A top NASA scientist says this summer’s crazy weather is caused by global warming. From an Associated Press story on the Globe And Mail’s website:
The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can’t be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist.
The research by a man often called the “godfather of global warming” says that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through the 1980s was rarer than 1 in 300. Now, the odds are closer to 1 in 10, according to the study by NASA scientist James Hansen. He says that statistically what’s happening is not random or normal, but pure and simple climate change.
“This is not some scientific theory. We are now experiencing scientific fact,” Hansen told The Associated Press in an interview.
John Gormley is skeptical about global warming. A real scientist working in a relevant field isn’t. Nearly ALL scientists studying climate accept that human activities are warming the planet and the consequences are frightening.
Who are Saskatchewanians going to believe? The answer will say a lot about us.