The Cold Truth

Wilson, Jim
October 2004
Popular Mechanics;Oct2004, Vol. 181 Issue 10, p46
This article presents information on models predicting global warming. For years critics of international treaties aimed at controlling greenhouse gases claimed that the complex mathematical models that predict widespread global warming were wrong. The latest look at those models suggests those critics may have been right. The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO sub 2), the chief greenhouse gas released by burning fossil fuels, is now about 380 parts per million (ppm). Palm trees lived in Wyoming, crocodiles lived in the Arctic, Antarctica was a pine forest and the sea level was at least 300 ft. It also appears that temperature swings can occur abruptly, Thomas Crowley, a professor at Duke University, told a recent conference on Global Warming sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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