Climate change reaches ‘gold standard’ for scientific certainty
February 27, 2019
Human induced climate change has reached a ‘gold level’ level of scientific certainty following a detailed analysis of 40 years of satellite data.
New research released by California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has concluded that the chance that ongoing climate change not being human induced is roughly one in one million.
The research uses three of the largest satellite based data sets to draw the conclusion, showing that two of those data sets reached the gold standard of certainty that humanity causes climate change back in 2005, and the third did in 2016.
“Forty years ago, its authors issued a clear warning of the potentially significant socioeconomic consequences of human-caused warming. Their warning was accurate and remains more relevant than ever,” the report concluded.