Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I read today that 2008 was a little cooler than 2007 but that by 2009 or beyond they are expecting more record average high temperatures. Carbon dioxide levels continue to climb as they have been annually tested on Moauna Loa since 1959. Yes, carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and we are presently at about 387 ppm and gaining 1-2 ppm per year. You can check the website for yourself, http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/ And for any global warming deniers out there check the USGS site with pictures of receding glaciers. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words, http://www.usgs.gov/global_change/glaciers/repeat_photography.asp. Skiers, myself included won't like this global warming trend but that will be the least of our problems as the world continues to heat up.