There has been a great deal of discussion regarding climate change in the news over the past few weeks. The climate change debate is not new and unfortunately is not going away anytime soon.
The climate is changing, we have known it for a long time, and we can and must take action to stem the tide. This Round-Up covers several interesting items related to “the news” on climate change.
There are those who say climate has always changed, and that CO2 levels have always fluctuated. That’s true. But its also true that since the industrial revolution, CO2 levels in the atmosphere have climbed to levels that are unprecedented over hundreds of millennia. Here’s a short video to put recent climate change and CO2 emissions into the context of the past 800,000 years. (Tweet about this)
- Eunice Foote’s Research on CO2 Impact on Climate Warming Dates Back to 1856 (Search and Discovery) – The first scientific research linking increases of gases such as CO2 in the atmosphere and their impact on climate temperature may pre-date John Tyndall’s published work from 1859. (Tweet about this)
- Thomas Edison – Renewable Energy Visionary (Thought Co) – In 1931, the same year he died, Edison confided his concerns to his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, who by then were retirement neighbors in Florida, “...we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy – sun, wind and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” (Tweet about this)
- Nearly two years ago, on June 18, 2015, Pope Francis issued Landato Si – An Encyclical Letter on Climate Change (Tweet about this)
- What’s the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate – (Tweet about this)
- 1912 New Zealand Newspaper Article Connects Coal and Potential Negative Impact on Climate (Image) – (Tweet about this)
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