Thursday, August 11, 2005

Bailey: We're All Global Warmers Now

Ronald Bailey of Reason puts a longstanding debate to rest:

Anyone still holding onto the idea that there is no global warming ought to hang it up. All data sets -- satellite, surface, and balloon -- have been pointing to rising global temperatures. In fact, they all have had upward pointing arrows for nearly a decade, but now all of the data sets are in closer agreement due to some adjustments being published in three new articles in Science today.

People who have doubted predictions of catastrophic global warming (and that includes me) have long cited the satellite data series derived by climatologists John Christy and Roy Spencer at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) ...

Let's open that bottle of Maker's Mark, Mr. Stone. I'm not sure there's much of anything left we disagree about.

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