-1, ERS-2, Envisat and Proba-1). (PhysOrg; Oct. 10, 2005)

Droughts

  • Drought's growing reach - The percentage of Earth's land area stricken by serious drought more than doubled from the 1970s to the early 2000s, according to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (PhysOrg; Jan. 13, 2005)
  • Drought bumps up global thermostat - Forest fires are raging across southern Spain and Portugal, and African locusts are invading French fields, causing the equivalent of nearly twice the emissions from fossil-fuel burning in the region over the same time. (H2O Power; Aug. 3, 2005)

Hurricanes

  • Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger - The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, even though the total number of hurricanes has dropped since the 1990s. The shift has occurred as global sea surface temperatures have increased over the same period. (PESN; Sept. 17, 2005)
  • Katrina coming in - Hurricane Historian Says This Season Worst in Record in Many Ways - Depends on the criteria used to define 'worst,' according to Eric Gross, associate professor of history at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.. (PhysOrg; Sept. 27, 2005)
  • Katrina and Rita Just the Beginning? - Have we seen America's future through the eyes of hurricanes Katrina and Rita? Monster storms drowning cities and obliterating coastlines. Jobs vanishing and prices rising as ports and pipelines close. Millions fleeing, but many are trapped and die. Chaos reigns, paralyzing government and leaving the world's wealthiest society humbled and frightened. (Deseret News; Oct. 1, 2005)
  • Global warming and storms - Bush administration appears in contradiction to U.S. Govt. document that says, "The strongest hurricanes in the present climate may be upstaged by even more intense hurricanes over the next century as the Earth's climate is warmed by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere." (Sun Sentinel; Florida; Sept. 11, 2004)

Mother Nature

  • Big Bogs Spurred Ancient Global Warming - Massive peat bogs in Siberia and elsewhere may have helped spur global warming at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago. An exacerbating factor to consider. (Reuters; Oct. 13, 2006)
  • Tunguska explosion blamed for past century of warming - Scientific modeling points to the Tunguska explosion in Siberia in 1908 as a significant turning point, allowing more solar radiation to reach the earth's surface. The event released as much energy as fifteen one-megaton atomic bombs. (ScienceDaily; Mar. 14, 2006)
  • Causes of Methane Growth Revealed - Following an international study into how methane levels in the atmosphere have evolved during the past 2000 years, atmospheric scientists have a new insight on methane. (PhysOrg; Sept. 9, 2005)
  • Methane emissions from terrestrial plants - Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics have discovery that organic plants release methane, the a greenhouse gas which is second only to CO2 in its effect on the climate. (PhysOrg; Jan. 11, 2006) (Nature1 | 2) (Ark)
  • Methane Could Be Far Worse Than Carbon Dioxide - Methane gas, abundantly trapped as a half frozen slush in the northern hemisphere's tundra permafrost regions and at the bottom of the sea may well be a ticking time bomb, says geologist John Atcheson. (NewMediaExplorer; Feb. 1, 2005)
  • Major climate change of 5,200 years ago could repeat itself - Glaciologist Lonnie Thompson, who has spent his career collecting core samples from ice fields from around the world, believes he may have found clues of cyclical patterns that have important implications to modern society. (PhysOrg; Dec. 16, 2004)
  • Ancient Global Warming Disaster - An ancient version of global warming may have been to blame for the greatest mass extinction in Earth's history 250 million years ago. (CBS; Jan. 20, 2005)
  • Scientists conclude Earth's energy is 'out of balance' - Using satellites, data from buoys and computer models to study the Earth's oceans, scientists have concluded that more energy is being absorbed from the Sun than is emitted back to space, throwing the Earth's energy "out of balance" and warming the planet.. (PhysOrg; April 28, 2005) (Newswise; May 5, 2005)
  • Earth Lightens Up - After 30 years of dimming, the planet's surface is brightening, which may accelerate warming at the surface, according to an international collaboration published in Science magazine this week. (PhysOrg; May 5, 2005) (Newswise; May 5, 2005)


