2007 on track to be the hottest year ever on record, greenhouse gases likely at fault

I have posted quite a bit on global warming lately, which was not premeditated. It's just that there has been so many interesting articles linking greenhouse gases to global warming in the past few weeks; I especially found the article about ice sheets that have been around for hundreds of years suddenly breaking apart to be of interest -- negative interest, but interest nonetheless.
So, along those lines comes another article right off the front page of Yahoo, at least it was last night. In the article, Campaign against Climate Change coordinator Philip Thornhill was quoted as saying, "The evidence that we're doing something very dangerous with the climate is now amassing. We need to put the energy and priority (into climate change) that is being put into a war effort," he said. "It's a political struggle to get action done - and these reports help."

The rest of the article goes on to talk about Australian Prime Minister John Howard and his refusing to link warm temperatures with global warming and El Nino's impact on weather patterns. Also mentioned are the effects of warmer temperatures on crop production and the amount of money it will cost governments in gross product exports.

The article was posted after Britain's Meteorological Office said on Thursday that there is a 60 percent chance that the average global temperature for 2007 will match or break the record set in 1998, the hottest year ever recorded.

[Source: Britain's Meterological Office via yahoo.com]

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