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The atmosphere surrounding our planet has warmed anywhere from 0.5 to 1.0°C (1 to 2°F) over the last century or so. This small amount may make a huge difference.
It could cause glaciers to melt and, potentially, sea level to rise. We could see even more of this in the future, (maybe another 3°C, or 5°F).
So the story goes. This is a common projection believed by many. The inconvenient truth is that we don't know exactly, not even Al Gore, and we may be surprised by the results.
A definition of global warming would have to include a measurable, consistent temperature rise, like the one we have seen in recent history.
But one question remains – Is it an unusual, or an anthropogenic, change? Much debate about this one continues. That's a definite global warming fact, no matter what anyone tries to say to the contrary.
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Here's an even better one: is it catastrophic? Could be. Yes, we will see coastal flooding, perhaps over large tracts of land as is projected for Bangladesh. People adapt. They move. The build retaining walls. We have done it before.
Here's a bit of the science. The global warming green house effect really is a bogus term. A greenhouse keeps warm by physically trapping the
inside and preventing convection. The atmosphere helps keep the planet warm by impeding outgoing radiation instead.
The earth gets one kind of energy, visible light primarily, from the sun and gives off another kind, infra-red radiation. This second type is what gets trapped by "green house gases" (GHG's) in the atmosphere.
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The leading gases are Carbon-dioxide, Methane, Ozone and Nitrous Oxide. Gas analyzers show the
of this stuff have increased somewhat since the beginning of the industrial revolution.
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