Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Global Warming

I haven't commented on the uproar over the hacked emails from East Anglia's team studying global warming because it is such a confusing mess I don't know what to think, and don't feel qualified to comment.  Here are some links to articles about it:  from The Telegraph in the UK, from the New York Times, and another from the New York Times.  Jon Stewart also commented on it last night on the Daily Show.

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However, I do NOT think the controversy means global warming is not real and not a serious concern.  Here is a reference to an article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the continuing shrinkage of the glaciers on Mt. Kiliminjaro that is alarming.

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