Questions tagged [climate-change]

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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Do active volcanoes emit more CO₂ than humans?

We all know that volcanoes emit a tremendous amount of CO₂ when they erupt. I've often heard people argue that the amount of CO₂ an erupting volcano emits dwarfs the amount of CO₂ that humans emit in ...
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Does CO₂ cause Global Warming?

I know there is global warming, and I know that it is caused by human activity, but is carbon dioxide the cause of it? I read somewhere that apparently increase of CO₂ doesn't cause the increase in ...
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Did we have a “global cooling” 40 years ago?

I was reading Superfreakanomics and the book argues that we had a global cooling period 40 years ago? Is that claim accurate?
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Did the development of agriculture prevent an ice age occurring?

The television program How the Earth Made Us has argued that the development of agriculture prevented a new ice age, due to methane production from livestock, and the burning of natural vegetation for ...
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Would avoiding the eating of meat stop global warming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is being a vegan more environmentally friendly than otherwise? Would it be sufficient for people to stop eating meat to stop global warming? I've heard that the process to ...
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What are the greatest successes of long term climate prediction?

Seth Roberts claims that the field of climate modelling hasn't produced models that have effectively predicted future climate events. According to him the models are only validated on past data. Is ...
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Has global mean temperature at sea level increased since 1900?

It is generally accepted that the Earth's global mean (average) temperature has varied throughout history. Given the difficulties of accurately measuring and calculating temperatures across the ...
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Do human activities contribute to climate change?

There is lots of evidence that I have seen showing correlation between human activities and climate change but what evidence is there to support causation?