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Emerging Negative Effects of Climate Change

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Climate change is caused by greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide and methane, increasing in the atmosphere. This results in atmospheric warming. There are also many secondary effects. Increasing atmospheric temperatures and disruptions in atmospheric and ocean currents  have caused major changes to weather patterns around the world. This paper is about an emerging understanding of the changes, and the impacts (so far), especially in North America.

Note that I updated this paper (minor) in July of 2021. This paper was originally posted in September 2019.

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Matt Chester on May 15, 2019

Great resource, thanks for contributing it John.

I think one of the most important negative effects to focus on, as well, is the so-called 'death spiral' that can be created. Effects like the melting of the frozen tundra leading to a release of massive pockets of CO2 trapped underneath that would then be released and create a cycle of more climate change (among other cyclical carbon effects) are some of the most perilous aspects of the teeter-totter we find ourselves on. 

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Ronald GD Davis on May 16, 2019

I have read many articles about atomospheric data and one thing is clear, the jury is out .. Dr. Fredrick Singer work helped to debunk the earth island heat effect which took screwed data (earth island) and mixed it with other data to push Rodney Strongs Carbon Credit Agenda ..

I attended a conference in San Francisco where I listened to a talk and debate by a number of climatologist and Dr. Singer introduce the NASA data which demonstrates that all planets in our solar system have one thing in common .. The temperature increases and decreases track on every planet on every planet in our solar system .. What does this actually mean when Neptune and Pluto have no COx gasses on those planets ? I means the the Sun's affect on all the planets change as the spectral and energy shifts in the sun happen .. What people should find alarming is that the rate of change in the sun's blue / red and red / blue has become more violent .. We have also seen a recient uptic in supermassive sun surface activity .. We are now being warned that their is a high likelihood of a Super CME to happen soon .. 

I am sure the implecations are clear .. In the great climate debate we see that NO ONE is talking about Geo Engineering and the experimentation going on all over the earth by a dozen countries .. Why isn't their outrage with someone heating / cooling the upper atomophere and the effects it has on a global scale ? .. I humbly submit we have bigger fish to fry .. 

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