Thursday, September 17, 2015

Which of these simple scientific facts do Climate Deniers deny

Which of the following do climate deniers deny:

- Carbon Dioxide and Methane are greenhouse gases meaning they reduce the amount of heat the Earth can radiate away from the surface of the planet by absorbing infrared radiation

- Humans generate and disperse into the atmosphere over 100 million tons of carbon dioxide PER DAY.

- Carbon dioxide is chemically inert in the atmosphere, remaining as an atmospheric gas for many years. The increased carbon dioxide component of the atmosphere is accumulating at an increased rate (100 million tons per day) increasing the greenhouse effect.

- As carbon dioxide is slowly reabsorbed from the atmosphere by the planet much of it enters the oceans causing increased ocean acidification (about 1/4 of all carbon dioxide emitted from use of fossil fuels over the last 200 years has been absorbed into the world's oceans). Carbon dioxide combines with seawater to form carbonic acid which erodes the shells of much of the base of the oceanic food pyramid.

- In the period from 1800 to 2014 these two processes, the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans due to the burning of fossil fuels, have increased carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere by 43% and ocean acidity by 30%

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