The Changing Debate on Global Warming

The Changing Debate on Global Warming - Joshua Mays The...

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Joshua Mays The Changing Debate on Global Warming The lecture on Friday led by Dr. Eric Barron focused on the uncertainty of predicting the effects of global warming with today’s technology and knowledge of the natural world. He started the lecture with a few facts on which all creditable scientists can agree. First, he said that greenhouse gases promote warming; second, he defined greenhouse gasses as selective absorbers and that any addition of absorbers promotes warming. After his introduction, he listed three common questions in the debate: 1) How much warming will actually take place? 2) How fast will this warming happen? 3) How significant will be the impact? He went on to discuss that the first two questions cannot be answered now, and maybe not even within the next decade. The reason for this is that the complexities created by trying to simulate clouds and other atmospheric variables are too much even for contemporary high technology. But, with the rest of his lecture he did
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