A Climate in Change

A Climate in Change

  • Submitted By: rutbisse
  • Date Submitted: 04/21/2013 10:09 AM
  • Category: Science
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Research paper
A climate in change


”The average temperature on earth could increase with 4 degrees within this century.” This could have been a headline in any Swedish newspaper during the last 10 years. It is a headline that easily could have been accepted as by the public as actual facts without any further thoughts. Even if this statement does not necessarily have to be inaccurate, it does not fable the entire truth.
With this in mind, I decided I would try to give both my self and the reader a more distinct picture of the climate issue. As the change of climate is a subject field too vast for me to immerse in, I will narrow my research by choosing two eminent scientists who will represent two immensely different opinions on the matter. The goal is to give a person who is unfamiliar to the subject a comprehension for the problem, an overview of the general opinion of the scientists and subsequently establish their own opinion.
Since the problems of climate change is so complex and also varies with location, it mays seem excessively difficult to gain insight to. Therefore, a compilation of the most fundamental facts processes that affects the climate will be presented. Thenceforward, an introduction of the two scientists will be displayed. I have chosen the two most prominent researchers in their area of expertise. James Hansen will represent the side that claims the anthropogenic impacts on the climate require immediate attention. The other side is the more “sceptical” one and will be represented by Richard Lindzen who claims a great deal of false or unverified information circulates.

Basic facts

Throughout the history the temperature on earth have been under constant change. It was only after the Little Ice Age that the heating we see today began. Since the year 1880 the temperature has increased with 1,5 degrees and will probably rise another 0,5 degrees, even if all the emissions were to stop this moment. Earlier observations...

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