Re: [asa] Back to evidence for human activity producing climate problems

From: Don Winterstein <dfwinterstein@msn.com>
Date: Wed Aug 22 2007 - 23:59:37 EDT

The current (August '07) issue of Scientific American gives a simple and concise overview of the current consensus of climate scientists. The title of the article is "The physical science behind climate change." I think a bright nonscientist who's willing to invest a bit of effort could understand this. The text of the article is 7 pages long, including figures and graphs. It discusses magnitudes of the various influences that these scientists currently think are most relevant, and it comes down heavily on the side of human causality.

Don

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Peter Ruest<mailto:paraske@aneste.ch>
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  Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 8:31 AM
  Subject: [asa] Back to evidence for human activity producing climate problems

  Hi, all:

  For a long time, I've been offline or busy with other problems. Now, our
  daughter, not a scientist, asks me for a short and simple, easily
  understandable overview of the evidence that it is human activity which
  produces problems for earth's climate and global warming (she came
  across a claim that cold/warm cycles and ice ages are due to the
  excentricity of the earth's orbit, and that therefore modern technology
  has nothing to do with it). I'm sure the speciaists among you could
  recommend reams of literature. But is there a short, simple few-pages
  article giving some basic understanding to a non-specialist? It should
  indicate the relative relevance of the various influences considered. It
  may be in English, which she reads well.

  Peter

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