Most people know Randall Munroe from his comic xkcd, a humorous but scientific look at everyday life and questions that sometimes dont need to be answered. He has made a comic depicting the global temperature rise over known history. xkcd-global-temperatures ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 1 Climate Council – Global Warming in Comic Form
A recent BBC article, based on work published in the journal Nature Geoscience recently, has put the current rate of carbon emissions is a historical context. Based on ocean sediments, a dramatic warming event around 56 million years ago called the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) put about four billion tonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere per year. Today’s figure isContinue Reading….
The video below from Bloomberg Business gives a history of global warming in three minutes, and it marks 120 years since we have known that the earth is warming. I’ve tended to think of global warming and the climate change debate as relatively new, but as the video shows it has been going on for longer than I thought. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-07-21/a-brief-history-of-global-warming
Research by US scientists has cast doubt on the idea that global warming has slowed down in recent years, according to an article by the BBC. While the rate of warming over the last 15 years has been slower than the previous 15 years, updated observations show that temperatures did not plateau as previously though, and that this pause hasContinue Reading….