Saturday, February 19, 2005

Ocean warming, fossil fuel gases linked

"The research was conducted by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California. It showed that temperature readings in the oceans during the past 40 years matched computer models simulating how higher levels of human-generated greenhouse gases were expected to heat the oceans.

"'We were stunned by the degree of similarity between the observations and the models,' said Tim Barnett, a marine physicist who wrote the study with fellow Scripps scientist David Pierce."

Of course, for everyone who reads this study there a several thousand who are dutifully enamored of Crichton's best-selling "State of Fear."