Monday, February 26, 2007

Warning on Warming

This is another good article by Bill McKinnon, who's one of the people behind Step it Up. This appeared in the New York Review of Books, but don't let that scare you, this article isn't too long. It's nevertheless, informative to read, and gives really good talking points you might want to pass on to your fellow man.

Warning on Warming

By Bill McKibben

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis: Summary for Policymakers

Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. IPCC, 18 pp., available at

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its latest report in early February, it was greeted with shock: "World Wakes to Climate Catastrophe," reported an Australian paper. But global warming is by now a scientific field with a fairly extensive history, and that history helps set the new findings in context— a context that makes the new report no less terrifying but much more telling for its unstated political implications.

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