Even though this beautiful weather is appealing during the early fall months, is this a result of man-made global warming?
Recent studies show that scientist are now 95% sure that humans are responsible for at least half of the increased global surface temperatures this century. They say by the year 2100, temperatures could go up by nearly 7 degrees Fahrenheit.
"We need to do whatever we can to limit the use of fossil fuels and to go with alternatives like solar, geothermal, and other renewable forms of energy," said Joe Leighton, a Harrison County resident.
The changes have already been observed with the extreme weather in 2012. Scientists link global warming with recent events such as heat waves, droughts, flooding, hurricanes and tornados. Each of the last three decades have been warmer than the previous one. So what can we do as a society to counteract this?
"I think it needs to start with our young children in this generation in order for it to make an impact on people years down the road," said Sherel Oldaker, a Harrison County resident.
But many experts believe the damage could already be done. They say climate changes should persist even if greenhouse gases are stabilized and many causes could be irreversible.
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Oct 09, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Rather confusing as things keep "disproving" the so-called 'scientists' constant rehashing of their 'findings' because conditions keep proving their 'predictions' wrong!
It's always 'apparent' when people attempt to deceive others. Truth always comes out eventually. THAT is what's bugging these pathetic 'scientists.'
Oct 07, 2013 at 5:42 PM
It is not true that "Scientists link global warming with recent events such as heat waves, droughts, flooding, hurricanes and tornados." This is one of the few areas that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) agree.
In 2012 the IPCC asserted that a relationship between global warming and wildfires, rainfall, storms, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events has not been demonstrated. The just-released NIPCC report states that “In no case has a convincing relationship been established between warming over the past 100 years and increases in any of these extreme events.”
Concerning events such as Hurricane Sandy, we are now near a 30 year low in worldwide accumulated cyclone energy”* ("hurricanes" in the North Atlantic), something that was not supposed to be happening if the forecasts of climate models were correct.
Instead of vain attempts to stop extreme weather events from happening, we need to harden our societies by burying electrical cables underground, reinforcing buildings and other infrastructure and ensuring reliable energy sources so that we have plenty of power to heat and cool our dwellings as needed.
International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)
* PS: This graph shows the trend in accumulated cyclone energy: http://coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/global_running_ace.jpg
Oct 07, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Just because a bunch of billionaire elitists say it is, doesn't make it so.
Folks know what all this made up 'climate change' deceit is all about; it's all about Al Gore and his wealthy pals passing a huge tax on the citizens of the world to make themselves even richer. Follow the money!!!