Climate Change

  • Also Known As: Global Warming


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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
-15000/00/00 Vast ice sheets which covered much of North America, northern Europe and Asia, reach their maximum between 31,000 and 16,000 BP. Islands from Long Island to Nantucket, Massachusetts begin to form from glacial til near the end of the Wisconsin Glaciation. American Coastal Plain,
-14650/00/00 Sea levels in Tahiti rise by about 14 meters (45.9 feet), at a rate of about 46 millimeters (1.8 inch) per year. Estimates indicate that half of this increase in sea level is from melting Antarctic ice. Tahiti, French Polynesia
1988/00/00 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is established with a mandate to study dangerous weather events that are caused by human activities. The intergovernmental body are not allowed study natural causes or positive effects. Palais des Nations, Geneva
1988/06/23 After studying temperatures record during the years from 1880 to 1985, NASA scientist James Hansen testifies in the US Senate that the earth is warming, that it is caused by the greenhouse effect and freak weather events will steadily increase. US Senate Chamber, United States Capitol
2002/04/13 January 31 and April 13, scientists monitoring satellite images of the Antarctic Peninsula watch as almost the entire Larsen B Ice Shelf, an area of 3,250 square km, or 1,250 square mi, splinters and collapses after 12,000 years of stability. Antarctica,
2006/05/24 "An Inconvenient Truth" a documentary by US Vice President Al Gore opens in NYC and Los Angeles. The film states that "unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gasses are taken within the next ten years, the world will reach a point of no return."
2007/12/10 One study estimated that it (North Polar ice cap) could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years. Another new study, to be presented by US Navy researchers later this week, warns it could happen in as little as 7 years. - AAG, Nobel Lecture Stockholm City Hall, Stockholm, SE
2008/06/00 ABC News journalist, Bob Woodruff, promotes the "Earth 2100" special during the American television show 'Good Morning America', by declaring that by June 2015, climate change will cause New York City to be underwater.
2012/00/00 Peter Wadhams, Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, predicts that Arctic sea ice will be gone by summer of 2015 or 2016. Arctic Ocean,
2014/00/00 Peter Wadhams, Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at University of Cambridge, predicts that the 'summer sea ice to disappear' from Arctic Ocean by 2020. "Expert predicts ice-free Arctic by 2020 as UN releases climate report" Anchorage Daily News Arctic Ocean,
2015/12/04 The Paris Agreement, an international treaty on climate change, is adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris. Each country will determined their own commitment.
2015/12/15 James Hansen, the father of climate change awareness, claims Paris agreement is a 'fraud'. Climate change activist James Hansen denounced the deal as 'worthless words'. - INDEPENDENT news UK
2016/09/03 United States deposits with the United Nations their instrument to join the Paris Agreement. "There are no shortage of cynics who thought the agreement would not happen...." Barack Obama
2017/00/00 Stronger solar activity in recent years has produced a new tourist attraction in the northwest of Ireland: View the Northern Lights at Inishowen - National Geographic's 12 Perfect Moments in Ireland County Donegal,
2017/06/01 Twenty companies place a full-page open letter to President Trump in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, urging the administration to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement.
2017/06/01 From the Rose Garden, President Trump announces that the US will cease all participation in the Paris Agreement, and begin negotiations to re-enter the agreement "on terms that are fair to the US, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers." The White House, Washington, DC
2017/06/01 Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Inc quits two President Trump advisory councils. "Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world." EM
2017/06/02 Robert Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company resigns from a Trump advisory board. "As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the Paris Agreement withdrawal." RI
2017/06/02 US tech company executives - including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft President Brad Smith, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt - condemned Trump for exiting the Paris Accords.
2017/06/02 Michael Bloomberg pledges $15 million to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretariat, explaining: "Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up". MB
2018/06/00 A top climate scientist is warning that climate change will wipe out all humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels over the next five years. - Greta Thunberg's Twitter post
2020/10/04 They have these wishful thinking agreements like Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Every country says, "We'll try to do better." That won't work. - James Hansen, 60 Minutes, CBS News
2021/01/20 In the Oval Office, US President Joe Biden signs 15 executive orders on his first day in office, including one rejoining the Paris Agreement. The first 5 US Presidents signed a combined total of 15 executive orders. The White House, Washington, DC
2021/11/01 I guess I shouldn't apologize, but I do apologize for the fact the United States, under the last administration, pulled out of the Paris accords. And put us sort of behind the 8-ball a little bit. - US President Joe Biden
2024/02/14 Ice Age II looms in Europe as currents in the Atlantic approach a catastrophic tipping point - IntelliNews Europe,

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