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CLIMATE CHANGE

 

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  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) are the main greenhouse gases (GHG) contributing to global warming
  • Over the last century the earth has warmed approximately 1 degree Fahrenheit
  • The multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) report concludes that in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia, average temperatures have increased as much as 4 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit (3 to 4 degrees Celsius) in the past 50 years.
  • The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen from 290 (ppm - parts per million) in 1900 to nearly 400 ppm.
  • Industry, Electric Power Generation, Agriculture and Transportation are the four top sources of greenhouse gases (see graph below)

The past decade was the warmest ever on record, according to NASA data.

NASA maintains a database of climate indicators.

United States Global Change Research Program.

View climate change data from the United Nations Human Development Reports.

View climate change data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Past climate change data and charts from the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

 

* Statistics from government sources

 


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