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

From: Peter Ruest <paraske@aneste.ch>
Date: Thu Aug 23 2007 - 03:15:10 EDT

Thanks, Don, that's exactly what's needed! My Aug.07 issue of Sci.Amer.
was still on my to-do pile...
Peter

Don Winterstein schrieb:
> 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>
> To: asa@calvin.edu<mailto:asa@calvin.edu>
> 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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