Discussion Topic: Is It Time to Accept Man-Made Global Warming?

We asked this same question in February after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its report concluding that there … Continued

We asked this same question in February after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its report concluding that there is a greater than 90 percent chance that recent climate change is man-made. Now, with dire warnings from the IPCC’s latest report released on Friday, it’s time to revisit the topic.

From The Baltimore Sun:

_A global warming report . . . by the United Nations paints a near-apocalyptic vision of Earth’s future: more than a billion people in need of water, extreme food shortages in Africa, a landscape ravaged by floods and millions of species sentenced to extinction.

Despite the harshness of its vision, the report was quickly criticized by scientists who said its findings were watered down at the last minute by government bureaucrats seeking to deflect calls for action.

“The science got hijacked by the political bureaucrats at the late stage of the game,” said John Walsh, a climate expert at the University of Alaska who helped write a chapter on the polar regions._

What’s your latest thinking? Is GW real, man-made, and potentially catastrophic?