By | March 10, 2008
In Their Own Words – Science

Since the late 1960s, much of the North Atlantic Ocean has become less salty, in part due to increases in fresh water runoff induced by global warming, scientists say.

-Michael Schirber, LiveScience Jun. 29, 2005

The surface waters of the North Atlantic are getting saltier, suggests a new study of records spanning over 50 years. They found that during this time, the layer of water that makes up the top 400 metres has gradually become saltier. The seawater is probably becoming saltier due to global warming, Boyer says.

-Catherine Brahic, New Scientist, Aug. 23, 2007

Utopia is an excellent escape for politicians because they can busy themselves with far-away goals and don’t have to worry about immediate problems. Climate change is an excellent issue for that escape.

-Czech President Vaclav Klaus

The advent of a new ice age, scientists say, appears to be guaranteed. The devastation will be astonishing

-Gregg Easterbrook, Newsweek, Nov. 23, 1992

2007 Was Tied as Earth’s Second-Warmest Year “As we predicted last year, 2007 was warmer than 2006, continuing the strong warming trend of the past 30 years that has been confidently attributed to the effect of increasing human-made greenhouse gases

– James Hansen, director of NASA GISS. Jan. 16, 2008

The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. in 2007 is officially the tenth warmest on record, according to data from scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The agency also determined the global surface temperature last year was the fifth warmest on record.

– 2007 was Tenth Warmest for U.S., Fifth Warmest Worldwide, Jan 15, 2008

It’s too early to state categorically that China is experiencing another warm winter this year, but the world’s fourth largest economy is definitely suffering the impact of global warming, a senior meteorological official said on Tuesday

– China News, Feb 2007

China has a history of devastating natural disasters but the current harsh winter is the latest example of increasingly extreme weather as climate change progresses

– China News, Feb 2008