Anthropogenic Global Warming

Martin Hackworth
Idaho State University
Department of Physics


    There is perhaps no major scientific issue of our time that has been as misrepresented in the public sphere as that of global climate change.  The current trend in global warming is a reality and almost certainly anthropogenic in nature.  Every scientific society whose members are involved in climate research, including the National Academy of Sciences.  The American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, NASA and NOAA have issued statements concluding that the evidence for anthropogenic climate change is overwhelming.
    Although climate change is a complex issue, the basic controls of climate are well understood.  This presentation will cover the basic controls of climate and the influences that humans have on the current trend in global climate change.