Climate change, formerly known as global warming, is the idea that the earth's climate is undergoing a period of rapid change. The majority of the world's scientists agree that this is happening, and that it is anthropogenic (i.e. caused by humans). The administration of Donald Trump has cast doubt on this, as do the fossil fuel lobby. Most of the documents at the foot of this article dispute the reality of climate change as presented by corporate media.
Recent Weather Records
Extreme weather events
The phrase 'climate change' is used in preference to 'global warming' since it is predicted[By whom?] to amplify instability in the world's climate, resulting in more extreme events of all kinds, such as wind, temperature, atmospheric pressure, droughts, flash floods etc.
Melting polar ice caps
20 Year IMBIE Study
A study from 2012 that was analyzing satellite data starting from 1992 came to conclude that the polar ice sheets are melting at an increased pace. According to one of the authors of the study, Andrew Shepherd: "It's the first time all the people who have estimated changes in the size of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets using satellites over the past 20 years have got together to produce a single result,". The study found that ice melting from Antarctica and Greenland has contributed 20% to the overall sea level rising in that same period. Two thirds are coming from Greenland even while it has only one tenth of the size of Antarctica, probably due to its position closer to the equator and warmer air. The rest of the sea level rising is attributed to thermal expansion of a warming ocean, melting of mountain glaciers, small Arctic ice caps and groundwater mining. The Antarctic is distinguished between east and west. Since the wests glaciers are at sea level, the warming of the sea there is accelerating the melting. The east is mostly above sea level and thanks to appropriate temperatures there is snowfall and the ice sheet actually growing.
25 Year IMBIE Study
The 2018 update of the study found the conclusion from five years before confirmed and observed a threefold increase in ice loss since 2012. It is generally acknowledged that the ice loss in Antarctica is more severe in areas where there is direct contact with the ocean. In 2017 it was reported that in the west of Antarctica NASA discovered a 'mantle plume' which could be a cause of the ice melting in the region today. However, the observation is not a point where definitive conclusions can be drawn.
The earth's magnetic poles are undergoing a period of rapid shift. The reasons for this, and its potential consequences remain unclear. Some commentators have suggested that this may have disasterous consequences, but NASA wrote in 2012 that "this causes no dramatic effects, and will not lead to problems in 2012."
Climate change sceptics
|International Maritime Organization||“Despite being responsible for close to 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the shipping sector remains outside of the UN Paris Agreement on climate. It has achieved this through corporate capture of the International Maritime Organization”|
|Document:Climate stupidity and human survival||article||22 May 2015||Denis Rancourt||A broad-canvass look at the context of allegedly catastrophic, CO2-induced, anthropogenic global warming.|
|Document:Global Warming: Truth or Dare?||article||Denis Rancourt|
|Document:Is the burning of fossil fuel a significant planetary activity?||article||21 August 2010||Denis Rancourt|
|Document:No Need to Panic About Global Warming||article||28 January 2012||Editorial staff|
|Document:People and Data Cherry-Picked For the IPCC Political Agenda||article||20 April 2014||Tim Ball||A cogent critique of the UN IPCC personnel and methodology designed to suborn and harness science to a clearly political agenda. Written by a Doyen of climate science and author of the book "The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science".|
|Document:The Corporate Climate Coup||article||1 May 2007||David F. Noble|
|Document:The Gargantuan Lie of Climate Science||article||21 March 2011||Denis Rancourt|
|File:Climategate-emails.pdf||article||March 2010||John Costella|
|File:Global Climate Alarmism and Historical Precedents.pdf||paper||September 2013||Richard S. Lindzen||Authoritative opinion from one of the world's leading climate scientists and IPCC member working on the 1995 and 2001 Assessment reports|
|File:WFS klaus lecture 2012.pdf||speech||August 2012||Václav Klaus||"I feel obliged to warn against the arguments and ambitions of the believers in the global warming doctrine..."|