Earth is Flat-No Global Warming

by klparry

Hello friends. With news headlines featuring the talks ongoing in Paris at the 21st Conference on Climate Change,  I find it shocking that there are still people, some I know and respect, that don’t believe in “global warming” and that “climate change” merits any cause for concern.  That is like learning someone still believes the world is flat despite the overwhelming science and eye witness accounts from space that prove the world is rounded like an egg.

Because of this I’ve decided to investigate the topic of “climate change” in the hopes of further educating myself and hopefully bringing others to understand that the concern for global warming is real, that it posses a real threat, and is not something made-up by politicians looking for new ways to spend your money.

So what exactly is Global Warming and how does it bring about Climate Change?

Quoting NASA, “Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels.” Fossil fuels are natural gas, oil, coal and other fuels derived from any of these three. Natural gas is the cleanest burning of fossil fuels but to extract natural gas from the ground tremendous amounts of methane gases,(a toxic greenhouse gas), are released into the atmosphere.

Greenhouse gases are gases in the atmosphere that trap in heat from the Earth that would normally leach out into space.

“The atmosphere today contains more greenhouse gas molecules, so more of the infrared energy emitted by the surface ends up being absorbed by the atmosphere. Since some of the extra energy from a warmer atmosphere radiates back down to the surface, Earth’s surface temperature rises. By increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases, we are making Earth’s atmosphere a more efficient greenhouse.”

Global warming affects the polar vortex, impacting weather patterns.

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By November 25 2015, Sandra strengthened into a category 2 hurricane – 100 mph winds. According to the National Hurricane Center, Sandra is the strongest hurricane recorded in the eastern North Pacific this late in a year.

“Warming modifies rainfall patterns, amplifies coastal erosion, lengthens the growing season in some regions, melts ice caps and glaciers, and alters the ranges of some infectious diseases.

“For most places, global warming will result in more frequent hot days and fewer cool days, with the greatest warming occurring over land. Longer, more intense heat waves will become more common. Storms, floods, and droughts will generally be more severe as precipitation patterns change. Hurricanes may increase in intensity due to warmer ocean surface temperatures.”

Effects we are already experiencing across the globe.

I have witnessed for myself the negative effects of climate change on our forest when several years back, I traveled to one of my favorite sites in Northern California. There I saw the devastation caused by bark beetles who are thriving through the warmer winters of the last decade instead of dying off in the cold as they normally would. It was heart breaking to see the once beautiful thick pine forest that surrounded Burney Falls, now on the brink of death.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/page2.php

“Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems. {1}

“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen. {1.1}”

– Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Climate Change Report 2014

http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full.pdf

~ K.L. Parry

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http://ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_FINAL_full.pdf

 

 

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