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polar red (215081) writes "22 years of banning CFCs is starting to pay off. Researchers have finally been able to measure a reduction in size of the ozone layer hole, after finding the source of its fluctuations." Link to Original Source top
polar red writes "A new study has a startling conclusion : the earth is warming faster than many believed, and the core of the problem are feedback loops, contributing to a 4 degrees celcius rise by 2055. We only have to cut emissions by 3% yearly to stay within a safe 2 degree rise." Link to Original Source top
polar red (215081) writes "The new IPCC report indicates higher chances of Humans causing GW than before. from 66%-90% in 2001 to >90% likely now, with temperatures rising between 1.8 and 4C, leading to 28-43cm higher sea levels by 2100, and more than 66% chance of impact on storm intensity. BBC news link" Link to Original Source top
polar red (215081) writes "Since a few years, scientists find a new type of warm wind flowing to the north pole; it could seriously affect the ice-cap, and is seen as evidence of global warming(natural or man-made)" Link to Original Source top
polar red writes "Many people hold off the idea that humanity could be responsible for global warming. A common scapegoat is the story about rising solar activity. This study shows that the sun is not responsible for the warming in the last decades." Link to Original Source top