I have done some research on climate change.
In temperature paper
we analyse the global temperature data and show (as have many other
authors) that there is evidence to suggest that the temperature has
been increasing over the past several decades. We continue this
Antarctic Peninsula paper,
where we analyse the minimum/maximum temperature data in the
Antarctic Peninsula. We were rather suprise to learn that there
was a significant increase in the maximum temperatures, whereas
vert little change in the minimum temperatures. Further when we included
the ozone levels as regressors into the model we found that
this was a significant factor.
Okay that's enough of the self-promotion, lets get onto the
There is unanimous agreement that the average global temperature is
increasing and at a unprecedented rate.
This is not an issue that is contested.
The so called `issue' is whether the warming that we see is due to humans.
There is huge body of evidence that at least a part of the warming
is due to the greenhouse gases. The evidence is so huge,
that most of the experts unanimously agree that humans have
contributed to the change. The IPCC report
(Intergovermental Panel of Climate Change) contains a summary of
all the evidence. What is uncertain is the amount of change we
will see in the future, the impact it will have on the environment etc.
I am not certainly not an expert on the subject of global warming,
but you don't have to look far to find them.
In fact here in College Station
Dr. Andrew Dessler, a professor in the Department of
Atmospheric Sciences, has for a long time been a proponent of making the
general public understand the science behind global warming.
A nice argument he has for human caused global warming is
"given that we produce so much greenhouse gas, it would be
suprise if it did not have an impact on the climate".
Btw. This is a very nice `alternative' solar
It would probably
work a treat in Texas (but it may not be sufficient to power
some of the huger vehicles I see roaming around).
Some institutes which monitor the impact of global warming
and data sets