Modern models of climate change are grounded in observable evidence and reasonable inference, so they can be regarded as factual. Global warming happens when sunlight warms the Earth's surface and causes it to radiate he... More » Science Environmental Science

Studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals state that upward of 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that the climate is changing, likely due in part to human activity. Many prominent sc... More » Science Environmental Science

Global warming is an increase in global average atmospheric temperature that results in corresponding climate changes, possibly a result of the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a result of increased levels of ... More » Science Earth Science Atmosphere
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