Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The 'smoking gun' for global warming

As the evidence continues to mount, global warming deniers will go the way of Holocaust deniers and flat-earthers. Last week a new study confirmed that the Earth is absorbing more heat than it releases and that the additional absorption can only be reliably explained by human activity. Since the heat is being stored primarily in the oceans, the full effect of the warming will only be felt over several decades as heat is distributed and released across the planet. But, even if all new emissions of greenhouse gasses stopped today, the Earth would continue to warm because of heat previously trapped in the oceans.

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