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WISC Editorial Agenda 2013 - Our Climate - More Science, More Facts

Published On: Aug 20 2013 01:33:11 PM CDT
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The WISC Editorial Board’s position on climate change, which we reached at the beginning of the year, is unambiguous: global warming is a scientific fact and it is the result of human behavior. But it also true that ongoing research continues to add evidence to these factual claims and we need to recognize that research.

This week the Nobel Peace prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change, consisting of several hundred scientists reported near certainty that the global warming is man-made and that it continues to rise and that sea levels will increase as much as three feet by the end of the century if nothing is done. This is the group’s fifth report in 25 years and each report has found greater certainty humans are responsible for climate change.

We understand why businesses that benefit from global warming are doing everything they can to promote denial. But we cannot understand our elected representatives, especially Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, providing those businesses with their denying voices. It is unconscionable.





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