Despite contrarian reports to - well - the contrary, three of the world's major scientific organizations note that 2010 tied 2005 for the warmest year on record, or (WMO) is in the top three warmest years. The WMO also notes that the period 2001 to 2010 is the warmest decade, even though contrarians falsely claim that global warming has ended.
And in the meantime, massive floods have devastated regions across the globe, from AustraliaÂ to BrazilÂ to the Philippines, to Sri Lanka. In recent years, massive floods have also occurred in Pakistanand China, not to mention U.S. floods in Iowa, Atlanta, and North Dakota
Increased flooding, drought, and extreme weather are among the impacts of climate change that are becoming more likely as the average temperature across the globe rises.
The reader can be aware of what the state of the scienceÂ is, and what is occurring throughout the world - or s/he can listen to the contrarians.
It may be time to consider flood insurance.
David K. has also set up a separate group called "Exposing Climate Denialism - A guide to Tactics and Tall Tales,"located at climatelies.gather.comfor those who want to read about some of the intentional disinformation used by climate denialists to confuse the public about the state of climate science.