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Children learning about global warming

Children learning about global warming

Global Warming is not going to on

Barry's Response - I don't know his story, but here's how it came to be: it started as a science idea over a hundred years ago, where scientists thought burning fuels would boost the greenhouse effect, which would lead to global warming. That one we all know.

It was a fringe idea until Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1980. She got support from several countries, proposing global warming as a way of tapping into the great economic success of the USA. How? By taxing carbon. Additionally, England's nuclear energy industry (which emits no greenhouse gases) was supported.

The Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research eventually became the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. We soon got flooded with politics and business interests posing as science.

In the 1990s, the government needed an excuse to close coal mines after Thatcher was replaced as PM. That kept it going.

By Tony Blair's time, everyone had jumped on the global warming bandwagon, which then became so important. There were policies around the world at this time, like Kyoto.

We're bringing science back into this. It's gonna take a while. Global warming has certainly been a hot topic among the English. Here are a few more examples of global warming and England.

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Here is some more information about the history.

Global warming is based on decades of scientific research and observations. Global warming was first understood in the late 19th century when scientists explored the relationship between atmospheric gases and Earth's temperature.

Svante Arrhenius, a Nobel laureate and Swedish chemist, helped develop the idea of global warming. Scientists hypothesized in 1896 that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activities, especially burning fossil fuels, could cause a greenhouse effect and cause Earth's climate to warm.

Arrhenius' work was studied and built upon by other scientists. Researchers studied greenhouse gases, the carbon cycle, and the effects of increasing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.

Due to scientific findings, environmental activism, and international discussions, global warming got a lot of attention in the late 20th century. Since 1988, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has synthesized and communicated scientific knowledge about climate change, including global warming, to policymakers and the public.

The pursuit of evidence for global warming and human influence has grown since then and thus the evidence itself has grown with it. Several types of research, including temperature records, ice core data, satellite observations, and computer models, have consistently shown an increase in global temperatures linked to greenhouse gas emissions.

Even though the scientific community has reached a broad consensus on global warming, there may be ongoing discussions and refinements in specific details and projections. Global warming originated from scientific exploration of Earth's climate system, and has since evolved into a topic of great significance for understanding and addressing human-induced climate change.

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