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 Environmental Issues

Many organizations are opposed to a carbon tax in any form.

Yet, global warming is occurring, our climate is changing and we as citizens of the world must try whatever measures to slow, if not stop this from happening. 

The creation of Wind Power and Solar Power are steps to reduce our carbon footprint is reduced.  A step forward-the right? hard to say but it beats doing nothing and allowing our world to slowly heat up and change our total way of life. 

Denialism of Climate Change and Evolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Source: NOAA)

It is not an issue as to the cause, it is an issue as to what we are going to do to reduce CO2 rates.  Saying that "It is what it is" and we should do nothing is denying reality.

The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling:

 

Sea level rise

Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.

 

 

 

Global temperature rise

All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880.5 Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years.6 Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep solar minimum in 2007-2009, surface temperatures continue to increase.

Warming oceans

The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969

 

 

 

Shrinking ice sheets

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.

 

Declining Arctic sea ice


Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades

 

 

 

Glacial retreat


Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa

 

 

 

Extreme events


The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950. The U.S. has also witnessed increasing numbers of intense rainfall events

 

Ocean acidification


Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.12,13 This increase is the result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year

http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence

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As Americans, we can do better.  We need to strive for excellence and a better way of life for our children!!!!
 

 

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