Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hot Rhetoric, Cool Facts

Carl Zimmer shares with us a graph depicting global fluctuations in temperature over the past 1 million years. Bjron Lomborg wearily kicks aside Al Gore's new movie. An article in the American Scientist argues that the Gulf stream is not the reason winters are so much warmer on the West Coast of Europe than on the East Coast of North America.
More: Not only is the relative warmth of Western Europe (compared to Eastern USA) not due to the Gulf Stream, this letter from Carl Wunsch of MIT suggests that the Gulf Stream itself is in no danger of being shut down.

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