This is a response to a facebook post by Julie Borowski aka TokenLibertarianGirl here on youtube regarding the science of climate change. The original question she posed was:
"Do you believe that global warming is real? If so, is it a natural occurrence or man made?"
I've think I've tried to be as helpful as possible when it comes to providing a brief summary on some of the science behind climate change. However, other users such as Greenman3610 and Potholer54 have made SUPERB videos on the subject from a scientific perspective. Although I do hope that Julie (and other curious folks) take the time to inquire on the evidence and ask scientific minds on the subject, I'm not interested in a political discussion, but rather on the evidence of climate change. I probably didn't get to everything in this video, so anything I missed I'll be happy to correct.
Steinfeld, H.; P. Gerber, T. Wassenaar, V. Castel, M. Rosales, C. de Haan (2006).Livestock's long shadow
America's Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change; National Research Council (2010). Advancing the Science of Climate Change. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press
Susan Solomon, Gian-Kasper Plattner, Reto Knutti, and Pierre Friedlingstein (2009). "Irreversible climate change due to carbon dioxide emissions". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) 106 (6): 1704--9. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2009/01/28/0812721106.full.pdf
"CU-Boulder-led study shows unprecedented warmth in Arctic"
The Discovery of Global Warming
"Climatologists under pressure". Nature 462 (7273): 545--200. 2009.
Skeptical Science - "Is there a scientific consensus on global warming?"
potholer54's playlist on Climate Change:
The video I showed at the beginning -
"The U.S. Government is the Worst Polluter on the Planet":
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