Friday, January 1, 2010

Evidence for climate change

I increasingly get asked by non-scientist friends "Do scientists really believe in climate change?". Consequently, I am trying to be better informed. I found this Summary for Policymakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) helpful. The Figure above is taken from that report.

I also liked this presentation by Sir John Houghton because it gave a succinct summary of some of the history.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir!
    Thank you very much for such interesting documents. Now, as I can see, I and my country will have profits only: warming, less precipitation in summer, better navigation in Azov sea due to rise of sea level. Really, before global warming began, Ukraine was much less comfortable than it is now.

    So I'm going to switch my hobby from building methane-producing bioreactors to the wind electricity generators.

    Thank you, Sir!