A friend recently messaged me with a link to this lecture by Richard B. Alley of Penn State.
This lecture was part of the American Geophysical Union that took place in December 2009.
Aiming to explain the long story of how carbon dioxide might have fit into climate and changes in temperature, Alley explains a lot of the science and techniques that are allowing scientists to plot and model raw data. This produces what seems to be a lot of compelling evidence that none of the changes in global temperature can be explained without taking into account the effects of carbon dioxide. This is not to say that everything is a shut case, but I think we can say that carbon dioxide, anthropogenic and not, is a factor for changing climate and temperatures.
Here is a shorter video of Alley talking about these topics:
It was nice to see some of the science that geologists are doing because I am not often exposed to it, and I’m sure many other people are not either. In the aftermath of the Copenhagen talks, it is a nice change from political speech to scientific!