‘Unsettled’ And ‘Controversial’ Climate Science, Revealed

Amid the constant din of conspiracy theories and outright lies about global warming pumped by the fossil-funded conservative media, an excellent story by E&E News reporter Paul Voosen explores the real controversies in climate science today. Profiling scientists at work from Mauna Loa to MIT, Voosen investigates scientists’ work to refine our knowledge of how the complex climate system is responding to the massive influx of man-made pollution. The decadal trend of accelerating global warming is well understood, but interannual variability and the exact rate of change is a matter of great debate, as oceanic circulation, solar variation, soot and sulfides, and other phenomena interact in ways that scientists are working furiously to measure with greater precision.

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