Global warming-2010

Global warming-2010 - Global Climate Change and the...

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Gary McManus Associate State Climatologist Oklahoma Climatological Survey Global Climate Change and the Implications for Oklahoma
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Our previous stance on global warming
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Senator Jim Inhofe: “The greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe: “...global warming deniers are now on a par with Holocaust deniers” Why the anxiety? Extreme Viewpoints!
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OCS LEGISLATIVE MANDATE Conduct and report on studies of climate and weather phenomena of significant socio-economic importance to the state Evaluate the significance of natural and man-made … changes … and to report this information to those agencies and organizations in the state who are likely to by affected by such changes or modifications
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A Quick Background on Climate Change
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Global Warming Is Not A New Theory
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1890s – Nobel Prize winner Svante Arrhenius theorized about a warming climate due to the burning of coal. 1938 – Guy Stewart Callendar asserted that warming of the 19 th century forward was due to a rise in CO 2 . 1965 – Roger Revelle: “By the year 2000, the increase in atmospheric CO 2 …may be sufficient to produce measurable and perhaps marked change in climate” It’s the confirmation of a prediction
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Established in 1988 by United Nations Not to do research, but to synthesize and assess it Today:. Most recent report scientific experts from > 130 countries, > 800 authors, > 2500 peer reviewers Historically unprecedented: scale, scope, ambition. Summary approved by consensus (including representatives of the Bush Administration) at meetings of the IPCC.
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course CHE 4273 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Oklahoma State.

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