Severe winter weather has been causing many to question whether the globe is actually warming. Here’s the science that proves it is.
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It’s Cold Outside. Cue the Trump Global Warming Tweet.
“With unusually frigid weather gripping much of the Eastern United States this week, President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to cast doubt on the reality of climate change, but he appeared unaware of the distinction between weather and climate.”
Half of Trump Voters Agree Global Warming Is Happening
“President Trump has cast doubts about global warming, once calling it a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese in order to destroy the US economy, and has appointed climate change deniers to his Cabinet. He’s also championed the nation’s ailing coal industry and expressed skepticism about domestic renewable energy production. The majority of his supporters feel differently, according to data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.”
It Might Still Be Possible to Limit Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees Celsius
“The world may have a better chance of averting the worst of climate change than many scientists believe and with quick action, may be able to hit the most ambitious goals of the Paris climate pact.”
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Climate-change experts are researching ways to cool down the planet using geoengineering. How could spraying chemicals into the stratosphere help counteract global warming?
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What if you discovered a way to cool down the planet? Extreme weather events are becoming more common and more ferocious. As the surface temperature of earth continues to rise, so too will the ferocity of natural disasters.
In 2018 scientists will take bold steps to explore a technology that could reverse the effects of climate-change. They’re looking at ways to reflect sunlight back into space and cool down the planet.
Insurers say the number of weather-related disasters has quadrupled since 1970. While world leaders are debating and disputing climate-change and the ways in which humans alter their behaviour on earth, some scientists discuss changes to the earth itself.
In 2018, they’ll take to the stratosphere to learn what it might take – or cost – to cool the planet directly. Geoengineering is the pioneering science that could well be on everyone’s lips in 2018.
The team from Harvard University is the first in the world to test the effects solar geoengineering might have in the stratosphere.
The experiments in 2018 won’t impact the climate, but if one day implemented, this controversial intervention could help curb extreme weather events.
Solar geoengineering has the potential to save lives, but it also poses unknown risks. And there are fears that merely researching geoengineering might be detrimental to the long-term fight against climate-change.
Some environmentalists say that the drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions could be lost if there’s seen to be a quick fix.
And deciding who controls a technology that affects everyone on the planet won’t be easy. Ultimately solar geoengineering could prove a risk not worth taking. But ignoring it now could be even more dangerous.
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