Friday, May 02, 2008

We've all got it wrong

"What ordinary people understand by global warming is the world getting hotter - average temperatures rising," writes Charles Clover in The Daily Telegraph.

Dear me, what simpletons we all are! Charles graciously explains:

What scientists mean by global warming … is the sun's radiation being trapped near the Earth's surface by greenhouse gases. This has been going on for millions of years and is now happening at a faster rate thanks to rising emissions of fossil fuels. Clearly what scientists call global warming will continue through this decade.
So, when we are chipping the ice off our cars in August, we can at least be comforted by the knowledge that global warming is continuing.

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