NASA's Global Climate Change Web site: http://climate.nasa.gov/warmingworld
http://egpreston.com/GreenlandIceMelt2.xls. “Greenland is losing mass faster-and-faster, now about
300 cubic kilometers per year. More important, Antarctica has shifted to substantial mass loss.”
Hansen, in an e-mail to the IFR group, December 5, 2009
‘Volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans’—Not even close ...
GLOBAL CARBON PROJECT HOME PAGE
Brookings Institute Report on Climate and Energy
EARTH THERMAL TIME CONSTANT
http://www.ecd.bnl.gov/steve/pubs/HeatCapacity.pdf says the time constant is ~5 years
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081219180532.htm says its 10 - 30 years
The Heartland Institute denies global warming is caused by human activity.
Wikipedia reveals that their list of scientists is bogus. A recent trial on Intelligent Design
proved that the Heartland Institute’s ideas are not based on science.
The Manufactured Doubt industry and the hacked email controversy
are examples of how misinformation is used to create doubt about an already well established scientific topic such as global warming.
Recently 160 American Physical Society members protested the APS official position that humans were causing climate change and
the APS review its position on that topic and replied that the other 47,000 APS members believed that the scientific evidence shows
that humans have caused climate change. Here is more APS information on this topic:
Denialism is discussed on NPR as a affecting many Americans and this will lead to bad consequences: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122857703
Scientific expertise lacking among 'doubters' of climate change, says new analysis (June 27, 2010) -- An analysis of the scientific prominence and expertise of climate researchers shows that the few who are unconvinced of human-caused climate change rank far below researchers who are convinced. Most news media accounts fail to include that context when reporting claims from the doubters. ... > full story
Climate Change Deniers article appearing in Electric Light and Power May 2011