Climate change is real.
We know the planet is warming by reviewing the historical record of temperatures taken around the world, in the oceans and even by satellite. The graph to the right from NASA shows the change in temperature of land and ocean measurements from 1880.
While some skeptics may point out minor downturns in temperature or extra cold storms as proof that warming is not occurring, the long term trend is clear.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a report in July of 2010 that looked at 10 key climate indicators that all point to the same finding, the evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable.
The NOAA report emphasized that humans have developed for thousands of years under one climatic state and now a new set of climatic conditions are taking shape which are consistently warmer with some areas likely to see more extreme events like severe drought, torrential rain and violent storms.
In addition, 34 national science academies around the world have made formal declarations since 2001 confirming global warming and urging reduction of greenhouse gases. For links to these reports please see our Resources Page.
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