Global Warming Less Severe than Feared
A panel of Norwegian scientists have concluded that global warming was less severe than originally thought. It states that the warming trend seen since the 1990’s resulted in scientists overestimating temperature change in which there is no danger come 2050.
After the planet’s average surface temperature rose through the 1990s, the increase has almost leveled off at the level of 2000, while ocean water temperature has also stabilized, the Research Council of Norway said in a statement on its website. After applying data from the past decade, the results showed temperatures may rise 1.9 degrees Celsius if Co2 levels double by 2050, below the 3 degrees predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
“The Earth’s mean temperature rose sharply during the 1990s,” said Terje Berntsen, a professor at the University of Oslo who worked on the study. “This may have caused us to overestimate climate sensitivity.”
The findings also show the effect of reduced airborne particulates from burning coal, which may decrease the cloud cover that cools the earth, probably has less of an impact on climate through indirect cooling than originally projected.
Ultimately, global warming is a benefit to many people and, as I have pointed out, including the habitat of the environment. With the President’s call for more action on global warming news like this is not going to be welcomed by him since this news means he cannot argue for making new environmental policies. Earth’s climate is always changing and it’s time to stop thinking it is entirely the result of human activity as well as no longer worry about weather conditions elsewhere.