Global Climate Change: Where’s the Evidence?

Global Climate Change: Where’s the Evidence?

For years now climate scientists have urged people to change the way we leave our carbon footprint and help save the earth from extreme storms, unusual floods and droughts, intense heat waves, rising seas levels and many changes in biological systems. Of course, we are to expect storms, floods and droughts; we can reduce the severity of these natural occurrences by helping with the reduction of greenhouse gases. After years of global climate monitoring and scientific debate whether or not global climate change should be addressed, experts are finally in agreement that global climate change exhibits some problems with our planet in the ...

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time when instrumented temperature records became reasonably accurate and distributed in key areas of the world. In most cases, scientists believe that warming is better than cooling, when it comes to the earth’s temperature.
According to Bjorn Lomborg, a professor at Copenhagen Consensus Center, more people die in cold weather climates compared to warm weather climates. There was an extreme heat wave in Europe in early August 2003, which killed 35,000 people, with 2,000 of the deaths in the UK. Each year more than 25,000 people die in the UK from cold. It can be estimated that every year more than 200,000 people die from excess heat in Europe. It is reasonable to estimate that each year about 1.5 million people die from excess cold in Europe. This is more than seven times the total number of heat deaths (Lomborg, 2007). It is stated that Global Climate Change will have more winners than losers. Throughout history of human life, living on earth has become more compatible ...

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of Carbon Dioxide or otherwise known as CO2.
According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) there are key indicators that they described as an important contributor to global climate change. One of those indicators is that the September Arctic sea ice is now declining at a rate of 11.5 percent per decade. Arctic sea ice reaches its minimum each September and has been steady declining since 1979. In 1979, the Arctic sea ice mass was recorded at over 7 million square kilometers. In 2010, the end of Septembers Arctic sea ice mass was recorded at an astonishing 5 million square kilometers. This was the third lowest ever that was recorded by a satellite which ...

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