Going through the different abstracts from different sources has become more interesting than I anticipated. A lot of the references are from AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). The conversations in the references I found are purely based on records to prove that climate change exists. One article from AAAS I found talks about the temperature change. “The global temperature rose by 0.2° C between the middle 1960’s and 1980, yielding a warming of 0.4° C in the past century.” Now, looking at that change it makes it clear that the “warming” is taking it’s time. However, the article goes on to predict the potential effect in the 21st century, stating the erosion of the West Antarctic ice sheet, and the opening of the Northwest Passage.
Another article shows temperature trends of the 1980’s using more satellites that provide us with a more precise atmospheric temperature. ” The warmest years, in descending order, were 1987, 1988, 1983, and 1980. The years 1984, 1985, and 1986 were the coolest.” It shows no obvious trend in a span of a decade.
For example, in this chart it shows the fluctuations in temperatures from the 1980s to now. There’s an obvious increase that can be seen, I’m not denying global warming’s existence, but it’s a small increase. An increase that isn’t drastic enough the change the seasons like some people believe.