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Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports anthropogenic global warming and yet eagerly, even blindly embrace any argument, op-ed piece, blog or study that refutes global warming.
The study uses the MIT Integrated Global Systems Model, a detailed computer simulation of global economic activity and climate processes that has been developed and refined by the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change since the early 1990s...The new projections, published this month in the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate, indicate a median probability of surface warming of 5.2 degrees Celsius by 2100, with a 90% probability range of 3.5 to 7.4 degrees.
Pollution that we have caused in one century is thus comparable to natural variations that have taken thousands of years.3...The return period and severity of floods, droughts, heatwaves, and storms will worsen.
Global Desertification Vulnerability Map
Originally posted by pavil
reply to post by dodadoom
As someone else has stated, the Southwest has always been fairly arid, recent La Nina's havent' helped. Add on top of that entirely too many people living there and way too much water diversion by man and you have a recipe for dwindling water. The mighty Colorado River has been reduced to a mere stream with man's damming of it. Yes I agree mankind is responsible for the lack of water in the Southwest but Global warming is not the main cause of that.