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Monday, December 08, 2008

Graphic Warming


El Morro National Monument

At The Guardian, George Monbiot, dealt with the issue of climate change denial in his Dec. 9 column. He did a nice job of debunking some of the prominent deniers. Monbiot's column and the predicted responses also provided a good illustration of how reciting facts such as those illustrated in the following graphs have little practical impact on the political process. His suggestion is that changing the way we talk about the issue and shifting the focus to broader community concerns will be a more effective strategy. That seems a line of thought that is consistent with the U.S. election outcome.



Global Warming


The Rate of Change



CO2 Emissions



Arctic Sea Ice Loss



Species Extinction

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