The last 60 years have been the hottest in Australasia for a millennium and cannot be explained by natural causes, according to a new report by scientists that supports the case for a reduction in manmade carbon emissions.In the first major study of its kind in the region, scientists at the University of Melbourne used natural data from 27 climate indicators, including tree rings, corals and ice cores to map temperature trends over the past 1,000 years."Our study revealed that recent warming in a 1,000-year context is highly unusual and cannot be explained by natural factors alone, suggesting a strong influence of human-caused climate change in the Australasian region," said the study's lead researcher, Dr Joelle Gergis.The climate reconstruction was done in 3,000 different ways and concluded with 95% accuracy that no other period in the past 1,000 years match or exceeded post-1950 warming in Australia.The study, published in the Journal of Climate, will be part of Australia's contribution to the fifth Intergovernmetal Panel on Climate Change report, due in 2014.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
It has to be tough being a wingnut climate denier. Not only do you have to fight the sandal wearing liberals at home with their organic green tea and sustainable living schemes, but you also have all sorts of foreign governments aligned against your cause. And nobody seems to get the real truth. Instead people trust the tall tales told by science yielding elitists.
It is all a goddamn conspiracy designed to force real americans into agenda 21 hobbit style homes …..but nobody has this figured out …. except the wingnuts.
If we can bolster the mental health wellness benefit under medicare, maybe we could help some of these wingnuts. I think it may be worth a shot.