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Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns. In public discourse, often used as a shorthand for the effects of anthropogenic global warming.

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Would the present rate of Antarctic ice sheet melting result in 6 inches of sea level rise this century? [on hold]

A recent CBS News article, Climate Diaries: The hottest climate science in the world's coldest place quotes Joe MacGregor, the chief scientist of NASA's Operation IceBridge mission: "Presently, the ...
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Would unprecedented, rapid, far-reaching government action to limit global warming clearly benefit people? [closed]

In its October, 2018 special report on global warming of 1.5°C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change writes in its summary for policymakers: Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require ...
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Is burning 1ha of grassland more environmentally damaging than 6000 cars?

In this video, around 10:50 Minutes, Allan Savory claims that: Now, if it does not decay biologically, it shifts to oxidation, which is a very slow process, and this smothers and kills grasses, ...
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Did climate scientists in the 1980s predict a 1 meter sea level rise by now?

Stuart Agnew is a Member of the European Parliament for the Eastern Counties (in the UK) and stood on the UKIP ticket. His web site describes attending a global warming conference in the "mid-Eighties"...
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Is this news article from 1912, essentially explaining climate change, real?

I found this image on reddit, and I'm wondering if this is real? Was this actually published over 100 years ago? Transcription: Science Notes And News COAL CONSUMPTION AFFECTING CLIMATE ...
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Is the “climate change” responsible for the 2018 European heatwave? [closed]

The following article Why is Europe going through a heatwave? as well as other articles on the current heatwave in Europe and the British Isles tend to suggest that: The heatwaves in the northern ...
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Is travelling by car better for preventing climate change than by plane?

From the Fairfax website traveller.com.au: Tourism and environmental damage: How travellers are ruining the world: Some friends of mine have stopped travelling. Pretty much, anyway. They're ...
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Does 1°C warming increase the H2O content of the atmosphere by 7%?

I recently watched a Jeremy Rifkin video in which he stated that a 1°C increase in temperature resulted in a 7% increase in atmospheric water. Seven percent seems like a pretty big number. If true, ...
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Does each doubling of CO2 cause a 2-4°C increase?

Professor Henrik Svensmark argues that cosmic rays have a strong influence on cloud formation and hence climate change. In 2016 he predicted global warming was over. He was recently the lead author of ...
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Are 19.6 pounds of CO2 produced from burning a gallon of gasoline?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, About 19.6 pounds [8.89 kg] of CO2 are produced from burning a gallon of gasoline that does not contain fuel ethanol. About 12.7 pounds [5....
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Whose account of the response to Michael Mann's original “hockey stick” analysis is correct?

New York has filed a lawsuit against several Big Oil firms on the grounds that they fomented contrarian opinion to undermine some findings in climate science. In one part of the suit they claim the ...
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Does Susan Crockford have any scientific credentials related to polar bears?

A recent paper Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy by a number of very well known climate campaigners/experts addresses some of the media controversy about the effect of ...
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Is this video of a starving polar bear an example of starvation due to climate change? [closed]

Versions of this video showing a starving polar bear have been widely shared recently. The Guardian description of the video says: Video filmed in the Canadian Arctic provides graphic evidence of ...
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Is climate change causing jellyfish to wash up on the beach?

The following article Thousands of Venomous Portuguese Man O’ Wars Wash Ashore in Australia: ‘It Was the Stuff Of Nightmares’ details an event where a large number of a jellyfish creatures washed up ...
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Have 400 scientific papers been published in 2017 which cast doubt on Anthropogenic Climate Change?

This article posted on the Climate Change Dispatch website makes the claim: During the first 10 months of 2017, 400 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that ...
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Is publicly-funded housing more likely to be in areas of large US cities with lower elevation? [closed]

In large US cities, is there any correlation between elevation and property value? Specifically, does publicly-funded housing tend to be built in areas with lower elevation than higher-priced housing? ...
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Are global temperatures cooler in 2017 than 2007?

The Global Warming Policy Forum claimed (9-Aug-2017): An inconvenient truth: Global temps were warmer when Al Gore won the 2007 Nobel Prize than today, even after the 2015/16 super El Nino. ...
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In Miami, can you see fish from the ocean swim on the streets because of the sea level rise?

I was reading this article at theblaze.com that talks about an interview Al Gore had with Chris Wallace (shown on Fox News on Sunday Jun 4, 2017). The article focuses on claims that Al Gore had made ...
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Do cows produce more CO2 than cars?

In this article and many others, I read that cows are contributing to the climate change more than cars in releasing CO2. A United Nations report has identified the world's rapidly growing herds ...
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Did the Donald Trump organization cite “rising sea levels due to climate change” in a permit request in Ireland?

This Politico article claimed in 2016 that Trump's organization submitted a permit request that cites climate change as the driving reason: The New York billionaire is applying for permission to ...
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Could global warming lead to an oxygen shortage by 2100? [duplicate]

In this report of a mathematical model (original paper here) about the response of ocean plankton to climate change, its author claims the following: By 2100, the earth at sea level could have ...
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Does Leonardo DiCaprio fly on private jets?

Does Leonardo DiCaprio fly on private jets? Example claim: Leonardo DiCaprio flies 8,000 miles in private jet to accept ‘green award' Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio flew an additional 8,000 miles ...
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Does the temperaure anomaly correlate with solar irradiance? [duplicate]

(source) Just wanted to know of its validity. Would be helpful.
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To what extent do needle trees contribute to fine dust pollution?

Today I ran into an article concerning cars and their effect on the existence of particulate matter. Especially the last paragraph caught my attention where it is claimed that coniferous also ...
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Does the logarithmic nature of global warming invalidate climate change claims?

