Posted: Mar 01, 2010 8:20 am
by Macdoc

This thread is for discussing the science of climate change. It has the operating assumptions that climate change is happening, and that it has an anthropogenic origin. From the 2007 IPCC Summary for Policymakers:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wrote:Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level...

Observational evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by regional climate changes, particularly temperature increases...

Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic GHG concentrations...

Discussions of the pros and cons of the science go here.

Climate change denial does not go here.

Members wanting to post general remarks denying climate change or its anthropogenic basis, or off-topic references to what your favourite journalist, politician or 'radio personality' says about it all, should post them in the Climate Science Denial thread, which can be found here.

This thread will be strictly moderated. Off-topic, inflammatory, irrational or non-science based posts will be either binned or moved to the Denial thread as appropriate. Continuing to post OT or inflammatory posts will invite moderator attention, guidance, and corrective action as required.

Members are invited to contact a forum moderator if they need further clarification, or to use the report system if posts need to be reviewed by staff.

This is hopefully a stickied continuation from the threads of the same name at Dawkins....

This thread is for Climate Science News articles only and not intended for discussions whether or not climate change occurs or whether there are conspiracies, political agendas etc

Here are the links to the threads from the dawkins science forum....all 115 pages of articles from main stream climate and science sources

Most current ... =5&t=74571

previous thread ... 8#p1739008

Would like to keep the same format without discussion but with full attribution etc pending mod approval.
Some of the other contributors are here as well...