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October 29, 2011

Climate Change is Definitely Occuring

There has been recent evidence that only strengthens the already widely accept concept that climate change is real, and is/has already been occurring.

The three main compilations of mean global temperatures-NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)and the Hadley CRU in Britain-have all agreed that the surface of our planet has undergone a temperature increase of 0.9°C in the past half century. While skeptics have drawn attention to the potential for uncertainty in the raw data collected by each of these organizations, a new group formed on the University of California Berkeley's campus has set out to get rid of these uncertainties.

By developing an algorithm that weighs in every data point, the group called Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature is able to sufficiently analyze larger and smaller sizes of data than the 3 compilations. In addition, Berkeley Earth has been able to further deter skeptics with their relatively new status as an organization. This rules out the possible involvement of scientists involved in the "Climegate" scandal, notorious for the involvement of climate scientists covering up inconvenient data.

By overcoming the challenges made by skeptics against the 3 compilations, those 3 organizations have found support in their concurrence as Berkeley Earth has confirmed their statement of the 0.9°C increase.
http://www.economist.com/node/21533360

Posted by ghuse at October 29, 2011 05:09 PM

Comments

While climate change is something that was introduced to me when I was fairly young, and has therefore been a near constant part of my understanding of science and politics in the world, there has always been a thread of doubt from people who think that it's just made up. However, in recent years, especially in the past few months, so much evidence proving climate change has surfaced, it makes me wonder how anyone can question it. It's clear that humans have an impact on the world around us and if we don't do something now, the world could be irreparably damaged. It astounds me that there is so much public awareness, but so little action taken. Going green is a step in the right direction, but in my opinion, we don't need a step. We need a leap.

Posted by: jajud at October 31, 2011 12:34 AM

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