Friday, January 23, 2009

More Global Warming Evidence, Despite Cold Weather Here

The Antarctic and the other six continents are getting progressively warmer.

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Climate model projections indicate that global surface temperature may rise an additional 2 to 11°F (1.0 to 6 C) during the twenty-first century. The uncertainty in this estimate arises from use of different estimates of future greenhouse gas emissions and from use of models with dissimilar climate sensitivity. Also, warming and related changes may vary from region to region around the globe. Although most studies focus on the period up to 2100, warming is expected to continue for more than a thousand years even if greenhouse gas levels are stabilized. This results from the substantial heat capacity of the oceans.

Increasing global temperature will cause sea levels to rise and change the amount and pattern of precipitation, thereby including the subtropical desert regions. Other probable impacts include increases in the intensity of weather events, changes in agricultural yields, modifications of trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and an increased range of disease vectors.
Please go to http://www.onebiosphere.com to review global warming concerns.
Most national governments have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Political and public debate continues regarding what actions should be taken to reduce or reverse future warming or to adapt to its expected consequences.