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Global warming, and climate change, is a subject which shows zero sign of cooling down.   Here’s the lowdown on why it’s occurring, what’s inflicting it, and the way it may well modify the planet.

Is It Taking place?

Yes. Earth is currently screening numerous symbols of worldwide climate change.

• Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree  Celsius) all over the world since 1880, a good bit of this in recent decades,  in accordance with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

• The interest rate of warming is rising. The 20th century’s last twenty years  seem to have been the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for numerous  millennia, according to various climate studies. And the United  Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that  11 of the previous 12 years may be among the many dozen warmest since 1850.

• The Arctic is feeling the consequences the most. Average temperatures in  Alaska, western Canada, in addition to eastern Russia have risen at double the  global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Effect  Assessment report compiled within 2000 and 2004.

• Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the district may have the first of all wholly ice-free summer by 2040 or even earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already tormented by the sea-ice damage.

• Glaciers and mountain snows are speedily melting—for instance, Montana’s Glacier National Park presently possess only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Inside the Northern  Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and even freezes start a  week later.

Is Human beings Inflicting It?

The report, based on the effort of some 2,500 scientists in additional comparing to 130  countries, concluded that humans have brought on all or most of the current  planetary warming. Human-caused global warming is often known as  anthropogenic climate change.

• Industrialization, deforestation, as well as pollution have intensely increased  atmospheric concentrations of water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, as well as  nitrous oxide, all greenhouse gases that help block warmth close Earth’s  surface.

• People are pouring carbon dioxide to the atmosphere much quicker than plants and oceans might absorb it.

• These gases persist in the surroundings for years, that means that even if the mentioned emissions have been eliminated now, it might not instantly finish global warming.

• Many professionals indicate that organic cycles in Earth’s orbit might change  the planet’s hype to sunlight, which might clarify the current model.  Earth have certainly experienced warming and cooling cycles harshly every  hundred thousand years because of those orbital shifts, but such alterations  have occurred along the span of several centuries. Today’s alterations have  taken place over the past hundred years or fewer.

What’s Going to Happen?

A follow-up describe warned that global warming could lead on to large-scale food and water shortages and still have catastrophic effects on nature.

• Sea level could mount within 7 and 23 inches (18 to 59 centimeters) by means of  century’s end. Rises of just four  inches (10 centimeters) might flood a number of South Seas islands and swamp  big parts of Southeast Asia.

• Glaciers around the world could melt, inflicting sea levels to rise while  creating water shortages in areas depending on runoff for clean  water.

• Powerful hurricanes, droughts, heat waves, wildfires, as well as other natural  disasters may turn out to be conventional in many parts of the world. The expansion  of deserts may also cause food shortages in lots of areas.

• More than 1 000 000 species face extinction from disappearing territory, changing ecosystems, and acidifying oceans

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Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced
Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say about why some people don’t believe in climate science.

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Ever wonder what the difference between “global warming” and “climate change” is? The terms are used interchangeably, yet people interpret the terms in different ways. Trace breaks down what the difference is, and talks about how we perceive the terms differently.

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‘Global Warming’ Scarier Than ‘Climate Change,’ Surveys Find
http://www.livescience.com/45896-global-warming-scarier-climate-change.html
“Americans are more concerned about the changing planet when the words ‘global warming’ are used than when they hear ‘climate change,’ new research finds.”

Americans care deeply about ‘global warming’ – but not ‘climate change’
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/27/americans-climate-change-global-warming-yale-report
“Barack Obama, scientists and campaigners have all looked at how to engage Americans more powerfully on the environment. Now researchers have come up with one critical piece of advice: do say ‘global warming’, don’t say ‘climate change’.”

What’s In A Name? Global Warming vs Climate Change
http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/article/global-warming-vs-climate-change/
“We found that the term ‘global warming’ is associated with greater public understanding, emotional engagement, and support for personal and national action than the term ‘climate change.'”

What’s In A Name?: Global Warming Versus Climate Change
http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/files/Global_Warming_vs_Climate_Change_Report.pdf

What attracts people to violent movies?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130328091750.htm
“Why are audiences attracted to bloodshed, gore and violence? A recent study found that people are more likely to watch movies with gory scenes of violence if they felt there was meaning in confronting violent aspects of real life.”

Humans Crave Violence Just Like Sex
http://www.livescience.com/2231-humans-crave-violence-sex.html
“New research on mice shows the brain processes aggressive behavior as it does other rewards.”

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Climate Chaos : Climatologist warns of a Godzilla El Nino affecting Global Weather (Aug 17, 2015)

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‘Godzilla El Nino’ will bring chaos including floods and wildfires to the world
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Scientists Fear ‘Godzilla El Niño’
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/08/13/climatologists-fear-godzilla-el-ni-o.html

‘Godzilla El Niño’ threatens US West Coast with super floods and mudslides this fall
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A straightforward explanation of Climate Change: the heat from human emissions is roughly equal to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day. Historically, every time carbon dioxide levels increase in Earth’s atmosphere, the average surface temperature increases, ice melts, and the seas rise.

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by Martí Domínguez, Íngrid Lafita, Anna Mateu
Published in Public Understanding of Science, April 2016

In this article, we study the evolution of opinion genres regarding climate change in three Spanish newspapers (El País, El Mundo, and ABC). Analyzing the op-ed articles in these newspapers, we observe a significant change in the evolution of opinion. While denialism was very present in conservative press in 2007, 7 years later it is almost absent from El Mundo, and its presence in ABC is much lower and inactive: this shows that scientific consensus has prevailed over time and Spanish denialism has weakened, exclusively supported by political arguments by the most conservative parties.
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