Bad Weather Tied to Global ... Whatever
The increased frequency of flooding, drought and other extreme weather events in the past decade shows a statistical pattern possibly linked to global warming, some U.S. scientists say. "We can state, with a high degree of confidence, that extreme anomalies ... were a consequence of global warming because their likelihood in the absence of global warming was exceedingly small," researchers including NASA climatologist James Hansen
Whoops. That's all *I* needed to read!
Around the world, "the incidence of drought is consistent with what the climate models are predicting," said John Seinfeld, an atmospheric researcher at Caltech.
What about the 30's "Dust Bowl", John. Do the models fit that in, too?
"It certainly doesn't appear to be out of line to conclude that this last summer could be statistically attributed to global warming."
Warming? Climate change? 16 years of plateau? C'mon, guys! What is it?
Among laypeople, the perception that extreme weather is getting worse -- and that it's linked to climate change -- is increasingly taking hold.
Witch Doctors scientists overwhelmingly agree that the planet is getting hotter and that mankind's use of fossil fuels is largely responsible.
| Except the ones who overwhelmingly disagree, some of whom are cuttingly direct about why.|
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