  • A deep sea hydrocarbon factory - A team of University of Minnesota scientists has discovered how iron- and chromium-rich rocks can generate natural gas (methane) and related hydrocarbons when reacted with superheated fluids circulating deep beneath the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. Because the process is completely nonbiological, the hydrocarbons could have been a source of "food" for some of the first organisms to inhabit the Earth. Also, methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and this process may have contributed to global warming early in geologic time. (PhysOrg; Dec. 12, 2004)

Solar Cycle Influence on Global Temperatures

See Directory:Solar Cycle Influence on Global Temperatures - separate page

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Cautions

(10 Minutes) Climate Change Bombshell: Dr. Tim Ball on the hacked CRU emails
Dr. Tim Ball joins us to discuss the significance of the recently leaked emails and documents from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University which expose deceit, duplicity and collusion between climate researchers to maintain the fraud of the manmade global warming theory. (You Tube Nov 21, 2009)

  • Global Warming / Cooling >
    Utah delivers vote of no confidence for 'climate alarmists' - The Utah State Assembly has passed a resolution decrying climate change alarmists and urging "the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its 'Endangerment Finding' and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of climate data and global warming science can be substantiated." (Guardian; UK; Feb. 12, 2010) (HJR 12)
  • The Day After Tomorrow - Index of scientific documentation for the scenario painted in the Hollywood blockbuster film in which a sudden ice age is caused by the thermohaline current coming to a halt due to the infusion of fresh water from melting ice.
  • Biofuels Deemed a Greenhouse Threat - Almost all biofuels used today cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of producing these “green" fuels are taken into account, two studies being published Thursday have concluded. (NY Times; Feb. 8, 2008)
  • Biofuels could increase global warming with laughing gas - Growing and burning many biofuel crops may actually raise, rather than lower, greenhouse gas emissions. That's the conclusion of a new study led by Nobel prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen, best known for his work on the ozone layer. (PhysOrg; Sept. 21, 2007)
  • CO2 output from shipping twice as much as airlines - Separate studies suggest that maritime carbon dioxide emissions are not only higher than previously thought, but could rise by as much as 75% in the next 15 to 20 years if world trade continues to grow and no action is taken. (Guardian; UK; March 3, 2007)

Climategate

See Directory:Climategate - separate index page

  • Featured: Global Warming > Conspiracy > Climategate >
    Climategate 2.0 -- Politics of Science Trumping Left and Right - The same elite scientific establishment that prostituted themselves to promote "global warming" for political reasons, disregarding science (and who support the 9/11 official story); is the same corrupted scientific establishment that has said "cold fusion is impossible." Don't buy their lies. They are liars, as proven. Free energy is possible. The universe is full of it. (PESN and BeforeItsNews; November 27, 2011)

Alternate Theories

  • Changes In Winds Could Have Been Cause Of Abrupt Glacial Climatic Change - According to Marisa Montoya, “If the glacial climate had been in the vicinity of that point, small wind changes could have caused sudden and significant climatic changes during that period". These simulations have demonstrated the existence of a threshold after which a small change in wind speed causes disproportionately large changes in the sea current speed. (Science Daily; July 21, 2008)
  • Global Warming Dissenters Suppressed? - Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. (Slashdot; April 12, 2006)
  • Ozone Depletion a Significant Factor - Temperature increase is up much more at poles than at other latitudes.Ozone Layer is depleted the most, at the polar regions. Increased UV light energy, due to depletion, may be a significant factor.

