Global Warming Issues
Bill Nye, Isaac Asimov, Richard Alley... Our biggest challenge presents perspective on what we can do in response to what can easily be seen as one of our greatest challenges. Global Warming.
The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate have produced this video to illustrate the current state of understanding pertaining to climate change.
Ken Cuccinelli has taken it upon himself to crusade against the perils of trusting science to defend the fallacy of his opinion to support his agenda; even his opinion has already been shown to be factually wrong. Yes ladies and gentleman, Ken Cuccinelli is a politician.
Global Plant Productivity otherwise known as Net Primary Production has to do with the total organic plant life on earth. That's all the green stuff. This relates to what is called the 'carbon sink' which is how much CO2 the plant life holds in various regions around the planet and how much is released back into the atmosphere.
A letter from 255 members of the National Academy of Science (NAS) published in Science Magazine, May 7, 2010. The subject is 'Climate Change and the Integrity of Science'. The letter is a substantial statement, and yet the media did not pick it up.
While the 'Greenhouse Effect' has been known for nearly 200 years it was not until the 1950's with the aid of studies funded by the US military that the major components of the theory were well understood. This largely had to do with understanding the atmospheric composition in the stratosphere but there are many interesting pieces to the puzzle of climate science.
The Arctic Ice is melting at an alarming rate, which could leave the North Pole virtually ice free within 10 to 30 years. Paleoclimate analysis indicates that the Arctic has probably not been ice free for about 3 million years.