Saturday, August 13, 2005

Can we all finally agree that global warming is happening?

Goodbye to all of the overblown hype about differences between satellite, radiosonde, weather balloon, and ground temperature readings. For some time, that differential was somewhat of a mystery that climatologists were still working on and the typical proponents of faith-based science rushed to assume that it vindicated their preformed liberterian and/or conservative ideological sentiments. What a surprise: it turns out that the actual scientists were correct.

Can we finally start to fucking do something about this? What amount of evidence will be sufficient to warrant action? What level of impact will justify some sort of effective cuts in GHG emissions?

Surely, not the possibility of rapid thawing of the West Siberian tundra creating a positive feedback loop that results in runaway warming?

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