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Climate Change Impacts

Our List of Articles About Climate Change Impacts: Research Highlights Global Warming Trouble New York CO2 Level Rises Effect on UK? Climate Ch. Asia Nepal Views GW Awakening Below is what the IPPC says about these impacts: The IPCC (2001) states that, “…climate change represents opportunities and risks for human development”. The areas where climate […]

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Global Warming and the Alternative Theories

March 2007 Update: The following text was written in 2004. The second hypothesis has since been eliminated, and both 1 and 3 appear to be taking place. This discussion makes it clear how fast both climate change is advancing and also how rapidly our acceptance of the fact is also developing. The question is how […]

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Was the 20th Century truly the warmest century?

The IPCC graph of global temperatures shows current temperatures to be the highest, but a number of scientists dispute this. Soon and Baliunas (1993) using studies of tree rings, and other indicators of past climate claimed, that the 20th century is probably not the warmest nor a uniquely extreme climatic period of the last millennium”. […]

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Is Climate Change happening?

The IPCC synthesis report 2001, shows that the earth warmed between 1900 and 1940, then subsequently cooled between 1941 and 1965, but surface temperatures have been warming ever since (Fig 1.0). Data from millions of thermometer measurements taken from all over the world from as far back as 1860, allow calculation of average surface air […]

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A Personal Viewpoint on Climate Change

Climate Change – What Is It? By Rick Chappo Climate change is an amazingly simple phrase for such a complex subject. Following, we have a go at defining climate change in today’s terms. In the current day lexicon of scientists, climate modification isn’t really a term of use anymore. The reason for this is that […]

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What is climate change?

Climate change can be defined as “statistically significant variation in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability, persisting for an extended period (Houghton et al, 2001)”. It is extremely important to define what can be labelled as climate change, and what cannot. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate (UNFCC) states […]

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How Polluting is Flying – How Polluting is your flight?

Revealed: The real cost of air travel It might be cheap, but it’s going to cost the earth. The cut-price air ticket is fuelling a boom that will make controlling global warming impossible. (Adapted from the Independent Newspaper (London) front page leader on Sunday 28 May 2005. Here are some examples of flights giving the […]

Climate Change Frequently Asked Questions

Climate Change FAQ

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, contact us at support@climate-change.me.uk . [Faq 1] What is the purpose of the Kyoto agreement? The object of the Kyoto pact is to reduce greenhouse gases. [Faq 2] What are the so called greenhouse gases? The […]

Climate Change References:

(NB: Some sites may require payment for access.) Anon (2001) IPCC Web Resource- Mandate and Membership of the IPCC http://www.ipcc.ch/about/about.htm- Accessed 21/10/04 Anon (2003) New Scientist, Hot Topics; Climate Change: http://www.newscientist.com/hottopics/climate/climatefaq.jsp – Accessed 28/10/2004 Anon (2003) World Climate Report- Feature: hockey stick vs. wet noodle http://www.co2andclimate.org/climate/previous_issues/vol7/v7n15/feature1.htm-Accessed 23/10/04 Anon (2004) Putin Signs Bill to Ratify Kyoto […]

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