What’s REALLY Warming the Earth?

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July 2016 is hottest on record: http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2479/nasa-analysis-finds-july-2016-is-warmest-on-record/

NOAA’s State of the Climate July 2016 http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201607

Bloomberg’s climate change data viz project: http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

Solar activity and temperature show opposite trend: https://www.skepticalscience.com/solar-activity-sunspots-global-warming-intermediate.htm

Milankovitch cycles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milankovitch_cycles (I left out eccentricity because it operates on scales so long that it doesn’t affect short term climate change)

Connecting climate models with actual temperature changes http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00154.1

NASA Goddard’s Gavin Schmidt explains the history of the instrumental temperature record https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkT7IyUSjq0

Last time CO2 was this high, humans didn’t exist http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-last-time-co2-was-this-high-humans-didnt-exist-15938

Shifting baselines: http://www.shiftingbaselines.org/op_ed/

Thomas Jefferson’s weather observations: https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/weather-observations

Ben Franklin as Meteorologist: http://www.jstor.org/stable/983821

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  1. There are two causes; One is part of a Natural cycle, the other is the human contribution, involving the use of "Energy Based Technologies", pumping Energy directly into the Environment.

  2. Maybe honest data and video can work better. What do you think? Dr. Kendrick Taylor of the Desert Research Institute is the Chief Scientist for the WAIS Divide Ice Core project. In this video, Kendrick takes you on a tour around the camp, discusses the process by which ice cores are drilled and extracted from the ice sheet, and explains the importance of ice cores in the overall understanding of Earth's climate history and current climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMF-BPWyRu0

  3. By the way-planting more trees should help put a 'brake' on Global Warming as Photosynthesis is an Endothermic Reaction absorbing energy from the environment.

  4. From your CO2 graphs you show CO2 levels as low as 150ppm. Hardly any photosynthesis ?The planet couldn't support 8 billion people at these levels?What man has done probably ,is to displace the CO2 /Time graph up the CO2(y-axis).This could be a good thing. There is no evidence of a 'Climate Crisis'?

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