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Published on November 3rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Global Warming Truth — The World is Warming (& We Are Causing It)

November 3rd, 2011 by  

Given the ridiculous strings of comments we receive here on CleanTechnica from time to time regarding global warming (claims that it’s not happening or isn’t caused by humans), I thought I should share some important global warming information with you all (information I hope will help you to find some clarity on this issue and will help you in such discussions when you find yourself in the midst of them). While these commenters are mostly (or probably entirely) just “trolls” (people posting “inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion”) who come in from other sites, I think it’s important our readers know some basic facts about global warming (since it is a, if not the, leading driver of cleantech globally). So, below is a repost of a recent article I wrote on sister site Planetsave explaining how we know global warming is caused by humans.

First, though, I’ve got a few other things to share. (Mind you, though, you can often discuss the matter for days with a troll without them budging in the face of scientific facts, so don’t hold your breath…).

Here are some links to other posts that I think are useful ongoing resources:

On common climate science myths promoted by trolls:

  1. 119 One-Liners to Respond to Climate Science Myths
  2. Global Warming Videos (Best, Funniest, Most Inspiring)

On the false scandal referred to as “climategate”:

(Short summary: Truthfully, it was a scandal, as emails covering the course of over a decade were stolen and pieces of them were published out of context in an effort to frame the scientists. While at least 7 independent evaluations have determined there was no misconduct in the scientific work of the researchers and their conclusions are as sound as ever (or even more so), many global warming deniers still claim that there was misconduct, and I’m sure many confused citizens who don’t follow the issue still think so, as well.)

  1. Yes, Climategate was Science Denier B.S.
  2. The Real Climategate Crime
  3. Climategate: One More Investigation, Still No Basis for Accusations of Misconduct
  4. Climategate Scientists Vindicated by Inquiry
  5. Mann is Off the Hook, So Let’s Look at the Real Crime (Video of Mann)

Also, it’s worth noting that a recent study by a leading global warming skeptic and professor of physics, Richard Muller, and funded by some major fossil fuel interests (i.e. the Koch brothers) to “check the work” of thousands of climate scientists found essentially the exact same warming trend as the scientists Muller was “skeptical” of. He has acknowledged this and, thankfully, the mass media has reported on it. But global warming deniers who were once in love with Muller and the project have now turned on him. In the graph below, Muller’s study is the one with the black line titled Berkeley:

best climate science study results

More on that:

  1. BEST Study (Climate Science Skeptic Study) Finds Global Warming is Real — Global Warming Deniers Are Pissed (What’s New?)
  2. Curry Lost in Denial (& Global Warming Still = More Snow)

If you want to see who else has supported the conclusions of climate scientists (and who hasn’t) here is a handy chart:

These Groups Say The Danger Of Manmade Global Warming Is A . . .
U.S. Agency for International Development
United States Department of Agriculture
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Institute of Standards and Technology
United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Energy
National Institutes of Health
United States Department of State
United States Department of Transportation
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
National Science Foundation
Smithsonian Institution
International Arctic Science Committee
Arctic Council
African Academy of Sciences
Australian Academy of Sciences
Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts
Academia Brasileira de Ciéncias
Cameroon Academy of Sciences
Royal Society of Canada
Caribbean Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Académie des Sciences, France
Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina of Germany
Indonesian Academy of Sciences
Royal Irish Academy
Accademia nazionale delle scienze of Italy
Indian National Science Academy
Science Council of Japan
Kenya National Academy of Sciences
Madagascar’s National Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Academia Mexicana de Ciencias
Nigerian Academy of Sciences
Royal Society of New Zealand
Polish Academy of Sciences
Russian Academy of Sciences
l’Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal
Academy of Science of South Africa
Sudan Academy of Sciences
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Tanzania Academy of Sciences
Turkish Academy of Sciences
Uganda National Academy of Sciences
The Royal Society of the United Kingdom
National Academy of Sciences, United States
Zambia Academy of Sciences
Zimbabwe Academy of Science
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Physics
American Medical Association
American Meteorological Society
American Physical Society
American Public Health Association
American Quaternary Association
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Society of Agronomy
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Plant Biologists
American Statistical Association
Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
Botanical Society of America
Crop Science Society of America
Ecological Society of America
Federation of American Scientists
Geological Society of America
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Natural Science Collections Alliance
Organization of Biological Field Stations
Society of American Foresters
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Society of Systematic Biologists
Soil Science Society of America
Australian Coral Reef Society
Australian Medical Association
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Engineers Australia
Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
Geological Society of Australia
British Antarctic Survey
Institute of Biology, UK
Royal Meteorological Society, UK
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
European Physical Society
European Science Foundation
International Association for Great Lakes Research
International Union for Quaternary Research
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
World Federation of Public Health Associations
World Health Organization
World Meteorological Organization
American Petroleum Institute
US Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Manufacturers
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Industrial Minerals Association
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Great Northern Project Development
Rosebud Mining
Massey Energy
Alpha Natural Resources
Southeastern Legal Foundation
Georgia Agribusiness Council
Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Corn Refiners Association
National Association of Home Builders
National Oilseed Processors Association
National Petrochemical and Refiners Association
Western States Petroleum Association
“FACT” organizations from Is There a Scientific Consensus on Global Warming?, SkepticalScience.com.
“FRAUD” organizations are petitioners v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act.

And, now, a short piece on global warming and how we know it’s being caused by humans (some of the reasons why all of the scientific bodies above support this climate science “consensus”):

Hopefully that was useful to you, and hopefully you now know where to turn when you get into a discussion with a troll.

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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