Three Quarters Believe Global Warming A ‘Natural Occurrence’

Life Style Extra – June 26, 2007

Interesting survey although it doesn’t appear to be a scientific study since it states that it is an online poll.  Therefore, take it with a grain of salt that this study is overly influenced or has had double voting.

ALMOST three quarters of people believe global warming is a ‘natural occurrence’ and not a result of carbon emissions, a survey claimed today.

The online study which polled nearly 4000 votes found that a staggering 71 percent of people think that the rise in air temperature happens naturally.

And 65 percent think that scientists’ catastrophic predictions if pollution isn’t curbed are ‘far fetched’.

You can read the entire article here.


Rapid rise in global warming is forecast

Times Online – May 18, 2007

The oceans are the biggest sink of carbon dioxide.  The ability for them to absorb CO2 is a topic that is discussed often in the scientific periodicals.

This article covers a scientific study which concludes that the oceans are slowing down in the absorption of CO2 gas. This is a danger as CO2 is one of the greenhouse gases and if its concentration increases too dramatically there could be more heat captured into the atmosphere, increasing the temperature of the globe.

The oceans are losing the capacity to soak up rising man-made carbon emissions, which is increasing the rate of global warming by up to 30 per cent, scientists said


Study Sheds New Light On Global Warming

Science Daily – April 23, 2007

I really like articles that discuss that we are advancing our knowledge on the climate and the things that can influence it.  This is a very good article regarding a researcher at the University of Sheffield that has developed an innovative index which measures changes in wind and storminess over long periods of time.

Once again, I simply do not understand how one can already arrive at a conclusion on this subject when it seems like every week we read about a scientist that has discovered something new or developed a new understanding.  It is particularly bothersome when we find out that current models are not correct on simple things like the storms in the Atlantic (probably the most studied ocean in the world since it has been traveled regularly for 500 years).


Nations launch polar climate study

CNN – February 28, 2007

This is great news.  In my opinion, this is exactly what is need: a broad scientific study on global warming.  My hope, of course, is that fact, data, and scientific methodology will win out over opinion and belief.

More than 60 nations launch the broadest scientific investigation yet of the Arctic and Antarctic on Thursday to chart polar regions on the front lines of global warming.

…about 50,000 people will be involved in 228 projects such as studying marine life in the Antarctic, mapping how winds carry pollutants to the Arctic, or examining the health of people, polar bears or penguins.