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  • Mystery climate mechanism may counteract global warming - Data from satellite measurements of the Earth's atmosphere following the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 show that global temperatures dropped more and rebounded to normal significantly faster than conventional climate models would have predicted. (PhysOrg; April 12, 2005)
  • Weather Control - Online book alleges that weather-altering apparatus exists, and that much of today's errant weather is human-engineered for purpose of convincing people to give up certain freedoms, toward a global police state. (CuttingEdge.org) (Thanks Dennis Stewart)
  • Humans are Causing Global Warming - New study compares 7 million real-world data points with several computer models of global warming. Each model had a possible cause associated with it. "Natural variation in the Earth's climate, or changes in solar activity or volcanic eruptions, which have been suggested as alternative explanations for rising temperatures, could not explain the data collected in the real world." (Slashdot; Feb. 17, 2005)
  • How Did Humans First Alter Global Climate? - A bold hypothesis suggests that our ancestors' farming practices started warming the earth thousands of years before industrial society did. (Scientific American; March 2005)

Bad Data

See Directory:Bad Data on Global Warming - separate page

A Tool for Pushing World Socialism

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  • Conspiracy > Global_Warming >
    Oil Baron Al Gore Exposed As Carbon Scammer! - Alex Jones points out that Al Gore, who drew up the carbon tax plan with Ken Lay in 1995-96, and who owns multiple palatial homes that use many times more energy than average, is majority owner of Oxidental Petroleum. Many of the major oil companies were behind the plan in order to create artificial scarcity, to drive up prices. (Infowars; July 15, 2011)

Skeptics

  • Global Warming > U.S. Government and Energy >
    ClimateGate, again - "I am proud to be one of the 32,000 Scientists, PHD's, Engineers and Technicians who have signed the Petition to force the EPA into independent 3rd party review of their proposed regulation schemes which can not be supported by anything other than their "consensus" (2500 captive employees within the government). We do NOT buy into Global Warming" (Stop Agenda21 Now; November 26, 2011)
  • Statement on Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists - Ron Paul sumarizes: "While ... the human right to produce and use energy does not extend to activities that actually endanger the climate of the Earth upon which we all depend, bogus claims about climate dangers should not be used as a justification to further limit the American people's freedom." (Campaign for Liberty; June 5, 2009)



(8.05 Minutes) John Coleman slams global warming (1 of 4)

  • The founder of The Weather Channel speaks out against global warming. See coverage of the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change in The New American magazine. (YouTube; March 20, 2008)


  • Battle-in-Seattle: Global Warming - Fact or Fraud - Mitch Battros interviews Dr. Jonathon Overpeck, director of the ISPE Institute for the Study of Planet Earth and residing Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona, who published, “Arctic Ocean Could Be Ice-Free In Summer Within 100 Years”. Dr. Overpeck’s research focuses on global change dynamics, with the major change component aimed at understanding how and why key climate systems vary on timescales longer than seasons and years. (Earth Changes; June 27, 2008)

Global Cooling

See Directory:Global Cooling' separate index page

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Directories

  • Global Warming Propaganda - Erected specifically to collect factual data that contradicts the official global warming explanation(s).
  • Global Warming Petition Project - The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climatological damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.
  • Greenedia - The best of Green Social Media.
  • ICECAP - Real ScientificClimate Reports - ICECAP, International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, is the portal to all things climate for elected officials and staffers, journalists, scientists, educators and the public.
  • Global Warming - A visual directory of global warming and climate change websites. (EnergyPlanet.info)
  • 26 Common Climate Myths Debunked - "Despite all the complexities, a firm and ever-growing body of evidence points to a clear picture: the world is warming, this warming is due to human activity increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and if emissions continue unabated the warming will too, with increasingly serious consequences." (New Scientist; May 16, 2007) (See Slashdot'' discussion)
  • Global-Greenhouse-Warming.com - Over 500 pages of detailed information on global warming and climate change, including adaptive strategies and promoting renewable energy as a mitigative strategy.
  • Global Warming - Blog - Ljubisa presents a compilation of leading articles and news stories on the subject.
  • Man Pollo Project- Risk-management perspective to the often political debate of global warming.

Comments

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"Climate Change" is another euphemism for "Weather". We need to look more closely at who is pushing the "Global Warming" agenda and why they are promoting peer pressure to stop human progress and quality of life. We stop pollution because it is economically sound, not because it is the "in" thing to do. (Thanks RLP)

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CLIMATE CHANGE FOOTER

CLIMATEGATE

MANMADE MANIPULATIONS

GENERAL NATURE

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