Strongest proof yet for global warming
A MASSIVE US report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favourite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay humans’ role in climate change.
It’s “extremely likely” — meaning 95 to 100 per cent certainty — that global warming is man made, mostly from the spewing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas, scientists concluded.
“Over the last century, there are no convincing alternative explanations,” the report, released yesterday, said.
The report is one of two scientific assessments required every four years. Despite fears by some scientists and environmental advocates, David Fahey of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and several authors said there was no political interference or censoring of the 477-page final report.
For the first time, scientists highlighted a dozen “tipping points” of potential dangers that could happen from warming, including the slowing down of the giant Atlantic Ocean circulation system that could dramatically warp weather worldwide.