|Charles David Keeling atmospheric sciences|
- Continuous measurements of carbon dioxide
- from California, Antarctica, and Hawaii
- show diurnal and seasonal variations
- but also year-on-year increases
- that match global consumption of fossil fuels.
- Carbon-dioxide levels since World War II
- far exceed any level shown in ice cores
- from the last eight hundred thousand years.
- Greenhouse gases
- Ocean acidification
- Retreating glaciers
- Rising seas
- Extreme weather
- Small-island nations are in peril.
- Seas will rise and skies will dry up;
- if people don’t drown
- they will starve or die of thirst.