Lecture 33 - Global Warming Questions 1. Department of...

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Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Professor Steven J. Skerlos ME 589: EcoDesign and Manufacturing Global Warming : Introduction to Greenhouse Effect ME 589 EcoDesign and Manufacturing: Steven J. Skerlos Global Warming Lecture Global Warming Questions 1. Is global warming real? 2. Do atmospheric gases trap heat radiated from Earth? 3. Does human activity contribute to global warming? 4. What are the consequences of global warming? 1. Is Global Warming Real? Yes. 1. Is Global Warming Real? Yes. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/pastcc.html 1. 1998 2. 2005 3. 2002 4. 2003 5. 2004 6. 2001 Hottest Years on Record ( > 100 years) Thin Ice in the Arctic (Beufort Sea)
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Ice Melting too Fast in Peru (Quelccaya Ice Cap) Collapse of 1,250 sq. Mile Larsen Ice Shelf in the Antarctic took just one month.
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Recent climatological changes are consistent with the recently observed warming trend 20 th century's 10 warmest years occurred within the last 15 yrs.
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