The Disturbing Science of Global Warming

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The Disturbing Science of Global Warming

If you can't find relief from an intolerably cold winter during the insanely sweltering summer, it might be because you're experiencing the effects of global warming. Scientists believe the environmental pandemic is caused by a number of factors. The emission of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere by ways of deforestation, pollution, carbon dioxide and more are said to play large roles in rising temperatures. When these gasses are released into the atmosphere, they create heat which becomes trapped and unable to naturally escape or dissipate. That's when things really start to heat up. Rashes of wildfires, mudslides, tsunamis and earthquakes fueled by global warming have devastated nations across the world in recent years. In fact, soon you may not have to go far for that beach vacation as sea levels have risen 8 inches since 1870.

But is global warming real? Why do some academic circles assert it's an undeniable fact, while others refute climate change altogether? Is it true that even if we were to significantly reduce carbon emissions and taking other precautions we couldn't fully reverse its effects? Learn the facts, and decide for yourself.

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Parts of the United States have experienced an extremely cold and snowy winter, which is being referred to as the 'Polar Vortex' and 'Winter Storm Hercules.' Does this winter prove that global warming is fake? Trace explains climate change and why one extreme winter does not mean global warming isn't real. Read More: If the Planet's Warming, Why Is It So Damn Cold? http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/if-the-planets-warming-why-is-it-so-damn-cold-140103.htm "In the wake of Winter Storm Hercules, parts of the East Coast will see record-low temperatures." Why Climate Change Denial Is Just Hot Air http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/12/11/climate_change_denial_why_don_t_they_publish_scientific_papers.html "I was thinking of writing a lengthy post about climate change denial being completely unscientific nonsense, but then geochemist and National Science Board members James Lawrence Powell wrote a post that is basically a slam-dunk of debunking." Earth Talk: Cold Weather Doesn't Mean Global Warming Doesn't Exist http://smdp.com/earth-talk-cold-weather-doesnt-mean-global-warming-doesnt-exist/131729 "Dear EarthTalk: Does the fact that we've had such a cold and snowy winter mean that global warming might not be such a big problem after all?" No, the Polar Vortex Does Not Disprove Global Warming http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/01/08/climate_change_the_north_polar_vortex_and_global_warming.html "The picture above, taken on Jan. 6, 2014, by the NOAA's GOES East weather satellite shows what a big chunk of the U.S. knows all too well: the southern migration of part of the North Polar Vortex, which has dropped incredibly brutal cold temperatures into the mid-latitudes." Record Cold Doesn't Disprove Global Warming http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/opinion/sobel-winter-cold-global-warming/ In much of the northeastern quadrant of the United States, the past few days have seen the coldest weather in about 20 years." Can Global Warming Be Real If It's Cold In The U.S.? Um... Yes! http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/06/can-global-warming-be-real-if-its-cold-in-the-u-s-um-yes/ "It's quite cold across much of the United States right now, thanks to the dread 'polar vortex.'" Yes, It's Cold - and Yes, Global Warming Is Still Happening http://www.livescience.com/42353-winter-storms-and-global-warming.html "Record-breaking cold winter temperatures today means global warming must be a farce, right?" Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earthtalks-global-warming-harsher-winter/ "Scientists look at the big picture, not today's weather, to see the impact of climate change." Study Finds Ancient Warming Greened Antarctica http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-179#3 "A new university-led study with NASA participation finds ancient Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than previously suspected." A Rebranding for Global Warming? http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/a-rebranding-for-global-warming/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1 "Is the White House trying to rebrand global warming?" Left Creates "Polar Vortex" to Make You Think Winter is Caused by Global Warming www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/01/06/left_creates_polar_vortex_to_make_you_think_winter_is_caused_by_global_warming "RUSH: So, ladies and gentlemen, we are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country." Photo © YUSUKE SUZUKI/Demotix/Corbis Watch More: Solving Our Nuclear Waste Problem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQKT4axR6RU TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-175-the-truth-about-diamonds?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC How Soon Can We Predict Weather? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DygssIxEnA ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com

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