Friday, 21 October 2011

Global warming confirmed

Of course, most of us already thought global warming was a real phenomenon and sighed and cast our eyes skyward whenever we encountered deniers, but it's nice to have a new, independent study which confirms the data published by other workers.  Here's a link to the BBC report of the preliminary results.

It's particularly gratifying that the Berkeley Earth Project, headed by University of California physics professor Richard Muller, was partially funded by organisations which lobby against action on climate change.

This graph shows how closely their results match those of the other three major studies.

What they don't say is anything about what's driving the temperature rise.  Ah, now that's a whole different opportunity for speculation and argument.  I still stick with the "our fault" side, but I do realise the argument is still raging.

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