Archive for October 24, 2011
The war in Libya appears to be over. Gaddafi’s régime has been completely destroyed, his army vanquished and his supporters fled or in hiding. The long-time despot’s body is currently a morbid tourist attraction pending an investigation into the circumstances of his death.
Given that, I’d like to make some observations and ask some questions of the readership here. (more…)
The most comprehensive examination of historical temperature data has confirmed, unequivocally, the reality of global warming.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley studied more than a billion temperature records going back to the 1800s, from fifteen sources and over 39,000 stations around the world. They addressed the major concerns and criticisms from global warming deniers. Their conclusion: it’s real, it’s happening, and it’s accelerating.
According to the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, the average global temperature has risen by 1 degree Celsius (almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit) since the 1950s. This is in close agreement with the estimate from other major organizations that maintain official records on the world’s climate (including NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Met Office’s Hadley Centre, with the University of East Anglia, in the UK), thus furnishing confirmation and support for those estimates and models as well. (more…)