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Dare to Doubt: 20 Climate Change Facts for Deniers

Carbon dioxide is rising as a component of Earth’s atmosphere (NOAA, 2017). The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has not been this high for the past 5 million years (Stap et al. 2016). Beginning about 10,000 years ago and extending to the advent of the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was roughly constant, indicating that natural sources were well-balanced by removals from the atmosphere (Fluckiger et al. 2002). The current rise in carbon dioxide is due to human activities, especially combustion of fossil fuels (Hofmann et al. 2009). Carbon dioxide is a “greenhouse” gas, inasmuch as it […]

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Evaporation from the Golden State

The real impact of global warming may be what it does to evaporation rates from the land surface.

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Crops and Climate

Year-to-year variations in climate, including rainfall and the length of the growing season, remain the greatest determinant of agricultural productivity and the cost of food.

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