The Fact & Evidence of Global Warming

* Take a look at the Fande from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) & the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

“Weather” is a brief period of atmospheric events and temperature in a few days, weeks or months. “Climate” is weather and temperature patterns over successive years. As in “2005 [was] the warmest year on record…2009 was tied [with a cluster of other years — 1998, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007] for the second warmest year in the modern record, a new NASA analysis of global surface temperature shows….since modern records began in 1880.”

Source: “End of Warmest Decade” by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies

http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/news/20100121/

The contributing factor is excess carbon emissions from human beings burning fossil fuels, like coal and oil…exponentially increasing since the Industrial Revolution. Who among you understands that “Global Warming” means “Global Weirding”?

Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/syr/en/spms2.html

“Global increases in CO2 concentrations are due primarily to fossil fuel use, with land-use change providing another significant but smaller contribution….

Human influences have: {2.4}

  • very likely contributed to sea level rise during the latter half of the 20th century
  • likely contributed to changes in wind patterns, affecting extra-tropical storm tracks and temperature patterns
  • likely increased temperatures of extreme hot nights, cold nights and cold days
  • more likely than not increased risk of heat waves, area affected by drought since the 1970s and frequency of heavy precipitation events.”

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“Global Weirding,” coined by Hunter Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and explained by Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, means more erratic climate patterns such as (a) more category 4 & 5 hurricanes (b) hotter temperatures overall (c) yes, even heavier snowfall in the winter which will be matched by equally extreme temperature highs in the summer, which leads to ice caps melting, potential sea levels rising, and possible coastal flooding.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/opinion/02friedman.html?pagewanted=print

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/magazine/15green.t.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/06/opinion/06friedman.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/opinion/09friedman.html?_r=1

“If we prepare for climate change by building a clean-power economy, but climate change turns out to be a hoax, what would be the result?….In short, as a country, we would be stronger, more innovative and more energy independent.”–Thomas Friedman

Fande = Fact & Evidence; Cande = Conjecture & Exaggeration

Bring your Fande, leave your Cande!

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