Global Warming: Attribution, who is to blame? Anthony R. Lupo Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences 302 E ABNR Building University of Missouri – Columbia Columbia, MO 65211 Situation Today……… FIG. 2.1. Annual global surface temperature departures
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Anthony R. Lupo
Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences
302 E ABNR Building
University of Missouri – Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
FIG. 2.1. Annual global surface temperature departures
from the 1961 to 1990 average. [Sources: NOAA/
NCDC; CRU/UKMO (HadCRUT3); and NASA GISS.]
The earth-atmosphere system, courtesy of Dr. Richard Rood.
~100 Year Periods of Warming and Cooling have been Common Over the Last 2,000 Years. If recent warming is caused by CO2, then what caused all the other periods Medieval Warm Period of warming and cooling?
the diagram below:
- Yes, climate is warming
- possibly humans are contributing, but to what degree?
- there are many things about the climate still not understood.
- what should we do about it?