I am not a climatologist, though I am convinced by the evidence that anthropogenic global warming is (alas!) a fact and that we must all act to curb greenhouse emissions as much as possible.
This last element to the discussion – that we must modify our behavior is, of course, the reason for denialism by the determinedly selfish amongst skeptics who would rather deny the science than modify their lifestyle. Liberal environmentalists are no happier with the news on climate change than are conservative denialists – in fact, because they are facing the facts, liberal environmentalists are probably more unhappy about the situation.
The graph shows the instrumental record of global average temperatures as compiled by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia and the Hadley Centre of the UK Meteorological Office.
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