A team of UC Berkeley physicists and statisticians that set out to challenge the scientific consensus on global warming is finding that its data-crunching effort is producing results nearly identical to those underlying the prevailing view.
The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project was launched by physics professor Richard Muller, a longtime critic of government-led climate studies, to address what he called “the legitimate concerns” of skeptics who believe that global warming is exaggerated.
But Muller unexpectedly told a congressional hearing last week that the work of the three principal groups that have analyzed the temperature trends underlying climate science is “excellent…. We see a global warming trend that is very similar to that previously reported by the other groups.”
Universities at Aberystwyth, Exeter and Stockholm looked at longer timescales than usual for their study.
They mapped changes in 270 of the largest glaciers between Chile and Argentina since the “Little Ice Age”.
Studies showed glaciers have lost volume on average “10 to 100 times faster” in the last 30 years.
ABC Online :: Expert warns of reef climate change deadline
A Queensland climate change scientist says the world has only another decade to reduce greenhouse gasses to save the Great Barrier Reef.
The director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Professor Ove Hoegh Guldberg, is addressing a climate change conference in Cairns in the far north today.
Professor Hoegh says coral bleaching events are becoming more frequent because of rising sea temperatures and levels.
All over the world, the evidence is clear.