The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, the national science academy of the U.K., released a joint publication today in Washington, D.C., that explains the clear evidence that humans are causing the climate to change, and that addresses a variety of other key questions commonly asked about climate change science.The report is easy reading, and discuses the main denier arguments clearly. Read it online or download it as a PDF. When you read letters to the editor of the Cairns Post from the wingnuts, play denier argument bingo with it. How many bad arguments can they fit in one letter?
“As two of the world’s leading scientific bodies, we feel a responsibility to evaluate and explain what is known about climate change, at least the physical side of it, to concerned citizens, educators, decision makers and leaders, and to advance public dialogue about how to respond to the threats of climate change,” said NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone.
“Our aim with this new resource is to provide people with easy access to the latest scientific evidence on climate change, including where scientists agree and where uncertainty still remains,” added Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society. "We have enough evidence to warrant action being taken on climate change; it is now time for the public debate to move forward to discuss what we can do to limit the impact on our lives and those of future generations."
Here in Australia, our government will continue its attempts to get rid of the carbon tax rather than improve it. It will continue its deliberately underfunded and doomed to failure direct action scheme as the minimum it can get away with politically. It will abolish the agencies best placed to advise it on the reality of the situation and the path ahead. It will appoint climate change deniers to panels on the subject. We're to be the stupid country.
If you know someone who voted Liberal (or for the jackass and clown Clive Palmer's party), blame them.