Articles by George Taylor

A Consensus About Consensus

"The vast majority of the most respected environmental scientists from all over the world have sounded a clear and urgent alarm. ...these scientists are telling the people of every nation that global warming caused by human activities is becoming a... Read More

Snowpack in a Greenhouse?

Several scientific articles have been published in recent years suggesting that western U.S. temperatures are rising, snowpack is declining, and that greenhouse gas emissions are largely responsible. Here are some examples: From Mote, 2003*: "Trends during the 20th Read More

Arctic Sea Ice -- Is it Disappearing?

It has long been recognized by climate modelers that CO2-induced global warming should be most noticeable in the polar regions. In most of the world, there is enough of the earth's dominant greenhouse gas -- water vapor -- to... Read More

What's Going on with the Arctic?

Recently the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) report was recently released by the Arctic Council, a self-described "high-level intergovernmental forum that provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic governments an Read More

Hurricanes and Global Warming: Is There a Link?

I could see this one coming. The other day a lady in my department saw me and said, "Well, George, with all these hurricanes it's pretty clear that global warming is happening, right?" I think Jane was just being... Read More

Insurance Scam

Perhaps you read the recent Reuters news item: "The world's second-largest reinsurer, Swiss Re, warned on Wednesday that the costs of natural disasters, aggravated by global warming, threatened to spiral out of control, forcing the human race into a... Read More

Debate Over Temperatures Heats Up

A recent Associated Press article suggested that humans have been changing the global climate since thousands of years before the industrial revolution. 8,000 years ago atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide began to rise as humans began clearing forests, planting.. Read More

"The First Refuge of Scoundrels"

Oregon and Washington and 10 other states are suing the Bush administration over its refusal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions linked to global warming. The lawsuit stems from the recent declaration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that carbon.. Read More

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