Saturday, May 06, 2006

Yup the Planet IS Getting Warmer AND It IS Our fault

I really wish I wrote fiction. I keep telling myself I am and then another news report comes through about global warming and I question that assumption all over again. Here's a new article from The Independent on leaked news about global warming and yes Virginia, we are causing it

Here's just the beginning of the article.

Global warming fastest for 20,000 years - and it is mankind's fault
By Steve Connor, Science Editor
Published: 04 May 2006

Global warming is made worse by man-made pollution and the scale of the problem is unprecedented in at least 20,000 years, according to a draft report by the world's leading climate scientists.

The leaked assessment by the group of international experts says there is now overwhelming evidence to show that the Earth's climate is undergoing dramatic transformation because of human activity.

A draft copy of the report by a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases are at the highest for at least 650,000 years.

It predicts that global average temperatures this century will rise by between 2C and 4.5C as a result of the doubling of carbon dioxide levels caused by man-made emissions.

Read the rest of the article.


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