New Findings Closing Gaps in Global Warming Research
Byline: Bob Doppelt For The Register-Guard
A buddy recently asked if the effects of global warming could be seen today. Yes, I told him. Scientific studies showing the consequences and trajectory of global warming cross my desk almost weekly. Each tends to eliminate gaps in the science. They also reaffirm the proper course of action.
Research published in May, for example, showed that since 1970 the temperature of the upper troposphere - the region 7.5 to 10 miles above Earth's surface - has been rising by about 0.65 degrees Centigrade per decade. This is consistent with most climate change models.
Skeptics had previously challenged the validity of these computer models because data gathered by satellites and high-flying weather balloons showed little or no tropospheric temperature increases. This problem is now resolved. …
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Publication information: Article title: New Findings Closing Gaps in Global Warming Research. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: July 7, 2008. Page number: A9. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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