Check this out. Here are all the graphs you could possibly need to demonstrate the current science of global climate change, all in one location. Scott A. Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at Suffolk County Community College, Long Island, NY, has compiled a collection of graphs to support global warming data on Climate Progress.
If you are reading this, chances are you don’t doubt climate change is happening, after all:
20 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the past 25 years. The warmest year globally was 2005 with the years 2009, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, and 1998 all tied for 2nd within statistical certainty. (Hansen et al., 2010) The warmest decade has been the 2000s, and each of the past three decades has been warmer than the decade before and each set records at their end. The odds of this being a natural occurrence are estimated to be one in a billion! (Schmidt and Wolfe, 2009)
The graphs are grouped into several different categories, including Temperature Trends, Arctic Ice & Glacial Trends, Ocean Heat Content, Precipitation Trends, Sea-Level Rise, and more.
If you’re interested in learning more about the hard science of global climate change, this article is worth a read — the graphics are an excellent resource. Recommended.
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