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)
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