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This website section investigates the effects of combustion of fossil fuels on climate, ocean chemistry and sea level. It is shown that planet Earth has commenced spontaneous uncontrolled thermal runaway. Unless immediately halted this thermal runaway will, over the next few centuries, cause Earth's average emission temperature, as measured by a far infrared spectrometer located in outer space, to eventually increase by about 17.5 degrees C as compared to pre-industrial conditions. The factors limiting the temperature rise rate are the maximum available change in planetary albedo and the heat capacity of the oceans and the polar icecaps.

1. Personal Impact 2. Global Warming Explanation
3. Energy Metaphor 4. Glossary of Terms
5. Climate Change Introduction 6. Climate Change Quantification
7. Development of this Analysis 8. Technical Summary
9. Solar Radiation 10. Albedo
11. Radiation Physics 12. Surface Temperature of an Ideal Rotating Sphere  
13. Infrared Absorption 14. Emissivity
15. Infrared Emission 16. Global Warming
17. Temperature Data 18.
19. Earth Thermal-Chemical History 20. Carbon Dioxide Retention Time
21. Carbon Dioxide 22. Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)
23. PETM Data Analysis 24. Thermal Runaway
25. Warm State Trapping 26. Global Extinction
27. Species Preservation 28. Remedial Action
29. Irrigation 30. Sea Level
31. Consequences 32. Conclusions
33. Carbon Tax 34. Presentation Notes
35. Letter to Minister of Environment
and Climate Change, Ontario
36. Letter to Mininster of Environment
and Climate Change, Canada
37. U of T 17-02-09 Slide Presentation 38. U of T Presentation
39. Energy Policy 40. Energy Vision

This web page last updated June 19, 2018.

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