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The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 14. 32 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…Continue

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Comment by Dr. Allan H. Clark on April 14, 2013 at 9:46pm

This article is about a Texas Congressman who thinks that Noah's Ark refutes climate change.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/texas-congressman-ci...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 13, 2013 at 12:09pm

Thanks Joan for bringing Michael Marshall's article to our attention. This new data waves a big red flag. I posted a reply about it in Eco-Logical too.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 13, 2013 at 11:58am

Do The Math movie trailer. "This is the only question that will matter in the long run." Bill McKibben

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 13, 2013 at 12:43am

"Humanity Close To Exploding Global Methane Bomb a new study indicates, reports Michael Marshall at the New Scientistas Congress Continues To Do Nothing. Oxford University scientists found that much of prehistoric Siberian permafrost melted when the Earth was only one degree Fahrenheit warmer than present. Continued warming from burning fossil fuels means it will soon do so again, releasing so much methane, a potent greenhouse gas, that the added warming will fuel further melting, further warming... uncontrolled by humans. Feeling the heat, yet?"

Climate Change This Week: China Eats Amazon, Methane Bomb Set to Ex...

via Ruth Anthony-Gardner 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 12, 2013 at 11:29pm

Algae-powered building in Hamburg, Germany.

First algae powered building goes up in Hamburg

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 25, 2013 at 12:20pm

Thanks for the helpful chart and link, Joan. I didn't realize that the greatest volume of Arctic ice happened in April.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 25, 2013 at 12:17pm

This map show how fast Winters are warming in the US.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 15, 2013 at 2:10pm

It is almost certainly too late to save the Arctic’s summer sea ice

"It is almost certainly too late to save the Arctic’s summer sea ice from near-total destruction. Let’s hope the same isn’t true for the biosphere. The time to act is now if we don’t want to betray our children and future generations."

Comment by Dr. Allan H. Clark on February 13, 2013 at 6:14pm

It is not surprising that the public finds it difficult to understand the issue of climate change. To begin with consider the enormous difficulty of defining and measuring GMT—global mean temperature. The immediate obstacle is measuring and combining temperature measurements from around the world taken over land and sea. This must be done with great care since the variations that indicate global warming are in fractions of a degree over long periods and accurate historical measurements exist only for recent history. And this is merely the first in a long series of difficulties you must pass through before definite conclusions can be drawn. Nevertheless the issue is crucial and must be addressed.

Comment by booklover on February 10, 2013 at 1:44pm

GREAT cartoons Ruth!  Too bad it's because we have climate change! :(

 

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