US government report finds steady and persistent global warmingLeave a Comment
- All of nature’s thermometers indicate a rapid rise in global temperatures.
- The United States Global Change Research Program report paints a bleak picture of the consequences of climate denial– Nov 27 2017
- The report also shows is that the biggest uncertainty in future climate change is us. What will humans do about it? We have the choice of taking action now to reduce future climate change
By John Abraham December 6 2017 read full GuardianUK article here
The US Global Change Research Program recently released a Climate Science Special Report. It is clearly written – an authoritative summary of the science, and easy to understand.
The first main chapter deals with changes to the climate and focuses much attention on global temperatures. When most people think of climate change, they think of the global temperature – specifically the temperature of the air a few meters above the Earth surface. There are other (better) ways to measure climate change such as heat absorbed by the oceans, melting ice, sea level rise, or others. But the iconic measurement most people think of are these air temperatures, shown in the top frame of the figure below….