Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without – Buddha

Richard Muller: ‘Humans Are Almost Entirely The Cause’ Of Climate Change

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012


The Huffington Post  |  By z

Richard Muller Climate Change

“Humans are almost entirely the cause” of climate change, according to a scientistwho once doubted that global warming even existed.

Last year, Richard Muller walked backyears of climate change skepticism in light of new research. But Sunday’s comments go one step further.

Muller wrote in an NYT op-ed that after exhaustive research, he believes that an increase of greenhouse gases can be closely linked to the rise in the earth’s temperature. He explains:

Our results show that the average temperature of the earth’s land has risen by two and a half degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years, including an increase of one and a half degrees over the most recent 50 years. Moreover, it appears likely that essentially all of this increase results from the human emission of greenhouse gases

However, Muller said that he did not believe that the recent heat waves or Hurricane Katrina were caused by global warming.

Muller, a UCBerkeley professor, founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, which receives substantial funding from GOP powerhouse donor Charles Koch.

According to Greenpeace, the Koch brothers have given over $61 million to groups that deny the existence of climate change.

Last year, Muller told the Huffington Post that though he believes climate change exists, “I certainly feel that there is lots of room for skepticism on the human component of warming.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: