IT IS GOING TO BE A VERY HOT SUMMER
Climate change human link evidence ‘stronger’
By Pallab Ghosh, Science correspondent, BBC News
Icebergs off Greenland: The review looked at changes in Arctic sea ice. A review from the UK Met Office says it is becoming clearer that human activities are causing climate change
The analysis, published in the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change Journal, has assessed 110 research papers on the subject. It says the earth is changing rapidly, probably because of greenhouse gases.
In 2007 the IPCC’s report concluded that there was “unequivocal” evidence that the Earth was warming and it was likely that it was due to burning of fossil fuels.
Since then the evidence that human activities are responsible for a rise in temperatures has increased, according to this new assessment by Dr Peter Stott and colleagues at the UK Met Office.
ARTIC ICE IS DISAPPEARING
The study, which looks at research published since the IPCC’s report, has found that changes in Arctic sea ice, atmospheric moisture, saltiness of parts of the Atlantic Ocean and temperature changes in the Antarctic are consistent with human influence on our climate.
Dr. Pinna says:
There is a lot of water in the atmosphere. We are seeing floods and snow falls as never before.
The seas are getting hot and the water is evaporating. This will be a scorching summer.
And, after that