Frightening Climate Research Mounting

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Some of the recent research on climate change published in scientific journals includes:

Experts agree:

May, Environmental Research Letters

Some 97 percent of scientists who presented their conclusions in research published in peer-reviewed journals agree that humans lie behind an observed increase in average, global temperatures. A team of researchers reviewed 2,000 scientific papers involving the work of 10,000 climate scientists published in the past 21 years and found that 97 percent not only agree that average temperatures have increased, but blamed humans and the release of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. However, only about half of the general public thinks that scientists agree on this point.

Heat rise estimated:

May, Nature Climate Change

The planet will warm up by between 4.3 and 7 degrees (F) by 2100, according to a study that combined observations of carbon dioxide and global temperature variations with the output of numerous climate computer models by a team from Victoria University in Australia. Previous studies have predicted substantial impacts on crops, weather and civilization with a 4 degree warming. A 7 degree warming would have drastic effects.

Missing heat found:

November, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

The polar regions are heating up about eight times faster than the rest of the planet, which along with a lack of historical data on polar temperatures plus a lack of good data on temperature patterns in Africa largely explains a reported decrease in the pace of global temperature rise in the past decade, according to the a study by researchers from the University of New York.

Swamps store methane:

March, Nature, University of Exeter

Swamps, bogs and other water saturated environments have a peculiar chemistry that locks up huge amounts of methane by denying bacteria the oxygen they need to metabolize and release the methane. Turns out, methane is 25 times more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, so it’s a much more potent greenhouse gas. A rise in average temperatures and a projected increase in drought and weather instability could uncover those wetlands, resulting in a rapid change in chemistry that could release large quantities of methane. The frozen tundras of Siberia and elsewhere could also release prodigious amounts of methane as the planet warms – leading to a much more rapid increase in global temperatures than previously predicted.

Carbon dioxide and soil:

Indiana University, Ecology Letters

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can actually increase the amount of carbon dioxide released through decomposition in the soil. The researchers monitored carbon cycles in an experimental forest for 14 years and found that as carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere rose the fungi and bacteria in the soil and on roots increased their activity and cycling of nitrogen which resulted in a sharp increase in the release into the atmosphere of even more carbon from the soil — and unexpected feedback effect not considered in most models.

Comments

don evans 8 months ago

Pete, nice slanted article to promote the sky is falling because of the evil humans agenda. Your first statement that "experts agree" is very misleading. Experts with an UN Global agenda to put forth agree, (and to get their funding) not all experts agree that the heating up is caused by we evil humans, especially the United States and modern developed country's. As for Polar Ice melt, there is more polar ice this year than in recent previous years. The Earth has cycled through century's long increases and decreases in world temperature throughout ancient history, long before man arrived and after. Domesticated food animals produce more methane gas in their flatulents than most Industrial sources. So count me in the 50% that ain't buying into the USA haters, Vegans, Eco Extremists, and one world Globalists that you apparently have chosen to follow. You and they can eat Tofu, live in huts, and save the planet from the Evil West. Save the planet, drain the swamps!

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Mel Mevis 8 months ago

Mr Evens please be careful the cool aid you have been drinking may cause you to fall off the edge of your flat earth.

Also look behind that bush in your back yard, there may be a conspiracy lurking.

I'm far from being a tree hugger and like red meat, but it's apparent that our world is changing and changing quickly and the cause is our in ability to change and adapt. And you are a prime example of that ability to drink the cool aid of greed and denial.

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don evans 8 months ago

Mr. Mevis, You ain't foolin nobody. Just keep rockin away on the old porch and dreamin about your hey days of Ganja smoking and rock in roll in the 60's. And don't let any of those contrails overhead land on you....

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Pat Randall 8 months ago

Hang in there Don, we agree on this. Experts are groups of people that agree on something without any proof and are getting their money from our tax dollars to think up all the things that are supposed to be wrong with the way we live.

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