Global warming/climate change has been in the news again the past few days with a lot of marches and calls to action across the USA and the rest of the planet. I don’t have any strong feelings about the subject either way, although you have been able to find my thoughts the past 7 years or so on this page.
One of the reasons I hesitate to jump right onto the bandwagon is that even though many say the “science is settled”, it’s probably not truly settled. An excellent example was this article in the Seattle Times yesterday.
The study was published in a peer-reviewed scientific publication. The main conclusion is that the small warming we’ve seen so far along the West Coast the past 100 years is within the range of natural variability and may be caused by shifting wind patterns. Interesting don’t you think? I have not read the study, but I think it just points out that there are still lots of things we don’t know about how the atmosphere/oceans act.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen