And while I understand at an intellectual level why many people still deny this reality, it still boggles my mind.
For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes.
Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys.
Also, as a summary from NOAA puts it: The small squiggles in this graph charting the trend in the atmosphere’s concentration of carbon dioxide are the result of a natural seasonal cycle.
Human emissions of CO2 from fossil-fuel burning and other activities is the cause of the long-term rising trend.
And 2015, you might recall, broke the previous record set just the year prior in 2014, thus making for that streak of three record-setting years in a row.
The long-term trend of human-caused warming combined with an extremely strong El Niño event early in the year to produce 2016’s record-setting warmth, according to the report, published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.It focuses on spectacular visuals related to the science of our planet, with an emphasis (although not an exclusive one) on the unfolding Anthropocene Epoch.Tom Yulsman is Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder.But the even bigger news here, I thought, was that the increase in CO2 over 2015’s average value: 3.5 parts per million.This is the largest annual increase observed in the 58-year record.Okay, I admit that I don’t really know the odds of a snowball surviving in hell.