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51,219. For our own world the peril is more subtle. Since this series was first broadcast the dangers of the increasing greenhouse effect have become much more clear. We burn fossil fuels like coal and gas and petroleum putting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and thereby heating the Earth. The hellish conditions on Venus are a reminder that this is serious business. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) Professor Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: Heaven and Hell, 1979
51,233. The world is not going to die because of carbon dioxide being poured into the atmosphere. And there’s plenty of proof. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) Professor David Bellamy
51,236. And when we look at all the ice-cores that we’ve studied that’s exactly what happens – the temperature goes up and then CO2 starts pouring out of the sea, so it’s not the driver of global warming ... If you look at the real data which is the sun-spots on the sun, we are heading for thirty damned cold years ... You hear one side of the argument; you don’t hear the other side ... It is a total scam and it’s breaking very very rapidly ... It’s wonderful way of controlling and taxing people. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide & Control & Scepticism) Professor David Bellamy, Late Late Show RTC1
2,891. Carbon Dioxide – CO – makes up 95% of the Venuvian atmosphere. (Universe & Astronomy & Solar System & Venus & Carbon Dioxide) The Universe: Inner Planets
3,986. We have the potential to release two or three giga-tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the next couple of centuries. When we look at the Siberian Trap volcanism we’re talking about maybe similar quantities of carbon dioxide released, but over millennia to over a million years. (Earth & Carbon Dioxide & Climate Science) Professor Lee Kump, marine geochemist
4,012. Carbon Dioxide that was once in the atmosphere was locked away on the ocean floor. (Earth & Carbon Dioxide) Tony Robinson, Catastrophe II: Snowball Earth
4,013. Cyanobacteria were depleting them further. In combination with weathering they sucked the carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and temperatures plummeted. (Earth & Bacteria & Carbon Dioxide & Ice Age) ibid.
120,498. Carbon dioxide choked the planet. Temperatures increased by around 20 degrees Celsius over the next hundred years. It was global warming on a fast track. (Earth & Life & Extinction & Dinosaurs & Evolution & Carbon Dioxide) Tony Robinson, Catastrophe IV: Asteroid Strike
51,254. Carbon dioxide is a natural gas produced by all living things. What’s more, humans are not the main source of carbon dioxide. Volcanoes produce more CO2 each year than all the factories and cars and planes and other sources of man-made carbon dioxide put together. More still comes from animals and bacteria ... An even larger source of CO2 is dying vegetation ... But the biggest source by far is the oceans. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide & Scepticism) Martin Durkin, The Great Global Warming Scandal
51,258. 1988: the year of the long hot summer. Was it just a fluke or a sign of things to come? Some scientists fear that the world’s climate is changing dramatically – they call it the Greenhouse Effect. And if they’re right, 1988 was just the beginning. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) Horizon: Greenhouse Effect: Hot Enough For You? BBC 1988
51,259. The Greenhouse Theory holds that the world is getting hotter and that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are the cause. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) ibid.
51,260. To see if this rise in CO2 has been accompanied by a corresponding rise in worldwide temperatures researchers at East Anglia University in England have been reviewing past temperature records from around the world. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) ibid.
51,261. This is the cleanest place on Earth – the Clear Air facility at the South Pole where the impact of human civilisation is measured. The Earth’s environmental oracle. It was in Antarctica that the hole in the ozone layer was first spotted. It is here the increase in Carbon Dioxide levels is measured. And it is here scientists are predicting doomsday ... Antarctica is warming up. (Climate Science & Antarctica & Carbon Dioxide) Horizon: Antarctica, BBC 1997
51,262. The net records show that in the last fifty years the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed by an unprecedented two degrees. (Climate Science & Antarctica & Carbon Dioxide) ibid.
52,807. One by-product of this increased CO2 in our oceans is that they are becoming more acidic. (Ocean & Carbon Dioxide) David Attenborough, Horizon: The Death of our Oceans? BBC 2010
51,289. Keeling’s measurements started in 1958 at 315 parts per million carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. And the levels kept on rising. Through to 2008 – 386 parts per million. This relentless year on year rise in carbon dioxide piece of evidence in the global warming debate. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) Iain Stewart, Earth: Climate Wars: The Battle Begins
51,306. The models suggested that a doubling of carbon dioxide would warm the planet by about three degrees. (Climate Science & Scepticism & Carbon Dioxide) Dr Iain Stewart, Earth: Climate Wars: Fight for the Future
91,756. On the same day similar marches took place all over the world: more than half a million people took to the streets in over a dozen countries ... Paris 2015: the protestors are demanding that world leaders actually reach a deal this time – a global agreement to slash carbon dioxide emissions in the coming decades. (Oil & Protest & Carbon Dioxide & Climate Change) Iain Stewart, Planet Oil: The Treasure that Conquered the World III *****
51,330. I had a professor named Roger Revelle who was the first person to propose measuring carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere ... He drew the connections between the larger changes in our civilisation and this pattern that was now visible in the atmosphere of the entire planet. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide & Atmosphere) Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth
51,331. We started measuring carbon dioxide in 1958. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) ibid.
51,333. If you look at a thousand years of temperature and compare it to a thousand years of CO2 you can see how closely they fit together. (Climate Science & Temperature & Carbon Dioxide) ibid.
51,334. When there is more carbon dioxide the temperature gets warmer because it traps more heat from the sun inside. (Climate Science & Temperature & Carbon Dioxide) ibid.
51,347. Much of it comes not only of cutting but also burning; almost 30% of all the CO2 that goes up each year into the atmosphere comes from forest burning. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) ibid.
51,355. A pollution based tax system principally CO2: we’re causing it mainly; the vast majority of it. The consequences are bad and will be catastrophic unless we act ... Put a price on the carbon. Tax is the best way. Cap and trade can also do it ... I am in favour of both. (Climate Science & Pollution & Carbon Dioxide & Tax) Al Gore
51,363. We are seeing no evidence in the climate record that the increase in carbon dioxide – which is real – has made any appreciable difference in the climate. (Climate Science & Carbon Dioxide) Professor Fred Singer