There is something that concerns me. I have written before about Global Warming and the consequences and causes. I wrote a paper in College (Ball State University) in the late 1980’s that covered this topic.
First.. what do I mean by Global Warming? What do others mean when they are discussing it?
Wikipedia has this to say.
“Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth’s mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C(1.4 °F), with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and scientists are more than 90% certain that it is primarily caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. These findings are recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations.[A]“
The consequences are enormous.. from weather worldwide to food production. The Kyoto protocols were agreed to by most industrial nations and basically put a cap on temperature increase of 3 degrees (must be celsius) as a baseline agreement of the absolute max the Earth could withstand. Every half degree increase has massive implications. There is not enough food/grains to be exact to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding China’s consumption of meat.
I started thinking about this again yesterday because of the article below.
I am testing some new tools for this blog.. I will be back later to update the information. Obviously I need to figure out the spacing on how these tools work. Have no fear.. I will.