The Truth About Climate Change

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In what will come as a surprise to almost no one, 2012 was another record year for the volume of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Breaking records every year for the greenhouse gases that cause climate change make it less likely than we humans can slow or reverse the effects of human caused climate change and keep global warming within the 2 degree Celsius target, set at a Copenhagen summit in 2009. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud, speaking at a press conference ahead of next weeks UN conference to work on emissions cuts said: “The increase in CO2 is mostly due to human activities. The actions we take now or don’t take now will have consequences for a very, very long period. Even if we were able to stop today – we know it’s not possible – the ocean would continue to warm and to expand and the sea level would continue to rise for hundreds of years.”

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  1. What kills me is the gullibility in some that leads to certainty in denialism. Comments like this: “CO2 has never been proven to cause global warming on any planet. Find the evidence!” This was on a piece by Naomi Klein entitled “How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt.”

    The response must take the power of capital into account. There are a lot of paid liars writing these type of comments, so I asked “Who’s paying you, Charles or David Koch?”

    As bad as climate change is, the Fukushima nuke site could become much worse very quickly. The corporation has to move hundreds of submerged fuel rods without letting them come in contact with air in a wrecked containment facility. Disaster doesn’t cover the potential of an accident.

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