do you believe it now?
If you don’t think climate change is real, I don’t know what to tell you. If the evidence, which is overwhelming, doesn’t convince you, and the scientific consensus, which is real, doesn’t convince you, and the voice of experts studying the issue doesn’t convince you, you certainly won’t be convinced by this blog.
Still, it’s been a strange, and hot summer. July especially seemed pretty damn warm. Today we found out from NOAA that July indeed was warm. July 2012 was, in fact, the warmest month ever recorded in the United States. If it seemed hot out there, it was. Is that caused by global warming? Well, yes. We can say that no individual weather event can be accounted for by climate change (see this for more on that), but there does, and must, come a time when we acknowledge the reality that the cumulative weather events of a month like July are climate change caused.
So. Climate change is here. The evidence is clear. And yet we spend our days arguing over whether it is here and what the evidence says. So what’s missing?