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The Trump administration has put scientists and science under siege. The only defense we have is the truth, which of course, in this day and age, places us at an enormous disadvantage. So, don’t believe a word I say — but you might believe a few of the following sources of information on global warming, climate change and climate science before you disregard our most sincere warnings.
— NOAA Climate.gov (@NOAAClimate) January 18, 2017
The climate is changing because of global warming. Exceptional warming is primarily the result of burning fossil fuels and other anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Global warming is recognized as the greatest threat humanity has ever faced if not addressed immediately. If ignored, the planet faces unrecoverable and catastrophic changes that will threaten all life and human civilization in particular.
If this is hyperbole and a hoax, why is the world spending trillions of dollars to mitigate, adapt and improve resilience? How could the following organizations be duped into drinking the Kool-Aid of false science?
Look at these links and judge for yourself. And remember, this is only a tiny fraction of sites available to conduct your research. Select any major university, academy of science or scientific institution and discover the truth for yourself.
Do you believe science and scientists or politicians and fossil-fuel corporations?
Even after the inauguration of climate-denier Donald Trump, there are gigabytes and gigabytes of climate science research accessible on government websites — for now.
- The NOAA’s climate website publishes up-to-date climate news, data and research. Their Twitter account is superb, offering followers a more casual way to interact with the latest climate science.
- Likewise, NASA has its own website dedicated to climate change. With updated statistics and beautiful visuals, it’s a must for those seeking the scientific facts underlying global warming. There are even specific pages dedicated to the evidence supporting human-caused warming, as well as pages detailing the causes of climate change and the scientific consensus that it is anthropogenic.
- The EPA has a climate website of its own. Additionally, the EPA’s Climate Change Adaption Plan — which relies on peer-reviewed scientific information — acknowledges the reality of climate change and looks to mitigate its effects on the agency’s mission.
- The Department of Defense is exploring the security risks of climate change via The Center for Climate and Security, which publishes research on its website. Speaking of those risks, here they are. The Pentagon has even ordered its top officials to consider climate change when making orders.
Visit the website of any major university and you’ll find countless research, data and reports on human-caused climate change. Look beyond American institutions, and you’ll soon discover there’s a global consensus amongst academics that we must act now. Here are a few examples:
- University of Edinburgh
- Oxford University
- Harvard University
- Tsinghua University
- University of Exeter
- University of Melbourne
- Yale University
- Stanford University
Do these bastions of knowledge and learning have it all wrong? Have the world’s most intelligent scholars been led astray by a left-wing conspiracy? Or is it more likely that certain politicians seek to delegitimize the obvious science because of their ties to the fossil-fuel industry?
National Climate Assessments
In 2000, the U.S. government published its first National Climate Assessment. The report sought ways to mitigate the harsh effects of climate change. Two more reports have been published since, with a fourth in development. Other countries have followed suit, because failing to address climate change would threaten their national security. Here are some examples:
- National Climate Assessment (2014)
- EU Climate Adaption Strategy
- Country-by-country adaptation plans and strategy
- European Commission Climate Action Assessment, Strategy and Policy
- China’s National Assessment Report on Climate Change
- China’s Third National Assessment Report on Climate Change (2015)
- India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Assessment (2010)
- India: Pathways to Sustaining Rapid Development in a New Climate Economy (Especially significant because it shows an increase in India’s GDP after aggressive sustainable energy and climate change measures were introduced.)
- Scholarly articles assessing impacts, resilience, adaptation and future of climate change on Australia and New Zealand.
- Climate Change and its Impacts in Japan (2012)
- Climate Impacts Threatening Japan Today and Tomorrow
- An overview of the research project “Comprehensive Research on Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Policies” (2013)
- Research Study: “The 1st and 2nd Assessment Reports on Climate Change and its Consequences in the Russian Federation,” Russian Academy of Sciences (2008), (2014)
- Environmental Climate Change Assessment (2013 – 2017)
Egypt is located at the most significant trade route between the East and Europe because of the Suez Canal. The stability of Egypt is therefore critical to the stability of Europe and the entire Mediterranean region. The Nile is the key to Egypt’s economy, food and water. As the climate of north Africa goes, so goes Egypt.
Indonesia is the most populated Muslim nation and the fourth most populated nation on Earth. It is also a major emitter of greenhouse gasses. The economy is growing rapidly, but as of yet is not able to adapt to clean, sustainable energy without outside assistance by industrialized nations. Without assistance in sustainable energy development, it will become the third and then second largest emitter of greenhouse gasses.
It’s clear the world understands the FACT of climate change and is spending trillions to ensure a sustainable future. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is spending billions to return to the dark ages, oligarchy and fascism.