Thursday, January 4, 2007

Hot, hot, hot.

Here is a new report on how 2007 is predicted to be one of the hottest years on record. I think the article is important because it mentions the El Nino effect as the main cause of the incredibly mild winter we are experiencing here in the Northeast. The article does not fail to mention, though, that the El Nino piles on top of the increase of global temperatures, a progressive reversal from a lot of the denial journalism which has taken place in the past few years since climatologists have partially solidified the theories on global warming.

It is important to mention the facts behind global warming so no confusion can be sown from the anti-reality coalition. One statistically warm week in January is not itself proof of Global Warming (in capitals), and may represents many other factors. Tabloid reactions will only dilute the important and imperative message of global climate change, and 'lies in the service of the greater good,' only harm the overall message. An article which mentions all relevant facts is far more valuable then one which cherry picks data.

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