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What's the picture? It's the cumulative total CO2 emissions over 150 years. The USA is responsible for 30%, the EU for 27%, and the rest of the world 43%.

 

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Agriculture damage, insect migration, and global warming Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:41:49 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); Below is a great video on one way that global warming is affecting agriculture: insects migrating north and not killed off in the winter. This is a direct example of global warming affecting economics. Source: Some Bugs Like it Hot: Climate Change and Agricultural Pests Video on Sep 28, 2012 by Gabriela Quirós from QUEST Northern California   More »
Quick one-liner rebuttals to contrarian fallacies Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:39:50 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');   The One-Liner Responses to Contrarian Fallacies Here is a list of quick one-line rebuttals to over 100 fallacious claims by contrarians/deniers/faux-skeptics on the popular Skeptical Science website. They rebuttals are not intended to be complete, but simply to enable the respondent to "bat the ball back over the net" in an informal encounter with someone pushing a false contrarian claim. As described HERE, most of these one-liners were written by Dr. Jan Dash, Director of the... More »
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Global Warming has NOT stopped Last Updated on 2019-01-02 14:38:33 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-89666169-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); GLOBAL WARMING HAS NOT STOPPED! The fallacy "global warming has stopped" starts with a cherry-picked unusually high surface atmosphere temperature point in 1998 that resulted from a huge "El Niño", which basically transferred a lot of heat out of the ocean to the atmosphere. Following 1998, La Niña dominated, which transferred heat from the atmosphere into the ocean (and lately into the deep ocean). Looking only at the atmosphere and neglecting the heat transfer in and out of... More »