Today’s climate change deniers are the present day flat earth society; I don’t know how else to view them. How is it that so many people are starting to actually believe the preferred point of view of the oil and gas industry? It boggles my mind, but so do the followers of Harold Camping and “the Rapture“…or Scientologists…I could go on. We have written about this HERE; the bottom line is the science.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is around 2,500 scientists in 130 countries with several other people helping and assisting in the development of materials related to climate change. In other words – these are the experts that you should fucking listen to.
The IPCC writes:
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most important anthropogenic GHG. Its annual emissions grew by about 80% between
1970 and 2004. The long-term trend of declining CO2 emissions per unit of energy supplied reversed after 2000.
Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 (379ppm) and CH4 (1774ppb) in 2005 exceed by far the natural range over the last 650,000 years. Global increases in CO2 concentrations are due primarily to fossil fuel use, with land-use change providing another significant but smaller contribution. It is very likely that the observed increase in CH4 concentration is predominantly due to agriculture and fossil fuel use.
There is very high confidence that the net effect of human activities since 1750 has been one of warming.
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