Monday, August 27, 2012

American Meteorological Society Issues New Statement on Climate Change

Quoting from the summary section of the lead item currently on the American Meteorological Society (AMS) website.

2012 AMS Information Statement on Climate Change:
There is unequivocal evidence that Earth’s lower atmosphere, ocean, and land surface are warming; sea level is rising; and snow cover, mountain glaciers, and Arctic sea ice are shrinking. The dominant cause of the warming since the 1950s is human activities. This scientific finding is based on a large and persuasive body of research. The observed warming will be irreversible for many years into the future, and even larger temperature increases will occur as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere. Avoiding this future warming will require a large and rapid reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions. The ongoing warming will increase risks and stresses to human societies, economies, ecosystems, and wildlife through the 21st century and beyond, making it imperative that society respond to a changing climate. 
Continue reading at the AMS site:

The second item currently on their homepage:
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