June 24, 2006

National Academies PR and link to Full Report

National Academies of Science released its scientific review of controversial studies indicating global warming accelerating in recent decades. The press release includes a link to the 155 page report.

Quoting: "There is sufficient evidence from tree rings, boreholes, retreating glaciers, and other "proxies" of past surface temperatures to say with a high level of confidence that the last few decades of the 20th century were warmer than any comparable period in the last 400 years, according to a new report from the National Research Council." High Confidence That Planet Is Warmest in 400 Years (June 22, 2006)

Full report: Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years

This report was requested by Congress due to controversy over a study by climatologists including Michael Mann that introduced the "hockey stick" projection.

See also comments on the report and announcement from RealClimate.com RealClimate National Academies Synthesis Report (June 22, 2006)


Posted by dougsimpson at June 24, 2006 07:21 AM