Evidence for man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’: scientists claim

By Alister Doyle,

And the push for the agenda continues on…….who more trustworthy than Reuters…?…..

Reporting by Alister Doyle of Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) – Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday.

“Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change of satellite measurements of rising temperatures over the past 40 years.

They said confidence that human activities were raising the heat at the Earth’s surface had reached a “five-sigma” level, a statistical gauge meaning there is only a one-in-a-million chance that the signal would appear if there was no warming.

Such a “gold standard” was applied in 2012, for instance, to confirm the discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle, a basic building block of the universe.

Benjamin Santer, lead author of Monday’s study at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, said he hoped the findings would win over skeptics and spur action.

“The narrative out there that scientists don’t know the cause of climate change is wrong,” he told Reuters. “We do.”

Mainstream scientists say the burning of fossil fuels is causing more floods, droughts, heat waves and rising sea levels.

U.S. President Donald Trump has often cast doubt on global warming and plans to pull out of the 197-nation Paris climate agreement which seeks to end the fossil fuel era this century by shifting to cleaner energies such as wind and solar power.

Sixty-two percent of Americans polled in 2018 believed that climate change has a human cause, up from 47 percent in 2013, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

SATELLITE DATA

Monday’s findings, by researchers in the United States, Canada and Scotland, said evidence for global warming reached the five sigma level by 2005 in two of three sets of satellite data widely used by researchers, and in 2016 in the third.

Professor John Christy, of the University of Alabama in Huntsville which runs the third set of data, said there were still many gaps in understanding climate change. His data show a slower pace of warming than the other two sets.

“You may see a certain fingerprint that indicates human influence, but that the actual intensity of the influence is minor (as our satellite data indicate),” he told Reuters.

Separately in 2013, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that it is “extremely likely”, or at least 95 percent probable, that human activities have been the main cause of climate change since the 1950s.

Peter Stott of the British Met Office, who was among the scientists drawing that conclusion and was not involved in Monday’s study, said he would favor raising the probability one notch to “virtually certain”, or 99-100 percent.

“The alternative explanation of natural factors dominating has got even less likely,” he told Reuters.

The last four years have been the hottest since records began in the 19th century.

The IPCC will next publish a formal assessment of the probabilities in 2021.

“I would be reluctant to raise to 99-100 percent, but there is no doubt there is more evidence of change in the global signals over a wider suite of ocean indices and atmospheric indices,” said Professor Nathan Bindoff, a climate scientist at the University of Tasmania.

 

Source: https://www.reuters.com

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6 thoughts on “Evidence for man-made global warming hits ‘gold standard’: scientists claim”

  1. It seems there is a disconnect between the fact that climate change is real and that it is due to human activity. There is climate change on the other planets in our solar system just as there is change here on earth. No scientist that I know of denies that there have been dramatic climate changes here on earth many times in earth’s history, and they do not suggest human activity to be the cause of these past changes. We are told that the sun and its attendant planets are passing through a sector of space that has greater energy than the recent past, and that the greater energies do affect the planet’s climates. There is an ulterior motive for blaming the climate changes on human activity, specifically, to gain control of said activities and force people of earth to adhere to the controller’s wishes. The controlled news media and academic community would have us believe there is no room for question, human activity is to blame. I, personally, do question this “fact”.

  2. This is a pile of it. Now I shall write unto you the real cause of global warming. When Demo’rats die, as millions of them have since the time of Franklin Roosevelt’s election back in ’32, they are almost invariably consigned straight to perdition. A portion of the fervent heat of millions of Demo’rats burning in the hot place comes to the surface of the earth through conduction and hence becomes global warming.

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