DISCUSSION THREAD: Please post your questions or comments here.
8 August: Is the Earth really warming?
“It’s so cold! How can the earth really be warming?” Statements such as these get in the way of climate action as they call into question whether there’s a problem to address. We might hear that surface temperature is an unreliable method of tracking temperatures or that temps are actually dropping in places. We may even hear that we’re heading into an ice age or that the hottest year on record was 1934 or 1998.
In this first of the Climate Q&A series, Prof Brook helps us sort through what’s true and false regarding this most basic component of the climate change problem.
Guest Speaker: Mr Andrew Watson, Regional Director (SA), Bureau of Meteorology