Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Scientists and climate change


Why you should read the New Scientist. http://www.newscientist.com/home.ns

Climate change: A guide for the perplexed - earth - 16 May 2007 ...

Can we trust the science?
Chaotic systems are not predictable
We can't trust computer models of climate
Many leading scientists question climate change
It's all a conspiracy
They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
Is the sun to blame?
Global warming is down to the Sun, not humans
It’s all down to cosmic rays
Does CO2 cause warming?
Human CO2 emissions are too tiny to matter
CO2 isn't the most important greenhouse gas
Ice cores show CO2 increases lag behind temperature rises, disproving the link to global warming
Ice cores show CO2 rising as temperatures fell
The cooling after 1940 shows CO2 does not cause warming
What happened in the past?
The 'hockey stick' graph has been proven wrong
It's been far warmer in the past, what's the big deal?
It was warmer during the Medieval period, with vineyards in England
We are simply recovering from the Little Ice Age
What is happening now?
Mars and Pluto are warming too
Antarctica is getting cooler, not warmer, disproving global warming
Polar bear numbers are increasing
The lower atmosphere is cooling, not warming
The oceans are cooling
What is going to happen?
Warming will cause an ice age in Europe
Higher CO2 levels will boost plant growth and food production
Hurricane Katrina was caused by global warming
Why should I worry?
It's too cold where I live - warming will be great
We can't do anything about climate change
We also published a blog to accompany this special, looking at the history of climate science

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