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.
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.
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. Click here for a larger image.
The best fit line from January 1979 to May 2023 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 203%, 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.
Some great online learning resources on the topic of climate science.
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