Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Truth, It Burns


Some confusing news items have appeared in recent days but here's the real deal as expressed by the World Meterological Association:

The long-term upward trend of global warming, mostly driven by greenhouse gas emissions, is continuing. Global temperatures in 2008 are expected to be above the long-term average. The decade from 1998 to 2007 has been the warmest on record, and the global average surface temperature has risen by 0.74C since the beginning of the 20th Century.
The best available science continues to indicate that the global climate crisis is a reality, one significantly driven by human activity.

Here, Tim Lambert follows the bouncing ball of confusion and distortion associated with the recent news reporting and associated denialist bandwagon.

Also, it's unseasonably warm here in Puddle-town today, but that tiny data point says next to nothing about the reality of global warming.

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