The linkage of CO2 and temperature rise has now been established through directly objective measurement. Nothing to do with modelling. Climate deniers have now completely entered the tinfoil hat world. This essay raises what I think are the relevant issues based on that that reality.
Climate change skeptics are a tough lot. They are isolated on the fringe of the science world and much of their work rightly ridiculed as funded by self-serving energy companies. But there their dug-in beliefs are enough to give cover to do-nothing lawmakers.
Now the final bit of evidence has arrived that may overcome the damaging influence of climate change deniers. The findings should compel leaders both here and around the globe to face an avodiable peril and take steps to correct that harm slowly building in the world’s atmosphere.
A panel of scientists, including several from the Bay Area, have pinpointed levels of a key heat-trapping gas long blamed for wild swings in the weather. It may sound like an overly detailed point, but it’s an important one: Documentation now backs the ample evidence and interpertation of climate change’s profound effects.
The fresh facts have an important …