Global Warming: Where is the
By Anne Mareck
June 29, 2006
Dear Mr. Seibert, after reading my response to your first posting
you replied "Sure Ms Mareck is truly passionate about her
position, but where is the evidence of the man-made global warming."
The facts on the most recent controversy, in which Rep. Joe Barton
R-Texas accused U Colorado climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann
of bias in research which found clear evidence of global warming,
can be easily found by checking the National Academy of Sciences
website" at http://www.nationalacademies.org/
If you're truly interested in the actual scientific progress
of climate science, you may be interested in reading such public
informationals as http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060302180504.htm
Also, Dr. Spencer Weart, director of the Center for History of
Physics of the American Institute of Physics has compiled a very
straight-forward history entitled -The Discovery of Global Warming
- and in addition to the book, maintains an extensive website
on the subject which can be found at http://www.aip.org/history/climate/
The evidence for global warming is massive and the verdict is
long in. Climate change is happening and that fact isn't changed
by denial. The time for action is now. Perhaps the most robust
argument to date is that offered by Lloyds of London, the oldest
and most esteemed insurance provider in the world. Lloyds self-describes
as "Lloyd's is the world's leading insurance market providing
specialist insurance services to businesses in over 200* countries
and territories--in 2005, 62** syndicates are underwriting insurance
at Lloyd's." http://www.lloyds.com/About_Us/
On June 5, 2006 Lloyds issued a report to their members entitled
"Climate Change Adapt or Bust".
While some in the US say that working to alleviate the moste
severe effects of climate change would cause "economic difficulty,"
it seems that Lloyds of London believes that climate change is
real and that insurance agencies must prepare for markedly increased
storm damage on a regular basis or they will suffer economically.
The social implications of climate change are enormous, and so,
of course, difficult to grasp--and none of us alive now will
know the outcome of our actions--or lack of actions. But, again,
because we are good, compassionate people, because we care about
our families and our children and our children's children--we
have a moral obligation to take action and reduce emissions of
Mr. Seibert, if you are interested in learning more about living
in an environmentally sustainable fashion, you may wish to visit
the Union of Concerned Scientists website at http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/solutions/
Here, you will find general tips for making a personal contribution
to the global warming solution.
Best of luck with your investigation of the scientific research.
Houghton, MI - USA
About: Anne Mareck writes:
"Student studying the rhetorical effect of public controversy
on climate science."
Warming By Marvin Seibert - Colorado Springs, CO - USA
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