Are You Getting The Whole Story?

It is common to hear alarming statements about climate change and calls to reduce CO2.  

We invite you to explore with us our Climate Essay to review some of the context behind that alarm, the objective facts and the motivators which have transformed this scientific topic into a political one.

Climate Change 101 also provides similar context but with a less scientific style.

The Library is a repository of all we have on Climate and it's designed for everyone to easily find what they need.

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Climate Change Facts
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Politics doesn't have to take the driver's seat on this issue. We have compiled materials for everyone, bringing together thousands of peer reviewed journal articles, essays, books, charts, links, videos and presentations for you to explore and discover new aspects of these issues.

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Why Might We Look Deeper?
Why Might We Look Deeper?

This graph presents the lower troposphere temperature changes from surface up to about 8 km as determined by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) satellite data.

The best fit line from January 1979 to September 2022 indicates a trend of 0.13 °C/decade.  The dark red line is the 5-year centered average of  lower troposphere climate models.  The model trend clearly demonstrates that models are over predicting and “running hot” with a prediction of 201%, or two times, of observed measured temperatures. The UAH UHIE corr (light blue) line is the Urban Heat Island Effect corrected trend based on this study.

The sharp temperature spikes in 1998, 2010 and 2016 are El Niño events.  The sun's activity, which has increased through most of the 20th century, reached a magnetic flux peak in 1992 and has since declined.  The sun's temperature response is delayed by a few decades after the sun's peak intensity due to the huge heat capacity of the oceans.  

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The Sun Causes Climate Change
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CO2 is a pollutant.

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CO2 is essential to life on earth. It is the primary food necessary for plants to grow. These plants ultimately become a primary food source for many animals, humans included. Consequently, increased CO2 in the air causes many plants to grow more vigorously.

CO2 has been vilified as a pollutant because it is one of the results of burning anything that contains carbon which includes hydrocarbons, biofuels, wood and all other organic matter. Burning carbon based material requires oxygen and results in CO2 and H2O.

CO2 is no more a pollutant than water.


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