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Is honesty the best climate change policy?
by pat neuman Thursday, Mar 3 2005, 8:32pm
national / environment / op-ed/ analysis
Then and Now
"A possible GOP presidential contender in 2008, Nebraskan Sen.
Chuck Hagel has lately sprung to the public stage as one of the
leading Republican voices on climate change."
Graph of 1880-2004 global temperatures
... now at North Texas IMC ...
... THEN and NOW ...
THEN: March 2000, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
"there is no proof that any changes in the Earth's climate are
NOW: March 2005, Chuck Hagel
"We've known we've had an impact, absolutely," ...
THEN: 1999 NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center(CPC)
"Personally, I think it's a no-brainer," says Livezey, who concludes
that greenhouse gases generated by human activities are probably
driving these changes in U.S. weather. Science News
NOW: 2005 NOAA NWS CPC website
"Scientists still cannot say with certainty that global warming is
affecting El Niño events. In January 1999, however, scientists at the
National Center for Atmospheric Research and elsewhere reported that
global warming may accentuate El Niño's current and future impacts. El
Niño events have become more frequent and have had greater climate
impacts over the past century. This change in El Niño events
corresponds to a rise in global temperatures."
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