The Copenhagen Diagnosis is a major climate change report released on November 24, 2009. Key findings in the report include that climate-related changes are happening faster than scientists expected only a few years ago and that the average scientific projection for sea level rise has increased sharply.
Wildfires in Washington State have increased significantly in recent years, a shift that appears linked to climate change.
Arctic sea ice acts like a heat shield, reflecting most of the sunÃ¢Â€Â™s energy. As the ice has melted back, it reflects less, and the planet is absorbing more heat.
Present vs. projected August days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit
CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.
In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.
If current trends in burning coal and other fossil fuels continue, average temperatures in the U.S. are projected to increase by roughly 10Ã‚Â°F by 2100.