An international panel calls evidence for global warming “unequivocal,” with greenhouse gas emissions “very likely” the main cause.
Researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center declare that a summer meltdown of Arctic sea ice will occur within a generation or two.
Stern-faced U.S. senators pronounce the politcal debate at end. Hundreds of thousands of people urge federal protection for polar bears. Native elders tell us the world has quickened, that nature has gone askew. The day for global warming action has dawned.
Not so fast, says one of Alaska’s most distinguished scientists.
Syun-Ichi Akasofu, the former head of the Geophysical Insitute and the retired chief of the International Arctic Research Center, says he’s leery of so much concensus and questions the conclusions that rely so heavily on satellite age data.
“I always become suspicious when many scientists agree on some interpretation,” he says, in a new Alaska Science Forum by Ned Rozell.