Saturday, 19 May 2007

Climate Change: A Guide for the Perplexed

The New Scientist has written a round-up of the 26 most common climate myths and misconceptions.

"Our planet's climate is anything but simple. All kinds of factors influence it, from massive events on the Sun to the growth of microscopic creatures in the oceans, and there are subtle interactions between many of these factors. Yet despite all the complexities, a firm and ever-growing body of evidence points to a clear picture: the world is warming, this warming is due to human activity increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and if emissions continue unabated the warming will too, with increasingly serious consequences."

They also include an article on assessing the evidence. It makes interesting reading!

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