Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Few Global Warming Links

Conservatives frequently claim that there is no evidence to support the global warming hypothesis. I thought it would be useful to post a few links related to global warming related research.

"A guide to facts and fictions about climate change" by the Royal Society. This document seeks to debunk the most common arguments raised by the skeptics.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on "The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change."

Guardian report: Scientists offered cash to dispute climate study

Beyond any Global Warming-related issues, we need to move away from the oil/coal economy due to the hidden costs of keeping that economy going. We end up paying military, economic, and political costs to keep the oil economy rolling.

In addition, it seems very likely that we are at or near the global peak production levels for petroleum. Given the rapid growth in demand for oil from India and China, we can expect to see oil costs spike upwards over the next few years. We should prepare for this change by moving as quickly as possible to other fuel sources, especially wind, solar, geothermal, and nuclear fission.