Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Climate Change Evidence from 1957: Something to Put This Winter's Storms in Perspective

In 1957 the US Geological Survey began monitoring several glaciers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. At the time, no one was talking about climate change, but the results of that continuing study are the backbone of much analysis of the effect of green house gas emissions. Nevertheless 1957 also was the year of a famous early spring spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. Is it possible that this poisson d'avril is real food for thought...

Note: For those who didn't recognize it, this is a BBC April Fool joke. But it works as a warning, too.

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