Monday, 30 July 2012

Climate change in the news

There's some mention in the news about Richard Muller, previously a climate change skeptic, and his team concluding that not only is the Earth warming but that it is almost all due to our carbon emissions. The pithiest response I have seen is from climate scientist Michael E. Mann, who said, on his Facebook page:
Muller's announcement last year that the Earth is indeed warming brought him up to date w/ where the scientific community was in the the 1980s. His announcement this week that the warming can only be explained by human influences, brings him up to date with where the science was in the mid 1990s. At this rate, Muller should be caught up to the current state of climate science within a matter of a few years!
The story is only interesting because Muller was once a climate change skeptic, and because his research was partly funded by the increasingly politically active billionaire right-wing Koch brothers, owners of Koch Industries.

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