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Global Warming

Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

by Revilo P. Oliver THE New Scientist for 20 January 1990 is especially interesting. It contains on one page the latest in a long series that describe the dire effects that the much-touted “greenhouse effect” will have on the world, unless the industrial production of carbon dioxide is…
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THE WORLD’S glaciers are melting at an unprecedented and alarming rate, warns a new study. (ILLUSTRATION: Measurements dating back to the 1600s show glaciers are losing ice at a rate faster than ever seen in recorded history.) Scientists compiled tens of thousands of observations, some…
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Based on the Earth’s history, it’s possible. THOSE OF you who followed the news last week may have seen disturbing headlines warning that we may be headed for ocean levels a full 20 feet (6 meters) higher than they are at present — this article from CBS News was typical. The odd thing about…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims EARTH HAS been radiatively unbalanced, absorbing more energy than it radiates into space, since the 1970s, with the oceans absorbing most of the excess heat. This trend will continue for a while, no matter what we do going forward. We can’t prevent global warming now; it is too late.…
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