Scientists have "gold standard" of certainty that man is responsible for global warming
It's like a pedestrian whodunnit that surprises no one, that no spoiler could spoil. We all knew — and have known — the party responsible for years, despite all the noise and denials.
A team of U.S.-led scientists announced on Monday that — surprise — man is responsible for global warming. As reported by Reuters, the scientists' findings, published by the journal Nature Climate Change, indicated that "human activities were raising the heat at the Earth’s surface," and that there certainty this was the case "had reached a 'five-sigma' level, a statistical gauge meaning there is only a one-in-a-million chance that the signal would appear if there was no warming."
This level of evidence, they said, amounted to a "gold standard of certainty," similar to the level of certainty applied in 2012, "to confirm the discovery of the Higgs boson subatomic particle."
The lead author on the study, Benjamin Santer of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area, was blunt about the causes of climate change.
“The narrative out there that scientists don’t know the cause of climate change is wrong,” he told Reuters. “We do.”
We cannot rely on government. We, the people, must insist on and spark a global crisis of conscience. For too long, at our own collective peril, we’ve tuned out Earth’s call.
Now, answering that call is the nonprofit Earth's Call, a foundation the mission of which is to accelerate a global movement to transform the world.
Most notably, Earth’s Call aims to catalyze and mobilize young people around the globe to be those instruments of change. Importantly, Earth’s Call will host a platform for the voices of these young people, who will be able to tell and share both their stories and insights with a worldwide audience.
Earth’s Call will also stress the importance of moving the needle forward. “Young people must not feel that these problems are too great for them to make any discernible impact, nor that they are too powerless,” says Spike Buckley, Earth’s Call Board President. “On the contrary, Earth’s Call wants to emphasize how even one small contributing factor in each household makes a difference, and how young people can lead by becoming environmental change-makers right in their homes, schools and communities.”