Category Archives: Global climate change

Sustainability update: June 2012

It’s been sixteen months since I last posted, and much has happened on the sustainability front during that time. A huge positive development has been the transition from coal to natural gas in many US power plants. This has mainly … Continue reading

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Global Climate Change: Theory and Evidence

Perhaps the greatest challenge to sustainability is Global Climate Change (GCC). Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2), a known greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. This has led to a steady rise in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. … Continue reading

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A Message to Science Educators and Students about Global Climate Change

A recent poll of climate scientists by the University of Illinois found that 97% now accept that human activity is causing climate change (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/01/19/eco.globalwarmingsurvey/index.html). Yet many high school and university science educators who are not climatologists remain skeptical, and pass … Continue reading

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