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It's like a "whodunit" mystery.  We know the suspects. . .

Think of it like a who-dun-it mystery. Scientists have identified all the "usual suspects" sun, aerosols, land over, volcanoes, etc. ...

It's the sun?  That coffin has so many nails. . . "

“That’s a coffin with so many nails in it already that the hard part is finding a place to hammer in a new one.” — Geophysicist Ray Pierrehu ...

The bad news: It's us. The good news:  We can stop it.

The bad news: we are causing it.
The good news: we can stop it.

'Little old us? We're not important enough to alter the planet.'

Humans have overrun the planet to live in every ecosphere. We have had a dramatic impact on natural resources in every land we have colonise ...

Just one extra beer bottle, every day. . .

Every day, beer is delivered to a restaurant in crates, and the driver takes away the empty bottles from the previous day in the same crates ...

If common sense were enough, we wouldn't need science.

"It may not be common sense, but if common sense were good enough, we wouldn't need science."

Slowing emissions is like slowing credit card spending...

Slowing emissions of carbon dioxide is somewhat like slowing credit-card spending and expecting your debt to shrink.

We're not first.   Pond scum did it 2 billion years ago!

Human's aren't the first species to alter the atmosphere; that distinction belongs to cyanobacteria, (blue-green algae) which, some two bill ...

Past climate change is no comfort.  It's cause for concern.

"Past climate change is not a source of comfort. It's a cause for concern."— John Cook

Mark Twain was wrong:   We actually are doing something.

Mark Twain famously said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." It turns out that he was wrong. We have ...

Extreme weather cause?   Like heart attack risk factors

"An obese, middle-aged man is running to catch a bus. Suddenly, he clutches his chest, falls to the ground and dies of a massive heart attac ...

Obama:  "It's the fossil fuels we insist on burning..."

“...When it comes to climate change, it's the fossil fuels we insist on burning—particularly oil—that are the single greatest cause of globa ...

AGW, like obesity, is an unexpected consequence of prosperity

Global warming, like obesity, is an unanticipated consequence of prosperity.

Would you let space aliens damage our planet?

If aliens came and damaged our planet, would you declare them 'persons' and give them money, or would you mobilize to fight them?

Greenhouse Gases wins Gold Medal in the Explanation Race

There are only a few plausible explanations for changing climate. To be accepted as a robust explanation for global warming, Greenhouse Gase ...

We have met the enemy and it is Shell

"This is, at the bottom, a moral issue; we have met the enemy and they is Shell." - Bill McKibben