Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change - dominant. S. Fred Singer, professor...

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Global Climate Change ChE 311
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Claim The understanding of anthropogenic warming and cooling influences on climate has improved since the TAR (3rd annual report) leading to very high confidence that the global average net effect of human activities since 1750 has been one of warming, with a radiative forcing of +1.6 (+0.6 to + 2.4) W/m2. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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Opposing Points of View “Allowing for uncertainties in the data and for imperfect models, there is only one valid conclusion from the failure of greenhouse theory to explain the observations: The human contribution to global warming appears to be quite small and natural climate factors are
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Unformatted text preview: dominant. S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and former director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service. Solar Radiation Greenhouse Effect Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations Radiative Forcing Observed Changes Temperature Projections Global Warming n Is it happening? n If it is, how much warming? n Causes? n Consequences? Higher temperatures Melting of ice caps n Ocean flooding Severe weather Disease Crop impacts Global Warming n Governmental Response Kyoto Protocol, 1997 Tax, Cap and Trade n What should we do about it? Nothing? CO2 sequestration Renewables Nuclear Other...
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