NOTE It is rather unfortunate that I initially omitted the crucial part of the article I linked below (because the wording was stilted and confusing), and I was rather imprecise in my own claims. ...
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Is the Great Barrier Reef dead after 25,000,000 years of being alive?

The New York Post published an article in 2016 titled Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016). The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 ...
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Does the Kiri Tree reduce carbon dioxide emissions ten times more than the average tree?

The About section of the Kiri Tree website says: The tree is known to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions ten times more than the average tree and also in return produce ten times more oxygen ...
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Did NOAA publish a fake map with temperature data it doesn't have?

At the Deplorable Climate Science Blog, he claims that this map was published: When this is the reality The map above (the first map) is fake. NOAA has almost no temperature data from Africa, and ...
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Will plant-life on Earth end due to too little CO2?

According to a 2013 Daily Mail article : greater evaporation and chemical reactions with rainwater will take away more and more carbon dioxide. In less than a billion years, its levels will ...
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Is Donald Trump forcing the EPA to take down all climate change information?

According to the Independent article Donald Trump orders Environmental Protection Agency to delete all climate change information from its website The Trump administration is forcing the ...
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Have climate models in the 80's and 90's accurately predicted today's climate? [closed]

Climate models seem to pretty useful tools for predicting future climate. Considering constant refinement of the models and Moore's law, it is conceivable that today's climate models are far more ...
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Did Donald Trump say that “global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese”?

In the Presidential debate of 26th September, Hillary Clinton claimed that "Donald Trump said that global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese" . Trump replied several times "I did not say that"....
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Is global warming impossible because of CO₂'s dilution?

Gary Novak argues (e.g. in his book, Science Errors and on his web site) that climate models are incorrect, because of a missing "dilution" factor. Climatologists skipped over the dilution factor. ...
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Is this refutation of Climate Change scientifically valid? [closed]

From this article. I don't like Breitbart as a source but I try hard to make sure I don't dismiss entirely their claims without reason. I'd like help interpreting their claims. A German professor ...
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Do 40% of U.S. Americans think that global warming is unproblematic since Christ will return soon?

Noam Chomsky states in a recent interview: One of the difficulties in raising public concern over the very severe threats of global warming is that 40 percent of the US population does not see why ...
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Is half of the climate change in the past 110 years due to natural variation in the Sun's output?

A NASA website says: Of the many trends that appear to cause fluctuations in the Sun’s energy, those that last decades to centuries are the most likely to have a measurable impact on the Earth’s ...
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Are we in a low CO2 period, compared to the last 590 million years?

In 2012 Burt Rutan, the aircraft designer, posted these slides summarizing his take on global warming/climate change. Slide 14 is In the big picture we are now in a low CO2 period. The 20th ...
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Will most tropical and temperate areas be uninhabitable with a 5 degree increase in temperature?

I've seen this image circulated on message boards a few times, and I'm wondering if it has any scientific basis. Red is uninhabitable land, and green is all that is left after a global rise of 5°...
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Will global warming reduce available oxygen?

I saw a friend "like" this news article on Facebook which claims that phytoplankton would stop oxygen production: "If the world’s oceans warmed by 6 degrees Celsius—a realistic possibility if ...
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Does global warming even exist? [duplicate]

The controversy around the existence of global warming is very prominent, and hot debate. There are as many people claiming that global warming doesn't exist, as there are claiming that it exists. ...
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Has there been no global warming for 18 years? [duplicate]

I have heard Ted Cruz and other people multiple times say that there has been no global warming for the past 18 years. They usually pull this chart (which has gone viral, and can be found on dozens ...
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Are annual contributions to carbon in the atmosphere due to human activities increasing by 6% per annum?

I recently began reading the 2014 book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. When speaking about the amount of carbon that is added to the atmosphere by human activities (...
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Is AGW a scientific theory? [duplicate]

I believe the anthropogenic global warming is a fact, and that the scientific community has reached a consensus about it, but may we call it a (proved) scientific theory? This question was also done ...
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Is Antarctica gaining or losing ice?

A recent NASA study says Antarctica is gaining ice: Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) data (2003–08) show mass gains from snow accumulation exceeded discharge losses by 82 ± 25 Gt a–...
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Did Exxon suppress its own scientific results on climate change?

Some environmentalists have recently claimed that Exxon did research on global warming and then suppressed the results. For example, Bill Mckibben writes this in the Guardian: Exxon knew all that ...
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Is there one climate model equation or are there many? [closed]

I was reading an article referenced by the No Agenda show on Dr. David Evans of Australia pointing out a flaw in the equation now, either I'm thinking of this too simplistically, he is thinking about ...
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Has the historical average temperature stayed the same since 1980 [closed]

Thanks to Wolfram Alpha we have access to a great deal of historical temperature data. One would think that through Wolfram Alpha one would see a visual trend in temperature upwards as it has ...
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Do the Alberta tarsands/oilsands potentially contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions? [closed]

According to 15 ways Alberta doesn’t get the credit it deserves on the Environment: The [Canadian/Albertan] oilsands contribute less than 0.15% of global GHG emissions, a number that has been ...
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Chemtrails : A dangerous govt. plot or just another debunked theory? [duplicate]

According to countless chemtrail research theories , trails left in the sky by high-flying govt. aircraft are dangerous chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed for reasons undisclosed to ...
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Are current climate models too vague to be physically or scientifically meaningful? [closed]

In a recent article on the climate skeptic site Watts Up With That backed up with a published paper in Energy and Environment, Pat Frank argues that current climate simulation models are ...