Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Climate Change Skeptic "Converts"


This kind of news should give us pause for consideration.

Every human uses resources. We should take time to be mindful of how our resource usage shapes our lives, the lives of our global neighbors, and the lives of future life. 

The "world" is a big place - and certainly any individual will not change the world.  But, together, we can be more mindful, intentional and aware of how our lives shape our future - and the future of others.

Full Article I am citing from the LA Times is here:

WASHINGTON – The verdict is in: Global warming is occurring and emissions of greenhouse gases caused by human activity are the main cause. 

This, according to Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project. Never mind that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and hundreds of other climatologists around the world came to such conclusions years ago. The difference now is the source: Muller is a long-standing, colorful critic of prevailing climate science . . . .  

In an opinion piece in Saturday’s New York Times titled “The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic,” Muller writes: “Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further: Humans are almost entirely the cause.”

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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