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Climate Change


“With every molecule of carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere we are ignoring the early warning sirens that rapid rises in carbon dioxide are the commonality between more than ten mass extinctions of the deep past and what is happening today.” A New History of Life by Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink

What is Climate Change?

Climate change is a natural phenomenon, which continually occurs on our planet. It can be a gradual or a sudden process. What is discussed in the newspapers is the climate change associated with humanities use of fossil fuels .....

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:50
 

Fossil Fuel Ticker

See how much fossil fuel we mine world wide at a glance .....

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:00
 

What are Fossil Fuels?

Imagine the chemical ooze from decomposing animals and plants; well it contains chemical energy in the form of carbon based organic molecules. Some of the ooze (from now on a technical term on this site) collects underground or is covered at the bottom of a seabed .....

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:01
 

Fossil Fuels, Food and Population

In addition to providing electricity to power our mobile phones and heat our homes, fossil fuels provide energy to make fertilizers, pesticides, and agricultural tools and to provide agricultural transport. As a result of this abundant and relatively low cost source of energy the worlds food yields increase and greater populations can be sustained ......

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:01
 

Human Induced Climate Change

The potential for human induced climate change by carbon dioxide CO2 emission and the Greenhouse effect was deduced by a clever Swede called Arrhenius in 1896, he thought it would take thousands of years to be a problem, since CO2 emission were low back then. With 20th century industrialization it was realized in the late 1970’s - early 1980’s that human induced climate change could be a problem over the next century and by the 1990’s climate change had be come a mainstream science .....

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:01
 


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