[asa] The fact of Global warming, 2007

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Feb 02 2007 - 11:27:13 EST

The IPCC is getting closer to its release of the 2007 report on Global
warming. According to CNN

<quote>"Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now
evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean
temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global
mean sea level,"</quote>

The report can be downloaded

In the mean time, the Government Accountability Project and the Union
of Concerned Scientists have released a shocking report about
government interference in climate science.

Atmosphere of Pressure: Political Interference in Federal Climate Science

<quote>UCS distributed surveys to 1,600 climate scientists, asking for
information about the state of federal climate research. The
scientists who responded reported experiencing at least 435
occurrences of political interference in their work over the past five
years. Nearly half of all respondents (46 percent) perceived or
personally experienced pressure to eliminate the words "climate
change," "global warming," or other similar terms from a variety of
communications. Forty-three percent of respondents reported they had
perceived or personally experienced changes or edits during review of
their work that changed the meaning of their scientific findings. And
nearly half (46 percent) perceived or personally experienced new or
unusual administrative requirements that impair climate-related work.

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Received on Fri Feb 2 11:28:06 2007

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