Climate Reality Presentation

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 Chantilly Regional Library, Conference Room, 4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA  See map
The Climate Reality Project's Carol LeBlanc is giving a presentation on
the current state of climate change & what can be done to address
it. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Register online at http://presenters.climaterealityproject.org/presentation/15091
DRB January 28, 2014 at 03:21 PM
We know that Global Warming has been a proven hoax on the people. There actually is nothing that we can do to change what the weather does. http://herndon.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/global-warming_d639a8b1
Carol LeBlanc January 28, 2014 at 04:18 PM
97 percent of top climate scientists and every major National Academy of Science agree that man-made pollution is warming our climate. Here’s how they know. First, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased about 40 percent since humans started burning dirty energy like coal. Second, the carbon from dirty energy has a unique chemical signature that differentiates it from other sources of carbon — so we can confirm that it's coming from us. Third, we know it is carbon — not natural forces like the sun — that's responsible for the recent increase in global temperatures. Why? The lower level of the atmosphere is warming, while the middle layer is cooling. If the sun were responsible for most of the recent temperature change on Earth, both layers of the atmosphere would be warming. The evidence is inescapable: Humans ARE changing our climate.
Barbara Glakas January 28, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Tom Lettington January 28, 2014 at 11:35 PM
For DRB: Your are badly misinformed. Global Warming and the resulting Climate Change is no hoax - it is reality! The International Panel for Climate Change has just completed the fifth assessment. The diligent work by over 800 climate scientists has been rigorously reviewed and made ready for publication. The first reports of the IPCC I Working Group report says warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased. The atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide have increased to levels unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. Carbon dioxide concentrations have increased by 40% since pre-industrial times, primarily from fossil fuel emissions and secondarily from net land use change emissions. The ocean has absorbed about 30% of the emitted anthropogenic carbon dioxide, causing ocean acidification. Total radiative forcing is positive, and has led to an uptake of energy by the climate system. The largest contribution to total radiative forcing is caused by the increase in the atmospheric concentration of CO2 since 1750. Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident from the increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, positive radiative forcing, observed warming, and understanding of the climate system. If you must persist in your declaration that Climate Change is a proved hoax, I challenge you to produce your "proof".
Tom Lettington January 28, 2014 at 11:39 PM
I urge Patch readers to attend Carol's Climate Reality presentation and educate yourselves on this subject. It is the number one threat to our civilization and only by the actions of an informed and concerned citizenry can we generate the popular and political will to take the necessary actions.
Walter Hadlock January 29, 2014 at 08:16 AM
If any Patch readers, or editors, attend this meeting, I hope someone will write a report about it. I attended a similar meeting several years ago at which a person who attended a training session that resulted from the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" gave a presentation. Unfortunately, the meeting was a rehash of the movie. None of the presentation took the next step: What's next when it comes to dealing with climate change? So far I have not read anything meaningful about what needs to happen related to a carbon based economy, not just in the US, but worldwide; how are people convinced not to build along the sea shore, and so on.
Walter Hadlock January 29, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Clarification. I meant to say "... a mostly carbon fuel based economy".
DRB January 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Global Warming is a fraud. I know everyone wants to blame CO2 for all the ills of GW but there actually are no science (repeat science) to support the claim that CO2 is something that causes GW. Global Temperatures have always changed regardless of the CO2 increases. At times the increase temps of arrived prior to increases of CO2. The Earth's temperatures have historically been warmer than now for 7000 out of the last 10000 yrs. Since there have been such fluctuations in temperatures over the long run it is very evident that humans had not been the cause of those times and it is very likely that natural causes are the reasons for what we observe today. This does not allow for political and economical control so it is a non starter with the left. As to the refuge of the 97% of scientist believe it so it must be so, that is not science. Science is not a majority vote. When scientists are told that they will receive funding if they can support GW then proceed to do so that is not science but rather people without integrity. So what would we do if we humans are the cause? We will tax more of course. Follow the money for the conscientious then follow the money for who profits from the solution.
DRB January 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM
I notice that nobody has said why Global Warming is a bad thing. Would an Ice Age be better? Well, since we are in the grasp of Global Cooling the last 15yrs, and could be argued the last 30yrs., perhaps we will be sitting on icebergs soon.
DRB January 29, 2014 at 12:57 PM


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