Climate Change 14-16

Climate Change 14-16 - The Greenhouse effect is a natural...

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The “Greenhouse effect” is a natural process. It is what allows life on this planet: without it, average temperatures would be ~30°C colder (no liquid water!)
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Humans have increased CO 2 over time!
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How good are our models?
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There is a consensus amongst scientists that our climate is changing Every relevant scientific society (National Academy of Sciences, AGU, AMS, AAAS, etc) has issued statements confirming that the Earth’s climate is changing, and that this is largely due to the burning of fossils such as coal, oil and gas A review of all 928 peer-reviewed scientific papers published over the last 11 years in this area found that not one peer-reviewed paper contradicted this position (Oreskes, Science volume 306: Dec. 2004).
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What do you think of when I say the words “Global Warming…” ???
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Impacts of Crops: e.g. coffee
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MODELS OF CO2 EMISSIONS AND WHERE IT GOES IN THE FUTURE
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Today‘s world pCO 2 : 280-380 ppmV High-CO 2 world pCO 2 : 580-720 ppmV Emiliania huxleyi
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course MSCI 101 taught by Professor Douglas during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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Climate Change 14-16 - The Greenhouse effect is a natural...

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